Many New Collections Available for Use

During the tenure of my Luce-funded project archivist position at the Burke Library, I will be processing, arranging and describing all of the collections in the Missionary Research Library Archives and the William Adams Brown Ecumenical Library Archives. MANY new collections are available for use and research. These original, unique, primary source materials can greatly add to a Union student’s research. And, as the saying goes, ‘those who fail to study the mistakes of the past are doomed to repeat them.’

Have you looked into any of these archives lately? You may be surprised how much they can add to what Union in Dialogue stands for: a discussion of social analysis, interreligious dialogue, embodiment, poverty, and a number of other pressing topics.

You can always look at the Burke Archives page, specifically at the Missionary Research Library Collection and William Adams Brown Archives links. We also make sure to post direct links through our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

One other option is through the Burke Archives Blog, which is specific to the Hidden Archival Collections of the Burke Library project. If you look at the tab called Completed Collections, you will see all of that which has been done since the project began in August 2011.

Any questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact me!


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About Brigette C. Kamsler

Brigette C. Kamsler is the Archivist for the Missionary Research Library Archives and the William Adams Brown Ecumenical Library Archives project, funded by the Henry Luce Foundation. She has a BA in History from Millersville University and a MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh where she specialized in Archives, Preservation and Records Management. Prior to her work at Columbia, she was the Archivist and Research Center Coordinator at the Historical Society of Frederick County, Maryland. Brigette enjoys the processing and preservation of collections, Web 2.0 technologies, advising organizations and individuals in the community on archival history, issues and care, as well as supervising and mentoring others interested in the field. She looks forward to being an advocate for historical documents and collections throughout her career. Please check out the full Burke Archives Blog here:

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