Document Type

Student Research Paper


Summer 2019

Academic Department

Religious Studies


In 2012, Dr. William Puffenberger, a retired Professor of Religious Studies at Elizabethtown College, donated his collection of artifacts, gathered over the course of his teaching career, to the school for professors to use in teaching as he had previously. These artifacts have since been on display in Nicarry 228 where they are being utilized by professors teaching in that classroom. In 2018, Dr. Richard Newton and Carol Costa Ouimet, along with students Amal Ismail and Hannah Ciocco, began the process of creating a digital archive of the Puffenberger collection. In 2019, students Mahmood Mohammad and Tyler Gamble, under the mentorship of Dr. Jeffery Long and Carol Costa Ouimet, have continued this project of photographing, researching, creating a website, and uploading these religious artifacts for the use of the larger student population, and all who would like to use or view the collection.


Faculty advisers: Dr. Jeffrey Long, Carol Costa Ouimet

Included in

Religion Commons



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