"Raising an Ebenezer": Archives as a Religious Means of Remembering

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David Brian Malone


By definition it is the purpose of archives to collect and preserve materials that document the work and activity of persons, organizations, and cultures, for the benefit of those who follow. Such materials can prove to play an active and vital role in the process of remembering, through 
the telling of stories. This activity can support a library’s endeavors to connect with users in this dimension of its services, and to fulfill its mission. The present essay provides an overview of such initiatives at Wheaton College.

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David Brian Malone, Wheaton College

Associate Professor

Buswell Memorial Library

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