iSchool Capstone

Creating Community Archives for Wallingford United Methodist Church

Project tags:

archives & special collections

community engagement & outreach

equity & inclusion

Project poster

Since 1912, Wallingford United Methodist Church has served the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle. Their archive serves as a witness to the work of the congregation for LGBT inclusion since 1984, as well as other social justice movements and the daily life of a local congregation. However, the archives have not been well maintained, nor inventoried. My project identified and processed the archives while developing a finding aid which the congregation hopes to post online. In the future, both members and outside researchers will be able to access the archives while allowing the congregation to retain their records.

Project participants:

Elaine Speer