Friends of the Archives
This web site is funded by our Friends of the Archives. Aside from supporting our operating budget, our Friends sponsor a number of special projects including:
- Translations of our documents from the original German script into English. Currently translations are being made of the records of Helfer Conferenz fürs Ganze (Provincial Elders Conference) and the Moravian Church’s mission to the Cherokee Indians at Springplace, Georgia, before the Trail of Tears.
- Conservation of unique hand-drawn maps of the Moravian Church lands in Forsyth County, North Carolina. Some of these maps date back to colonial times before the Revolutionary War.
- Purchase of special equipment. For example, in 1991 our Friends launched the Archives into the computer age with the purchase of a single Apple Macintosh. Since then the Archives has produced 27 publications and e-books, from a small 15-page booklet to a 926-page history of the Southern Province. We look forward to many more publications, all thanks to that first step to computers provided by Friends of the Archives. (See our publication list.)
- Help in publishing volumes 12 and 13 of Records of the Moravians in North Carolina. The Moravian Archives and the Historical Publications Section of the North Carolina Office of Archives and History teamed together to produce these two volumes, which cover the Civil War and Reconstruction. Our Friends of the Archives helped fund these two major publications. Volume 12 (1856-1866) was published in 2000 and volume 13 (1867-1876) was published in 2006.
Want to help? Join our Friends of the Archives by using this handy form: FRIENDS FORM