Tuesday, February 28, 2012

PBS' "The Amish" Utilizes University Archives Materials

The Amish . American Experience- PBS

An intimate portrait of contemporary Amish faith and life, this film examines how such a closed and communal culture has thrived within one of the most open, individualistic societies on earth. What does the future hold for a community whose existence is so rooted in the past? And what does our fascination with the Amish say about deep American values?

The production was assisted by utilizing the John Hostetler and Gertrude Huntington collections held within the Penn State University Archives. The program is also expected to feature an interview with Gertrude Huntington.

For more information about Penn State's Amish collections email University Archivist Jackie Esposito at jxe2@psu.edu

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