Research

Advice & Procedures

Please be aware that the early Moravians in America spoke and wrote German. Consequently, a large part of our records is written in German script, different from our modern handwriting. This script is not always easy to read and is something which must be learned. It is no longer taught in Germany. If you are […]

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Ordering Reproductions

If you want to order reproductions of originals from our holdings, please keep the following in mind. We can┬ámake┬ádigital images from material in our collection. We can also provide reproductions in various sizes and qualities. You can order a simple black and white print on normal letter size paper or a full color photo on […]

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Research Requests

If you cannot come to the Moravian Archives yourself, we are happy to do the research for you. Our experienced staff researcher will be glad to assist you for a pre-paid fee. Our staff researcher reads German and has in-depth knowledge of our holdings. She will search our collections to help you find an answer […]

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Research Grants

The Vernon Nelson Fund provides grants to researchers as a contribution toward their expenses relating to their research at the Moravian Archives. Funding may be given for research projects using records held by the Moravian Archives in Bethlehem. In 2017 three projects were awarded with a total of $975. Rev. Vernon H. Nelson (1933-2010) was […]

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