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to Paula Stahmer, John L. Giegerich, Jr., Pastor jimichael Engels, Gottfried Paasche, Giles Jackson, Leon C. Martel, Terry A. Simmons, Bill Cane, Rev. Robert Pollard, Prof. Darrol Bryant, Edward Casey, Dean C. Allard, Michael E. Moore, Timothy C. McFarland, Otto Kroesen, Peyton G. Craighill, Wayne Cristaudo, Jeffrey L. Horrell, John Floberg, Stephen Flanders, C. Russell Keep, Ronald D. Guttman, MD, Andrew T. Fields, Father Bruno Barnhart, Frank H. Desmond, Feico Houweling, Jason Frank Ewert, Harold Stahmer, Raymond Huessy, Christopher Bodecker, James B. Jordan, Jan Kroeze, Carroll J. Bourg, Wim van der Schee, Leo O. Harris, Frederick A. Stahl, Paul Reist, Paul Lee, Cristian Pennington, Svein Loeng, Robert Castle, Nick Ruiter, Willem Leenman, Malcolm B. Decker, Hugh Heclo, Bruce Boston, E. Christian Kopff, Theodore Weymouth, Clinton Gardner, Emeth Hesed, Prof. Donald Pease, John E. Lampe, Paul Mendes-Flohr, Mark Huessy, Andrew Stern, Benjamin Fiering, Donald Wilson, W. D. J. Stoppelenburg, Rick Worrell, Norman Fiering, Rev. Clyde F. Bowie, Alton V. Thorpe, ERH Google, Peter J. Leithart, Bogumil Jarmulak, Paul R. Myers, Anne Smith Easley, John Baldwin, Michael McDuffee, Michael Wells, Jason O. Fiering, Charles Hartman, Howard B. Germain, Helmuth Von Moltke, William A. Lewis, Justin Reynolds, Doug Floyd, Norman Weissman, Fred Berthold, Rev. Kenneth Frazier, Wilford Saunders, Mr. Dana Hussey, David Squire, Glenn A. Moots, David Goldman
Dear Members of the ERH Society,
Googlegroups, which serves as the only presence of the Society on the web, has just served notice that in the next few months such sites will no longer serve as storage for documents, or what they call "files." The membership list will still be functional and public "discussions" possible, but no storage of documents. For example, I just posted on the site the Program of the forthcoming November conference. That service will be discontinued shortly and the document eventually deleted, at some forthcoming deadline. The Society's constitution is on the site; the bibliography of Recent Publications Relating to the Work of ERH is there; plus some other materials.
One of the urgent needs of the Society, then, is to establish some other site on the web where members can post documents of any length, which can be downloaded, printed out, read online, or whatever.
I have no proposal to make regarding this problem. But maybe one of you will have a brilliant solution. Ideally, the Society should have its own website––better than the Googlegroup site (which, however, has the advantage of being free)––that will serve all of our purposes.
Although we have a membership list of 95 members (as of 8/31), it is an anomaly that the Google group shows only 57 members. All 95 have been invited to join the Society Google group, via an e-mail message from the group (sent by me). But some recipients simply have not responded. Ideally, every member should have access to the Googlegroup, or whatever new website we come up with.
P. S. The very first business meeting of the Society will be held from noon to 1:30 at Dartmouth, on November 12, shortly before the Conference begins. I hope that a good number of you will be able to attend. An agenda and other material will be sent out shortly.
(Director and Librarian, Emeritus
John Carter Brown Library)
Correspondence should be directed to:
P. O. Box 603233, Providence, RI 02906