Hamilton Fund for Book Acquisitions

The Hamilton Book Fund provides funding to purchase books for the library of the Moravian Archives.

The Moravian Archives collects any publication relating to the Moravian Church worldwide. Over the years the Hamilton Fund has made it possible to purchase hundreds of books.

Rt. Rev. Kenneth Hamilton (Bethlehem, PA 1893 – Winston-Salem, NC 1975) was archivist at the Moravian Archives in Bethlehem from 1958 until 1963.

While serving in the military during World War I, he was stationed in the United Kingdom. Here he collected a great number of war posters. These war posters were later placed in the Archives. Because they did not fit the mission of the Moravian Archives, the posters were sold to a college library in England. The proceeds from the sale formed the Hamilton Book Fund and have been used to purchase books for the Archives.

If you are interested in making a donation, please send your contribution to the Moravian Archives, specifying your intent. For more information about the fund, please contact Paul Peucker, the Archives’ director.