Collection Development

Most of the holdings of the Moravian Archives are acquired via transfer from Moravian churches and agencies in the Southern Province. There are parameters on what we accept and how to transfer your records on this page. We also accept gifts of personal and historical collections from individuals, which you can learn about on this page. The Archives may use funding to purchase collection items on occasion but most of our funding goes toward day-to-day operations and equipment to make the collection accessible. With the installation of a new Director in 2022, we are also undergoing a reappraisal of our existing holdings to determine items that are out-of-scope and duplicative so that we may sell, return, transfer, or dispose of them and make room for those items with the highest research value. Read more about our collection development policy here.