Beacon Street Diary blog

Sermons and more sermons

Lately, we been working on adding published sermons to our online catalog. We added many funeral and ordination sermons. Each one has a story to tell about the persons and places involved. I wonder if the women minded being called "relics". How many families and friends would now request that the funeral sermon of their loved one be printed or published?

Our student library assistant, Martha Patten, has also been cataloging sermons - manuscript sermons. It's quite a challenge to decipher the handwriting from pastors in the 18th and 19th century. Unfortunately for us, Martha is leaving this week. She's completed her MLS program at Simmons and has a full time job beginning January 2 at Carlisle Public Library. We'll really miss all her help but wish her great success as a librarian.