Meeting at the Brethren Heritage Center in Brookville, Ohio, the group discussed the options for preserving the content of the various publications and talked with several venders who could assist with the project. There are more than 30 periodicals on the list, including the Brethren Missionary Herald magazine, FGBC World, Grace Magazine, and Grace Theological Journal.
Representing the Grace Brethren at Monday’s meeting were Eric Bradley, archivist at Grace College’s Morgan Library; Todd Scoles, president of the Brethren Missionary Herald board; and Liz Cutler Gates, editorial director at the Brethren Missionary Herald. In addition, participants included representatives from the Church of the Brethren, The Brethren Church, Dunkard Brethren, Old German Baptist Brethren, and Old Brethren, as well as archivists and librarians from Manchester College, Bethany Seminary/Earlham Libraries, United Theological Seminary, Ashland University, and the Brethren Historical Library and Archives.
The group is continuing to assess the scope of the project and will be be meeting in early 2008 to determine costs and involvement by the various groups.