The Church Archives was dedicated October 26, 2008.
- develop and implement policies and procedures to collect, preserve, and store church records
- store selected records in archival supplies
- reformat to preserve selected groups of records in danger of being lost
- save essential church history by collecting lost records and oral history
- prepare descriptions of the holdings
- determine methods of disseminating holdings to potential users
- provide access to on-site users
Religious/Church History Interest Group
The Riley County Historical Society and Museum partnered with St. Thomas More Library and Church Archives to encourage and support collection, conservation, and preservation of church history.
We wanted to organize a non-denominational interest group dedicated to an exchange of information regarding the collection and preservation of our local church histories. We hoped that the interest group would be a way to exchange ideas and hope to develop occasional workshops to address common concerns and interests.
The church history interest group is open to everyone; interested parties need not be affiliated with a church to attend. Pastors are asked to attend or to send a representative. There are no membership fees.
The first meeting of the church history interest group was held at St. Thomas More Church, 2900 Kimball Avenue, on Thursday, May 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Subsequent meeting times and locations will be posted under Library News.