Thursday, June 23, 2016

SCRC celebrates an Archiving Milestone for the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington Collection

University Archivist Ruth Bryan, director of Technical Services, and Mary Brinkman, historiographer for the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington, completed several years of dedicated work preserving and cataloging Churches and Cathedrals, the first part of the extensive collection housed in the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC).

The work on Churches and Cathedrals began with the survey and inventory of the original 150 boxes donated by the diocese to Special Collections. The “Churches and Cathedrals” records include historic documents and photographs, correspondence, bulletins, registers, newspaper clippings, and objects such as church banners, for 58 individual churches and cathedrals. The next record group to be processed is Bishops and Priests. There are 13 record groups in all.

The collection is available for research in the Breckinridge Research Room on the second floor of the Margaret I. King Library, the home of the Special Collections Research Center.

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