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J. Douglas Archer

librarian , minister

J. Douglas Archer, American librarian, minister. Ordination Monroe Baptist Association, New York, 1972, Northern Indiana District Church of Brethren, 1975. Member Church Brethren; Member of American Library Association, Amnesty International (Reconciliation fellowship), American Civil Liberties Union, Peace and Justice Studies Association, Freedom to Read Foundation, Indiana Library. Federation.

Background

Archer, J. Douglas was born on April 14, 1946 in Charleston, West Virginia, United States. Son of Harold Nathan Archer and Elsie Mae Acher.

Education

AB, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1968. Master of Divinity, Colgate Rochester Crozer Division School, New York, 1972. Master of Science in Librarianship, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, 1981.

Career

Pastor York Baptist Church, New York, 1970—1972, 2nd Milo and Lake Keuka Baptist Churches, Penn Yan, 1972—1975, Bethany Church of Brethren, New Paris, Indiana, 1975—1978. Acquisition staff member Hesburgh Libraries, University Notre Dame, 1978—1981, monograph acquisitions library, 1981—1982, reference library, since 1982, peace studies library, since 2002. Free (plural) minister Goshen City Church of Brethren, 1989—1994, Mount Pleasant Church of Brethren, Bourbon, 1995—2008, Prince Peace Church Brethren, South Bend, since 2009.

Chair Indiana Library. Federation Intellectual Freedom Committee, Indianapolis, 1999—2002, 2005—2010, American Library Association, Intellectual Freedom Round Table, Chicago, 2007—2008, American Library Association, Intellectual Freedom Committee, Chicago, 2008—2009. Board directors Freedom to Read Foundation, 2008—2009, Peace & Justice Studies Association, since 2005.

Achievements

  • Ordination Monroe Baptist Association, New York, 1972, Northern Indiana District Church of Brethren, 1975.

Works

  • Contributor articles to professional journal. Editor: (newsletter) Intellectual Freedom Round Table Report.

Membership

Member Church Brethren. Member of American Library Association, Amnesty International (Reconciliation fellowship), American Civil Liberties Union, Peace and Justice Studies Association, Freedom to Read Foundation, Indiana Library. Federation.

Connections

Married Alice Roberta Ebey, June 19, 1945. Children: James Daniel, Rebecca Ann Cooper, Sarah Ruth Null, Kimberly Courtney, Michael John, Daniel Jay.

father:
Harold Nathan Archer

mother:
Elsie Mae Acher

spouse:
Alice Roberta Ebey

children:
James Daniel Archer

Rebecca Ann Cooper Archer

Sarah Ruth Null Archer

Kimberly Courtney Archer

Michael John Archer

Daniel Jay Archer