Schowalter Foundation funds Goshen College interns to save at-risk materials


Oscar J. Murguia, Goshen College student and spring 2024 MC USA Archives intern.

Written by Camille Dager for Mennonite Church USA and available here

The Schowalter Foundation, North Newton, Kansas, has provided $10,000 to fund up to four semester-long internships at the MC USA Archives and to help digitize fragile resources in 2024.

“J.A. Schowalter wanted his legacy to continue beyond his lifetime, supporting the missional work of Mennonite churches and organizations with similar faith and values,” said Schowalter Foundation President Diane Yoder. “We are pleased to support the efforts of MC USA Archives through his vision and generosity.”

Oscar J. Murguia, a third-year history major at Goshen (Indiana) College, has been awarded the 2024 spring semester internship. Murguia and the other three future interns will help the Archives staff process a backlog of manuscript collections and audiovisual materials. […]

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