"...because they are women and not men" - The Christoph Keller, Jr. Library Celebrates Women's History


The Christoph Keller, Jr. Library celebrates women’s history this spring! Come over to the Keller Library and see our newest exhibition, “…because they are women and not men.” Check out Emily Hewitt and Carter Heyward’s postulant materials, behind-the-scenes memoranda from Bishop Moore and other related items from the events in 1973 and 1974 preceding the July 29, 1974 historic ordinations of the Philadelphia Eleven. Featuring archival copies of the E. Allen Mellen St. Mary’s, Manhattanville papers (the originals are at Union Theological Seminary), postulant materials and correspondence of the Rt. Rev. Paul Moore, Jr. from the Archives of the Diocese of New York, along with items from the Keller Library’s Special Collections, this exhibit will run through mid-June. Click here to find out more about the exhibit and to subscribe to our blog for the very latest from the Keller Library.

We extend our gratitude to Ruth Tonkiss Cameron of the Burke Archives at Union Theological Seminary and to Wayne Kempton, Archivist of the Diocese of New York for their generosity, time and advice on this project.