By Chris Paton, Archivist
During the month of October, the John Bulow Campbell Library’s Special Collections and Archives is celebrating Archives Month! Archives Month is a way to celebrate the value of Georgia’s historical records, publicize the many ways historical records enrich our lives, and recognize those who maintain our communities’ historical records.
We will host one special event this year to highlight our rare and unique materials. Please join us for the following special program, which will be offered twice (on October 15 and again on October 16):
Of Sermons and Skeletons: Behind the Locked Doors of Special Collections and Archives, featuring displays of rare materials, behind the scenes tours, and refreshments
Georgia Archives Month is part of American Archives Month, a collaborative effort by archival organizations and repositories around the nation to highlight the importance of records of enduring value. Archivists are professionals who assess, collect, organize, preserve, maintain control of, and provide access to information that has lasting value, and they help people find and understand the information they need in those records.
Columbia Theological Seminary’s John Bulow Campbell Library (JBCL) collects and preserves materials relating to the history of Columbia Theological Seminary and the Presbyterian Church (USA) in the C. Benton Kline, Jr. Special Collections and Archives. The archives include, but are not limited to, rare books, institutional papers and records, faculty papers and records, Columbia Seminary faculty publications, and Columbia Seminary student theses.