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See the Bay Psalm Book at Sotheby’s, THIS Wednesday, Nov. 20

Courtesy of Brown University, which holds one of the eleven extant copies of the Bay Psalm Book.

We are organizing an excursion to Sotheby’s Wednesday afternoon to view the Bay Psalm Book and have a little tour. We plan to meet at Sotheby’s at 5:00 pm on Wednesday. Sotheby’s is at 1334 York Avenue between 71st and 72nd Streets.

Here’s some information about the Bay Psalm Book from Sotheby’s and an article about the auction from the New York TimesRead more...

Library resources for the coming liturgical year

Christmas lites, Thanksgiving and Lectionary Year A are just around the corner (and in that chronological order!). The Keller Library can’t help you cook a turkey or trim a tree (though we have a great collection of The visit of St. Nicholas, by Clement Clark Moore, and there is this ebook available: Preparing Sunday dinner: a collaborative approach to worship and preaching , if you find it helpful).  Read more...

Keller Library’s Special Collections Materials Used Worldwide

Dr. Lied with papyrus, librarians at Keller Library

Our friend, Dr. Liv Engeborg Lied, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the Norwegian School of Theology in Oslo, has us all excited about her new blog!

Dr. Lied is an expert on the ancient Jewish document called 2 Baruch and was excited to see Pap. Oxyrhynchus 403, a fourth-century CE papyrus housed in the Keller Library’s Rare Books and Manuscripts collection.  Read more...

Reference Therapy from the Christoph Keller, Jr. Library

Professor Owens’ OT1 class visits Special Collections on Library Day to learn about the Torah.

This term, your reference librarian has been invited to be a guest lecturer in our CS1, Introduction to Theological Education course. We’re thinking that this material would be useful even to those who are already familiar with the topic, so here you go. Keep reading for more information on getting the most out of library resources!  Read more...

GTS Welcomes Norwegian Scholar to View Rare Papyrus Fragment of 2 Baruch

GTS Welcomes Norwegian Scholar to View Rare Papyrus Fragment of 2 Baruch


During the first week in May, The General Theological Seminary was pleased to welcome a Norwegian scholar who came to view one of the treasures of the Christoph Keller, Jr. Library—the only surviving Greek manuscript of 2 Baruch, also known as the Syriac Apocalypse of Baruch.

A guest of Dr. Robert Owens, Professor of Old Testament, Dr. Liv Engeborg Lied is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the Norwegian School of Theology in Oslo, the largest theological school in Norway.  Read more...

“…because they are women and not men” – The Christoph Keller, Jr. Library Celebrates Women’s History

“…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.  Read more...

Black History Month at the GTS Keller Library: Slavery and Anglicanism in the Long 18th Century

Black History Month at the GTS Keller Library: Slavery and Anglicanism in the Long 18th Century

 

Courtesy of John Bethell, M.Div., ’13.

The Christoph Keller, Jr. Library at The General Theological Seminary is known throughout the Anglican world for having extensive special collections that focus on historic materials relating to The Episcopal Church. We’ve had an amazing time these past few weeks getting ready to show the world a sampling of materials relating to slavery.

Courtesy of the Rev. K. Jeanne Person, Director, Center for Christian Spirituality.  Read more...

Keller Library Book Sale Nov. 12-16

The Book Sale is still on! We are heartbroken about the postponement of Alumni Week and the Paddock Lectures next week….but we are keeping our chins up, and the Book Sale will be held November 12-16 at the Keller Library!

Don’t forget, to keep up with late-breaking news about the Keller Library, subscribe to our blog. We can update this information from off-campus even when systems on the Close are not operational.  Read more...

Pauli Murray Exhibit in the Keller Library

Pauli Murray Exhibit in the Keller Library

To celebrate International Women’s History Month, the Christoph Keller, Jr. Library is hosting an exhibit related to civil rights activist and visionary feminist, the Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray. Murray was a 1976 GTS graduate and the first African American woman ordained priest in The Episcopal Church.

Drawn from the library’s Special Collections and institutional archives, the exhibit includes material  Murray donated to the library and seminary publications from the time she was a student.   Read more...

Research Workshop at the Keller Library

Please join us on Monday, February 27 at 2:00pm at the Keller Library and learn how to find the best sources for your papers.

The Rev. Dr. Warren C. Platt and reference librarian Mary Robison will share information about online research databases, resources available at the New York Public Library, and of course, primary sources here at the Keller Library. Father Platt has done some great church history research in the Diocese of New York and is a real expert in this field.  Read more...

Andrew G. Kadel Joins Scholarly Forum on Library Construction

Andrew G. Kadel Joins Scholarly Forum on Library Construction

“Libraries are PLACES for learning,” writes the Rev. Andrew G. Kadel, Director of the Christoph Keller, Jr. Library, in a new article on the library’s planning, design and completion for a special forum on library construction in the current edition of Theological Librarianship, a journal of the American Theological Library Association. The forum examines how the services, holdings and physical spaces of theological libraries vary according to place, time and culture and how they are changing in the twenty-first century.  Read more...

Our New Library

Our New Library

GTS Celebrates the opening of the Christoph Keller, Jr. Library

by V.K. McCarty
Acquisitions Librarian,
Christoph Keller, Jr. Library

One of the welcome changes GTS students and faculty came back from the summer to find was the new Christoph Keller, Jr. Library open and offering patrons a wide range of access to information, as well as helpful library staff and an appealing place to study. As each person visits the new library for the first time, it has been encouraging to see how the beautiful design is visibly uplifting to the community.  Read more...

General Seminary to Dedicate New Library

General Seminary to Dedicate New Library

On Friday, October 14, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. The General Theological Seminary (GTS) will formally dedicate the school’s new Christoph Keller Jr. Library, which opened to the GTS community late this summer. Presiding at the service will be the seminary’s Interim Dean, the Rt. Rev. Peter James Lee as well as the Chair of the Seminary’s Board of Trustees, the Rt. Rev. Mark S. Sisk, Bishop of New York.  Read more...