From the Summer, 1993 issue of Touchstone
Is <title>Three Sisters & the Puritan by James L. Sauer

Three Sisters & the Puritan

by James L. Sauer

Archives.  That’s what brought us together. The room was full of librarians, registrars, and other academic life-forms. We moved toward the beautifully arranged luncheon tables and were seated. I was sitting with three sisters. No, they weren’t related. They were nuns, three old nuns: human relics of Catholicism as it was a generation ago. After preliminary announcements, grace was said, and the waiters began to serve the meal.

The food was excellent. The first course was a soup, a tasty vegetable in a clear broth.

Seven schools had been part of a grant feasibility study on archival cooperation. Participants had included six small Ca . . .


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