We here at the Lutheran Archives Center wish you all a safe and merry Christmas! Pictured here are wooden St. Lucia Day figurines that are part of our Augustana Institute Collection.
Happy December! This year, the Lutheran Archives are hoping to participate in #ArchiveAdventCalendar , where we will (try) to post every day according to the festive prompts (see stories for full list, though we might not follow it exactly). Today's prompt is #snow, so even though there isn't any snow currently in Philadelphia, we made a bookish snowman ⛄️ ! In this stack, we included books from our Ministerium of Pennsylvania (MOP) collection, our Rare Book collection, as well as from our reference library collection. Hopefully you’ll enjoy these posts as much as we’ve had fun making them!
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Starting out spooky season with something that truly horrifies archivists: metal fasteners! Even though things like staples and paper clips seem like a space-saving way of consolidating groups of paper, they actually do more damage in the long-run! That’s because they are metal and can rust, leaving markings on the papers they are holding. And with staples especially, they leave holes that damage the paper. (Just as an fyi, rubber bands are no better! They can ‘melt’ and then stick to the documents they are holding together!) Also, check out our Instagram (@lutheranarchives) for more pictures!
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The Royal Scroll
The Royal Scroll was everything you needed to teach Bible education in 1896! The hand-cranked display includes more than 150 chromolithographs housed in a portable case for storage and display. There are two large scrolls entitled "An Illuminated Life of Christ including the Principal Events" and "Collection of the World's Masterpieces" along with a smaller scroll entitled "A complete Panorama of Sacred Story". It also includes a companion book to explain the illustrations along with maps and discussion questions to help teach and explore scripture. The Royal Scroll was published by Powers, Fowler & Lewis of Chicago in 1896.