January, 2010

We've been offering them for a while, but we'd like to remind our researchers about the scholarships and travel grants available to help you get to the information you need.

The Congregational Library & Archives will be closed on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day.

All of our online resources will be available as usual. If you have questions for the staff, please send an email or leave a voicemail, and we'll get back to you when we return to the office on Tuesday.

 

By: Douglas Winiarski
 

On Tuesday, April 17, James “Jim” Matarazzo, Dean and Professor Emeritus, Simmons College School of Library and Information Science, passed away in Boston. To those of us in the Library and Archives’ field, Jim was a legend. For almost 50 years, he guided students from the classroom to successful careers, always being available and never forgetting anyone and their life. His gentle and humble nature belied a brilliant and cagey navigator of the working world…and he always paved the way into that world for his students.

The Congregational Library & Archives is happy to announce that our “New England’s Hidden Histories” project, which seeks to locate, digitize, transcribe, and place online New England’s earliest manuscript church records, has been selected to receive a $300,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grant supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. Funding from this program strengthens efforts to extend the life of such materials and make their intellectual content widely accessible through the use of digital technology, which closely aligns with the mission and directive of “New England’s Hidden Histories.”

When I was ten, my personal hero was Patrick Henry. He was the Revolutionary War figure who demanded "liberty or death" — in retrospect, not a surprising choice for a bookish, secretly rebellious pre-adolescent. But by the time I reached college, I had switched to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the outspoken leader of the woman suffrage movement. I had discovered "women's history".

Congregational Library & Archives Executive Director Dr. Margaret Bendroth
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Speaker: Dr. Margaret Bendroth

RESCHEDULED:

Due to impending inclement weather, this talk has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 3rd.

During the 1940s and 1950s, an era usually associated with bobby sox and happy...

The Anti-Saloon League newspaper, The American Issue, with headline, "U.S. Is Voted Dry," published January 25, 1919. Public Domain.
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Cheers to the 21st Amendment!

Join the Congregational Library & Archives for an evening of trivia, mingling, food, and drink (non-alcoholic Prohibition-era cocktails available) for our...

The Congregational Library & Archives will be closed this coming Monday, January 1st.

All of our online resources will be available as usual. If you have a question you'd like to ask the staff, send an us email or leave a voicemail, and we'll get back to you when we return to the office on Tuesday, January 2nd.

However you plan to greet the new year, we hope that it will be a good one.

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