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Moravian Archives (Bethlehem, PA 18018-2757)
Paul M. Peucker (Project Director: July 2017 to September 2021)

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Preservation and Access

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$196,000 (approved)
$195,761 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2018 – 4/30/2021

Eastern West Indies Records Preservation and Digitization Project

The conservation treatment and digitization of eight volumes (3,566 pages) of Moravian Church records focused on missions on the Caribbean islands of St. Croix and Antigua from the late 18th through the mid-20th centuries.

The Moravian Archives in Bethlehem, Pa. (MAB) is seeking a HCRR Implementation grant of $265,359 to preserve and digitize selected records from the Eastern West Indies (EWI), held by the Moravian Archives and based on existing guidelines for prioritization of treatment and digitization. The goal of the project is 1) To provide conservation treatment for these selected records in order to allow future use of these records 2) To digitize these records 3) To provide wide public access to their content by uploading the digitized material to an appropriate digital platform.