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Dennis L. Hughes Photographs of the Amish
Dennis L. Hughes Photographs of the Amish

This collection consists of selected images taken by East Petersburg, Pennsylvania photographer Dennis L. Hughes of Amish life and culture in the United States with a special emphasis on the Amish in Lancaster County. Images date from the 1980s through the early 2000s. Hughes first became interested in the Amish when he was a young boy growing up in Lewistown, Pennsylvania near the Big Valley area. The physical collection housed in the Hess Archives contains over 18,000 images, primarily color slides. Subjects include buggy styles, agricultural work, mud sales, Amish schools, Amish children, and more. The collection includes photographs taken for Dr. Donald Kraybill’s books Amish Enterprise and The Riddle of Amish Culture.

Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies
Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies

An integral part of academic life at Elizabethtown College, the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies fosters and promotes the study of Anabaptist and Pietist groups. Young Center staff, visiting scholars, and students conduct scholarly and interpretive investigations of the life, culture and beliefs of Anabaptists and Pietists, primarily in their North American context. The Center interprets the cultural and religious heritage of Anabaptist and Pietist communities to the general public via events such as lectures, seminars, and conferences.Located near the college's Lake Placida, the Center, which is named for Galen S. Young, D.O., and Jessie M. Young, includes the Bowers Interpretive Gallery, a small bookstore, offices, research space, and a classroom. The adjoining Bucher Meetinghouse, named for Rufus P. Bucher, provides ample space for many of the Center’s programs. The Bucher Bookshop, located in the lobby, contains over 100 different titles on the Brethren, Brethren in Christ, Amish, Mennonites, Hutterites, and Moravians. The books range from scholarly studies to children's fiction.