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Reba Weatherford

Reba Weatherford is the Archivist for the Loretto Heritage Center. She enjoys researching local history, genealogy, and writing about her findings.
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Polyglot Perspectives: Archiving Loretto’s Multilingual Collections

By Reba Weatherford / January 30, 2024 /

Imagine I handed you a document and instructed you to file it in its proper place. What’s the first thing you might do? Hopefully, you would read through the document…

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Exploring the School Photograph Collection, State-by-State

By Reba Weatherford / September 12, 2023 /

After more than a year of work, the digitizing of the school photographs from Loretto schools in the United States is finally complete! Soon I will begin work on the…

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Representations of the Loretto Staircase Mystery

By Reba Weatherford / July 19, 2023 /
1960 comic book cover showing a circular staircase in a church with several people standing around and looking at it. Title reads "Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact" Subtitle "The Wonderful Staircase of Santa Fe"

Archives are full of primary sources that answer historical questions, and the archives at the Loretto Heritage Center are no exception. The archives hold annals, correspondence, annual reports, photographs, journals,…

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“Christmas Always”: A Loretto Heritage Center Christmas Treasure

By Reba Weatherford / December 14, 2021 /
Red book cover. Title reads "Christmas Always and Rosemary's Wish."

The holiday season is once again upon us, and the Heritage Center would like to share one of the many treasures in our collection. The Heritage Center houses a large…

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Tales from the Annals: Fire in Kansas City

By Reba Weatherford / May 4, 2021 /
Historical photo of several women sitting in chairs in an auditorium.

I am coming to the end of my first month at the Loretto Heritage Center, and in my quest to learn about Loretto history I have read many interesting and…

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