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Invitation to Bethel Celebration with church

The Villanova University community is cordially invited to join us on Sunday, Feb. 4 at 1:00 p.m. in Falvey Library’s Speakers’ Corner (located on the Library’s first floor) for a special luncheon being held to celebrate a a new partnership between Bethel AME Church of Ardmore and Villanova University’s Digital Library.

Villanova University’s Distinctive Collections and Digital Engagement Department (DCDE) will be working with Bethel AME Church of Ardmore’s Archives Collection Project to digitize their archival collection for the public in the Villanova University Digital Library. The collection is comprised of many unique items such as church records, photographs, and newspapers detailing the history of Bethel AME Church Ardmore and African Methodist Episcopal Church across the United States.

The digitization of the Bethel AME Church of Ardmore’s archives is currently in progress. You can view the current digitized collection in the Digital Library here.

We kindly as that those interested in joining us please RSVP by Monday, Jan. 29, by emailing Beaudry Allen (




Last Modified: January 25, 2024

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