Posted July 21, 2023 in General
How do new materials come into the Archives? How does the Archives make new materials accessible? Why are some materials accepted into the collection and others are not? This exhibition features newly acquired materials from the past ten years to highlight the various stages of the archival process: from selecting materials to inclusion into our collection, arrangement, and description to conservation and providing long-term access. These archival materials are often resources for scholarly research, publication, or genealogy research, but many of our users are unaware of the process our archival collections go through before they are deemed open and accessible for research. Through this exhibition, the Moravian Archives hopes to provide a greater understanding of the archival process by highlighting the various steps relating to the acquisition of new materials.
Those unable to visit our current exhibit in person can now visit the exhibit in an online format at https://moravianarchives.shorthandstories.com/archivalprocess/index.html.
If you enjoyed the online version of the exhibition and would like to see everything in person, you may do so through June 2024. There are no costs for visitors.