Tag: Bishop Payne Library

Giving Tuesday Supporting the AAEHC

Today VTS joins the worldwide celebration of generosity that is Giving Tuesday by lifting our voices in support of the African American Episcopal Historical Collection (AAEHC), a joint project of VTS and the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church. Giving Tuesday aims to bring people around the world together through generosity in all its forms […]

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Re-opening of Bishop Payne Library

For the past two months, I have had the privilege of being part of the Bishop Payne Library team as they begin their move back into the newly renovated space. I have proudly exclaimed to various people that I was hired as their “grunt worker” for the summer, doing the odds and ends of moving. […]

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The African American Episcopal Historical Collection (AAEHC)

The African American Episcopal Historical Collection (AAEHC) is a trove of surprises – defying my expectations in many ways. For example, I did not think that my time spent would be a return visit to some of the warmest and most comfortable occasions of my boyhood. Walking back through what has gone on before satisfies […]

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Seminary Archives: A Return

Over the past fourteen months, as the Seminary archives and the African American Episcopal Historical Collection mitigated the challenges of the library and archives renovations, a temporary location with minimal collections, amidst a global pandemic, I had to keep from not getting overwhelmed by the task at hand. I constantly reminded myself of the adage: […]

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The Life Cycle of a Library Collection

Has a library user ever considered the work that allows them to identify, select and obtain the materials that they need for class and research? The life cycle of a library collection encompasses selection, ordering, receiving, cataloging, labeling, and repairing of materials. Selection involves anticipating the needs of current faculty and students before they do. […]

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A Reader for Every Book

I like to think I care most about the essentials: those key theologians and figures from Church history that are most important to know. So, when we realized the Welcome Center Library would only contain 10% of the library’s total print collections, I thought this might be a welcome reprieve from an ordinarily overwhelming collection. […]

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Preserving a 1602 English Bible

It’s Preservation Week for libraries across the United States! This year, we want to provide a glimpse into the crucial preservation work happening every day at the Bishop Payne Library by our book conservator, Beth Lewis. Today, Beth is working on preserving a 1602 English Geneva-Tomson New Testament from the library’s rare books collection. This […]

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