Where Historians Work: Q&A with Margaret Bendroth of the Congregational Library and Archives

23 Jun

It’s not enough to have an archive full of great stuff—“Library 2.0” as I’ve come to understand it, means making your material accessible and compelling to all kinds of different people. How do you convince the average person on the street that the past matters? Not in some golly-gee whiz isn’t this neat kind of way, but in clear and simple language.

At the Junto, Katy Lasdow interviews Margaret Bendroth, the Executive Director of the Congregational Library & Archives. (I just finished reading Bendroth’s The Last Puritans. It is well worth your time to read.)

Source: Where Historians Work: Q&A with Margaret Bendroth of the Congregational Library and Archives « The Junto

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One Response to “Where Historians Work: Q&A with Margaret Bendroth of the Congregational Library and Archives”

  1. jhubers June 23, 2017 at 2:48 pm #

    I spent a wonderful week in this archive which holds the official records of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions which was the archive I needed to consult for my dissertation research. She was very helpful and gracious.

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