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Digital Collections Spotlight #29: John Amos Comenius

Digital Collections Spotlight #29: John Amos Comenius

Posted March 28, 2022 in Digital Access

As part of an ongoing series of posts, we’re highlighting different collections and items from the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem. Check out our earlier posts in this series at https://www.moravianchurcharchives.org/digital-access/. As today, March 28th marks the birthday of the Czech scholar and religious leader Jan Amos Komenský (best known as John Amos Comenius) we are highlighting […]

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Digital Collections Spotlight #27: Moravian Christmas Traditions

Digital Collections Spotlight #27: Moravian Christmas Traditions

Posted December 21, 2021 in Digital Access

Digital Collections Spotlight #27: Moravian Christmas Traditions By Jonathan Ennis, digital archivist As part of an ongoing series of posts, we’re highlighting different collections and items from the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem. Check out our earlier posts in this series at www.moravianchurcharchives.org/digital-access/. In light of this holiday season it seems an excellent time to highlight a […]

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Digital Collections Spotlight #25: Alchemy

Digital Collections Spotlight #25: Alchemy

Posted October 28, 2021 in Digital Access

As part of an ongoing series of posts, we’re highlighting different collections and items from the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem. Check out our earlier posts in this series at www.moravianchurcharchives.org/digital-access/. In addition to a large collection of unique items such as church diaries, registers, personal papers, and photographs the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem, also houses a congregational […]

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Digital Collections Spotlight #24: Moravian Church Registers

Digital Collections Spotlight #24: Moravian Church Registers

Posted September 27, 2021 in Digital Access

  As part of an ongoing series of posts, we’re highlighting different collections and items from the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem. Check out our earlier posts in this series at https://www.moravianchurcharchives.org/digital-access/. One of our main responsibilities at the Moravian Archives Bethlehem is caring for the records of congregations in the church’s Northern Province. A notable example […]

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Digital Collection Spotlight #22: Burnside Plantation

Digital Collection Spotlight #22: Burnside Plantation

Posted July 19, 2021 in Digital Access

As part of an ongoing series of posts, we’re highlighting different collections and items from the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem. Check out our earlier posts in this series at https://www.moravianchurcharchives.org/digital-access/. This map from 1758 shows the settlement of Bethlehem and the region around it, including one of the many historic locations in the region that can […]

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Digital Collection Spotlight #21: Map of Emmaus

Digital Collection Spotlight #21: Map of Emmaus

Posted June 28, 2021 in Digital Access

  As part of an ongoing series of posts, we’re highlighting different collections and items from the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem. Check out our earlier posts in this series at https://www.moravianchurcharchives.org/digital-access/. Since last year we at the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem, have been working with the Lehigh Valley Historical Maps Consortium, a group formed to facilitate access to […]

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Digital Collection Spotlight #20: Moravian Memoirs

Digital Collection Spotlight #20: Moravian Memoirs

Posted May 27, 2021 in Digital Access

As part of an ongoing series of posts, we’re highlighting different collections and items from the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem. Check out our earlier posts in this series at https://www.moravianchurcharchives.org/digital-access/. An interesting aspect of the history of the Moravian Church is the tradition of the Lebensläufe, or memoirs. These accounts of the lives of church members […]

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Digital Collection Spotlight #19: Morgenstern auf finstre Nacht

Digital Collection Spotlight #19: Morgenstern auf finstre Nacht

Posted April 29, 2021 in Digital Access

As part of an ongoing series of posts, we’re highlighting different collections and items from the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem. Check out our earlier posts in this series at https://www.moravianchurcharchives.org/digital-access/. This piece of nineteenth-century sheet music is the song “Morgenstern auf finstre Nacht” or “Morning Star of the Dark Night” and is an interesting example of […]

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Digital Collection Spotlight #18: Easter

Digital Collection Spotlight #18: Easter

Posted March 25, 2021 in Digital Access, General

Digital Collections Spotlight: Digital Collections Spotlight #18: Easter By Jonathan Ennis, digital archivist As part of an ongoing series of posts, we’re highlighting different collections and items from the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem. Check out our earlier posts in this series at https://www.moravianchurcharchives.org/digital-access/. With the Easter holiday fast approaching it seems an apt time to highlight […]

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Digital Collections Spotlight #17: Nazareth Hall

Digital Collections Spotlight #17: Nazareth Hall

Posted February 25, 2021 in Digital Access

Digital Collections Spotlight #17: Nazareth Hall By Jonathan Ennis, digital archivist As part of an ongoing series of posts, we’re highlighting different collections and items from the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem. Check out our earlier posts in this series at https://www.moravianchurcharchives.org/digital-access/. This interesting 19th-century lithograph is an advertisement for the Nazareth Hall School for Boys, started […]

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