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Biographical & Family Collections Edit

Summary

Identifier
Mss.005

Dates

  • 1877-present (label)
  • Date acquired: 20080701 (Other)

Extents

  • 277.00 Cubic Feet (Whole)
  • 100.00 Cubic Feet (Whole)
  • 100.00 Cubic Feet (Whole)
  • 77.00 Cubic Feet (Whole)

Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection contains manuscripts, photographs, diaries, ledgers, pamphlets and all manner of ephemera. It also contains, in some cases, professional papers. The biographical collection contains sub-collections of various early and or important persons or families in the history of the New Church or the Academy of the New Church.

  • Abstract

    This collection contains personal & professional papers. The biographical collection contains sub-collections of various early and or important persons or families in the history of the New Church or the Academy of the New Church.

  • Arrangement Note

    These collections are arranged into by family or person and then into lower hierarchical structures as necessary.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    No general restriction on this collection.  Some sub-collections may have physical or technical restrictions.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright is held (where applicable) by the creator unless granted to the Academy of the New Church Archives.  See the archivist for information individual sub-collections.

  • Physical Access Requirements

    Some fragile items my need to be handled by the archivist or a surrogate will be provided.

  • Source of Acquisition

    Various

  • Method of Acquisition

    Donation/gift

  • Existence and Location of Originals

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  • Related Materials

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  • Processing Information

    Some of the sub-collections are minimally processed.

  • Biographical or Historical Information

    The General Church of the New Jerusalem (founded 1897) and the Academy of the New Church (founded 1876) are a church and affiliated school system based upon the religious principles of Swedenborgianism. The Academy Movement, originally part of the Swedenborgian Church of North America (formerly the General Convention of the New Jerusalem) founded its first school in 1876 in Philadelphia, PA. The members of the Academy Movement eventually left the General Convention Church and formed(after a few other iterations) the General Church of the New Jerusalem. Today, the General Church of the New Jerusalm is the largest of the Swedenborgian churches. Although the General Church and the Academy are separate organizations, they work closely together, particularly in the area of religious instruction. Many General Church priests teach in the Academy secondary schools and Bryn Athyn College of the New Church. Both of these organizations are located or headquartered in Bryn Athyn, PA in the United States of America. These biographical and family collections are related to early and/or important persons in the growth of one or the other organizations.

    Note written by Gregory Jackson

Instances

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    1-100
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    101-200
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    201-277

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