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MAB will be closed to the public until June 15, 2020 in response to the extension of the PA state stay at home order and upon the completion of our German Script Class which is being held virtually.  Please see attached document for new policies and procedures which will be implemented once MAB reopens to the public. MAB_COVID_19_Reopening

Digital Collections Spotlight #7: The Zinzendorf Papers

Digital Collections Spotlight #7: The Zinzendorf Papers

Posted May 26, 2020 in Digital Access

Digital Collections Spotlight #7: The Zinzendorf Papers By Jonathan Ennis, digital archivist As part of a new series of posts, we’re highlighting different collections from the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem, that have been digitized and are accessible online. Check out our earlier posts in this series at https://www.moravianchurcharchives.org/digital-access/. As this week marks the 320th birthday of […]

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Digital Collections Spotlight #6: David Nitschmann (Ep.) Papers

Digital Collections Spotlight #6: David Nitschmann (Ep.) Papers

Posted May 19, 2020 in Digital Access

Digital Collections Spotlight #6: David Nitschmann (Ep.) Papers By Thomas J. McCullough, assistant archivist As part of a new series of posts, we’re highlighting different collections from the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem, that have been digitized and are accessible online. Check out our earlier posts in this series at https://www.moravianchurcharchives.org/digital-access/. The papers of Bishop David Nitschmann […]

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Digital Collections Spotlight #5: The Painting Collection

Digital Collections Spotlight #5: The Painting Collection

Posted May 14, 2020 in Digital Access

Digital Collections Spotlight #5: The Painting Collection By Jonathan Ennis, digital archivist As part of a new series of posts, we’re highlighting different collections from the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem, that have been digitized and are accessible online. Check out our earlier posts in this series at https://www.moravianchurcharchives.org/digital-access/. Created in the mid 18th century, this oil […]

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Digital Collections Spotlight #4: The Drawings and Prints Collection

Digital Collections Spotlight #4: The Drawings and Prints Collection

Posted May 5, 2020 in Digital Access

Digital Collections Spotlight #4: The Drawings and Prints Collection By Jonathan Ennis, digital archivist As part of a new series of posts, we’re highlighting different collections from the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem, that have been digitized and are accessible online. Check out our earlier posts in this series at https://www.moravianchurcharchives.org/digital-access/. This lovely etching of a small […]

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Digital Collections Spotlight #3: The Rufus A. Grider Collection

Digital Collections Spotlight #3: The Rufus A. Grider Collection

Posted April 23, 2020 in Digital Access

Digital Collections Spotlight #3: The Rufus A. Grider Collection By Jonathan Ennis, digital archivist As part of a new series of posts, we’re highlighting different collections from the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem, that have been digitized and are accessible online. Check out our earlier posts in this series at https://www.moravianchurcharchives.org/digital-access/. This illustration and historical sketch by […]

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Digital Collections Spotlight #2: The Papers of Samuel Isles

Digital Collections Spotlight #2: The Papers of Samuel Isles

Posted April 14, 2020 in Digital Access

Featured image (above) shows a plan of the Moravian mission station Spring Gardens in St. John’s, Antigua, in 1788 (DP f.061.2, Moravian Archives, Bethlehem). Digital Collections Spotlight #2: The Papers of Samuel Isles By Jonathan Ennis, digital archivist As part of a new series of posts, we’re highlighting different MAB collections that have been digitized […]

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Digital Collections Spotlight #1: The Ettwein Papers

Digital Collections Spotlight #1: The Ettwein Papers

Posted April 8, 2020 in Digital Access

Digital Collections Spotlight #1: The Ettwein Papers By Jonathan Ennis, digital archivist As part of a new series of posts, we’ll be highlighting different MAB collections that have been digitized and are accessible online. John/Johannes Ettwein (1721-1802), in addition to his role as bishop of the Moravian Church, also shows an interest in science and […]

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The Lititiz Collegium Musicum lecture now available Online

The Lititiz Collegium Musicum lecture now available Online

Posted February 21, 2020 in General

On Tuesday February 18, 2020 Dr. Jeffrey Gemmell present a lecture at the Moravian Archives on the Lititiz Collegium Musicum and its revival.   Please visit our Youtube channel, Moravian Archives Bethlehem to watch the recorded lecture

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Moravian Roots Update (January 2020)

Moravian Roots Update (January 2020)

Posted January 21, 2020 in Moravian Roots

Over 20 volunteers have graciously contributed their time, expertise, and energy to the Moravian Roots genealogy database. As of January 21, 2020, the total amount of indexed records (baptisms, confirmations, marriages, receptions, removals, and funerals) amounts to 69,143! In total, 67 of ~300 church registers have been fully indexed (see first list below). These entries, […]

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Moravian Archives Receives Digitization Grant for Labrador Records

Moravian Archives Receives Digitization Grant for Labrador Records

Posted January 13, 2020 in General

On January 9, 2020, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) announced grants for eighteen digitization projects throughout the United States and Canada. The Moravian Archives is extremely pleased to announce that one of the approved projects is “Uncommon Bonds: Labrador Inuit and Moravian Missionaries” ($168,349.00). During this 24-month project the Moravian Archives in […]

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