for Women's Words
The specific purpose of The Geist Institute for Women's Words - a 501 (c)(3) non-profit* is to support the translation, edition, and publication of previously inaccessible historical documents written by women who helped shape the culture of Northwest North Carolina.
These translations will provide the basis for educational programs about North Carolina’s multilingual heritage and how the women whose letters, diaries and documents appear in our digital archive helped shape our communities.
The first collection of our Digital Archive will be translations of the German travel diaries and documents of Erdmuth Dorothea von Zinzendorf (1700-1756), first wife of Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf who founded the Renewed Unitas Fratrum or Moravian Church.
Proceeds from educational workshops and publication sales support the translation of historical documents for the Digital Archive.
* incorporated and registered with the IRS and NC SOS as The Geist Foundation)
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