Upon receiving work-study as a second semester, first year M.A. student in April, I had no idea that working at the Burke Library would not only be a learning opportunity, but also an adventure. Although I’ve had prior experience working at my hometown’s library in high school, little did I know that being a part […]
Month: October 2013
United We Stand: National Workshop on Christian Unity Records
I just finished processing my first collection at the Burke Library and I am filled with excitement but also with anxiety. While the hard work of describing and arranging is over, the finding aid needs to be evaluated and then made available to the public. The idea that this document will be made public terrifies […]
The Robert E. Speer Collection: A Treasure Chest of Pamphlets
On August 11, 1949, Emma Baily Speer sent an invitation to Dr. Pierce Beaver, curator of the Missionary Research Library, requesting that he and his wife pay her a cordial visit in Connecticut to look over the materials in her late husband’s library: Robert Elliot Speer had passed away two years earlier at the age […]
Please Join Us October 11!