Category Special Collections/Archives

Library Friends group sponsor charter framing

Have you been to the library recently? Notice anything different? We painted! Come stop by and see our new blue wall featuring Eastern’s beautiful historic charter, framed thanks to Friends of the Library. Issued in March 1923, the Charter of The Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary states in beautifully calligraphic writing, In compliance with the requirements […]

Discarded files become archival history of Palmer Seminary

This week’s blog post comes to us from our Librarian for Public Services, Administration & Research, Joy Dlugosz. Joy wears many “hats” here in the library, including that of Assistant Archivist to University Archivist Dr. Fred Boehlke. Over the summer, an interesting archival discovery was made…. “This summer while our new university president, Dr. Duffett, […]

The Great Wide World of Digital Collections

An important mission of many libraries (academic, public, and special) is to digitize their special collections, making them available to users around the world. Before the advent of the Internet, if you wanted to view a library’s special collection, you would have to make a physical trip. Now, many institutions have opened up their collection […]

Hidden Treasure: the Goebel Print Collection

This past week the library was visited by a preservation specialist from the Conservation Center for the Arts & Historical Artifacts. In May of 2009, we applied for a Preservation Assistance Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and was awarded grant funds to use toward the assessment of our special collections housed in […]

Researching in our Archives

This September Professor John Nordlof assigned his ENG 091 Fundamentals of Writing students a unique paper- “Eye on Campus”. The assignment required them to research aspects of Eastern University based on information obtained through primary resources. I asked John to describe the project and this is what he said, “The students are asked to look […]