Great Spring 2012 Meeting!

On Friday, May 18th, Chicago Area Religious Archivists (CARA) held their Spring meeting in the F.M. Johnson Archives and Special Collections at Brandel Library.  Brandel Library is on the campus of North Park University in Chicago.  Holdings include the Evangelical Covenant Church archives, the Swedish-American archives of greater Chicago and the archives of North Park University.
Anne Jenner
Anne Jenner, Director of Archives and Special Collections, provided information about the three collections housed in the archives and the history of each collection.  She also gave a great tour of a well-designed and efficient facility.  The archives contains a reading room, processing area, and ample storage as well as wonderful space for exhibits.  Anne is a bundle of information and energy which made the afternoon so much fun! 

Following the meeting, a small group enjoyed a great Persian dinner together at Noon O Kabab.

Thanks, Anne, for a great program and thanks to all who attended!

Attendees L to R: Malachy McCarthy, Sr. Becky Sullivan, Lucy Chung, Diane Pugh, Anne Jenner, Sr. Marian Voelker, Jerice Barrios, Joan Sweeney, Br. Dan Magner, Jeanie Child and Richard Seidel
(Peter Gunther is missing in photo)
The pulpit shown is the first one used by the Covenanters in Chicago.

Meeting Details

Spring 2012 Meeting
Friday, May 18th

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

 Presentation and tour

($5 fee – payable at the door)

The Story through Song, Word, and Image:
Connecting Covenanters to their Archives

 The archives of the Evangelical Covenant Church is located
in the F. M. Johnson Archives and Special Collections
 at North Park University in Chicago 
The collection is managed alongside the collections
of the University and the Swedish-American Historical Society.  

Covenant archivist Anne Jenner will discuss exhibitions,
 programs, and projects that have helped her better connect
with members of the church as she builds the archival collections.

F.M. Johnson Archives and Special Collections
located in the lower level of Brandel Library
North Park University
5114 N. Christiana
Chicago, IL 60625

 Dinner following at

4651 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago IL 60625

 RSVP to Joan Sweeney, CARA Communications Coordinator,
 by Tuesday, May 15th