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Reeves Library has digitized several collections for use by the college community, alumni and the public. Our initial project, partially funded by the CIC (Consortium of Independent Colleges), chronicles the history of the Moravian Seminary and College for Women from 1854 to 1954. Materials in the listed collections can be used for curricular assignments or more in-depth research. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with educators and work with researchers on the use of these materials.

Moravian Seminary and College for Women Collections

Moravian Seminary and College for Women Digital Collection, 1863 to 1954: Photographs, yearbooks, scrapbooks and oral histories of the women who studied at the Moravian Seminary and College for Women.ARTSTOR logo

Moravian College for Women Oral Histories Project, 2001-2003: Videotaped interviews by the Moravian Alumni Association consisting of women alumnae about their experiences at the women's college.ARTSTOR logo

MCW Women in the Sciences Exhibit: Research from a student library internship produced this exhibit showcasing Moravian College for Women graduates in the sciences from 1913-1954. This research guide illustrates the many facets of the project and the collaboration required to create the exhibit, which is available to travel to other institutions!

Seminary Primary Sources on the Web

Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative (CDRI): An initiative of ATLA and ATS, this database contains the following: "digital images of woodcuts, photographs, slides, papyri, coins, maps, postcards, manuscripts, lithographs, sermons, shape-note tune books, and various forms of Christian art, architecture, and iconography."

Theological Commons: Early Text Related to the Bohemian-Moravian Church of the Brethren: Moravian's contribution to the Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative (CDRI). Hosted by Princeton Theological Seminary, over 110,000 resources on theology and religion, including public domain books, periodicals, audio recordings, photographs, manuscript collections, and more.


Updike at Moravian 1967

Newly Added:

John Updike at Moravian College

John Updike was invited to Moravian College in 1967 to receive an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from the College in part of a program marking the dedication of the newly built Reeves Library. Moravian College Archives has the complete digitized recording of Updike interviewed by Dr. George Diamond in 1982.


Other Collections

John Payne Mathematics Journals: Mathematics journals handwritten by John Payne dating from 1814 to 1865. John Payne lived in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in the 19th century.

Moravian College: Classroom Action Research Network Bulletin: The downloadable bulletins in this collection cover the years 1977-1991. This network grew out of the Centre for Applied Research in Education (CARE), founded by Professor John Elliott at the University of East Angola, UK., known for his work developing the theory and practice of action research for curriculum and teacher development.ARTSTOR logo

Comenian: The Comenian is Moravian College's student newspaper, dating back to 1914. Digital editions of the World War I era, 1914 to 1919, are supplemented by classroom curriculum materials. Digital editions of the Comenian from 1957 to 1967 are also included.