Contact the Archives now if you or a friend would like to help us as a volunteer, or student intern, or Family History Docent. We will begin arranging schedules and projects for volunteer help for the fall later this summer. More info on our work can be found here.
A reminder to our regular donors: this last month’s Annotations newsletter was sent to you in a new format, and without an envelope for sending us a donation. We still need and appreciate your gifts of support as you are able. Donor slips were printed on the inside of the back page of the newsletter.
A special thank you to Archives Commission member Pat Nelson, who is stepping off the Commission after several years of excellent service to our facility and staff. Our thoughts and prayers stay with Pat and husband Ben.
Three popular booklets will be available for purchase a bit longer by our in-house guests and online visitors, thanks to reprints recently ordered from Goslen Printing. Faith and Tears, a summary booklet of the Moravians’ work with the Cherokees, had been completely out of print. Ghosts of Salem and This I Believe have been two of our more popular titles, with very different reader interests. The new additions in our stockroom mean these titles will be available for giving for some time to come.
It’s not too early to ask about student work study or internship opportunities in our Archives for the fall. We have a number of cataloging projects that would be good experience for a library science or history major, and good work for any capable student. Contact Assistant Archivist Nicole Crabbe for further information.
Our second training for those interested in our Family History Docent program will be held Tuesday, June 19, from 9am until noon. Docents receive three hours special training in our genealogy resources and in return agree to thirty hours of volunteering over three months, during which time they will be assisting our family history researchers and helping create resource finding guides. Please contact us if interested soon, either to register or to request more information. Class is limited to five participants.