Biographical & Family Collections
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.
- Date acquired: 20080701
Language of Materials
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.
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
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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.
These collections are arranged into by family or person and then into lower hierarchical structures as necessary.
Physical Access Requirements
Some fragile items my need to be handled by the archivist or a surrogate will be provided.
Source of Acquisition
Method of Acquisition
Existence and Location of Originals
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Some of the sub-collections are minimally processed.
- Archon Finding Aid Title Mss.005
- Gregory Jackson
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Part of the Academy of the New Church Archives Repository
PO Box 740
Bryn Athyn PA 19009 USA