Document Type



Summer 2022

Faculty Advisor(s)

Rachel Grove Rohrbaugh


The Elizabethtown College Hess Archives contains a wealth of Amish research materials and scholarship. This project, spanning nine weeks, served to add materials to the Hess Archives to be used for research on the Amish. Student Emily Erdlen, under archivist Rachel Grove Rohrbaugh, processed newly donated materials relating to a variety of Amish groups. The project led to a six-box addition to the Donald B. Kraybill Collection and the processing of two new collections, the Ben Riehl Collection and the Karen M. Johnson-Weiner Papers. Kraybill and Johnson-Weiner are both scholars who have studied Amish culture, and Riehl is an Amish man who has assisted Kraybill in his work. Processing included creating a processing plan, rehousing all donated materials, writing scope and contents notes, and creating a finding aid. As part of the project, Erdlen and Grove Rohrbaugh also conducted oral history interviews with Johnson-Weiner and Kraybill.


Scholarship, Creative Arts, and Research Project (SCARP)