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Staff Directory: Special Collections and Scholarly Communications

Special Collections and Scholarly Communications

Robert Danielson

Robert A. Danielson

Scholarly Communication Librarian

  • Copyright
  • Advanced Research
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Missions
  • World Religions
  • Anthropology
  • Digitization
  • Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies (Asbury Theological Seminary) 2005
  • M.L.S. (University of Kentucky) 2011
  • M.A. in Anthropology (McGill University) 1994
  • B.A. in Anthropology (Florida State University) 1991
  • Certified Archivist (Academy of Certified Archivists) 2017

As Scholarly Communication Librarian, Dr. Robert Danielson oversees copyright compliance at Asbury Theological Seminary and in addition oversees the work of First Fruits Press, Asbury's innovative online open access press. This work revolves around digitizing rare or out of print material related to the history of the Seminary or the Pentecostal Holiness Tradition from which it developed. This requires a good knowledge of the history of the Pentecostal Holiness Tradition and a good working knowledge of the Archives and Special Collections stored in the B.L. Fisher Library. In addition, Dr. Danielson works with faculty and doctoral students who need assistance in particularly difficult research questions, especially in the areas of Anthropology and Intercultural Studies.

Dr. Danielson also teaches courses at Asbury Theological Seminary for the E.S.J. School of World Missions and Evangelism and is the editor of The Asbury Journal, which is freely available online from First Fruits Press. Having served as an English teacher in the People's Republic of China for two years with the United Methodist Board of Global Missions and with subsequent mission experience in Honduras and El Salvador, he focuses on Asian and Latin American culture for his areas of interest. His wife, Kelly, is from El Salvador where she was trained as an English teacher as well. They enjoy traveling in Latin America and visiting their nieces and nephews as often as they can.

Grace Yoder

Grace Yoder


Society of American Archivists, Member
Southeastern Jurisdiction Historical Society of the United Methodist Church, Vice President

Grace Yoder is the Archivist for Asbury Theological Seminary. Her main responsibilities are the management of the Archives of the Seminary, and the management of the Special Collections of the B.L. Fisher Library. Her main duties include the acquisition, organization, and preservation of primary research materials. This includes book and pamphlet collections, personal papers and manuscripts of individuals, and records of organizations. She also oversees the digitization of Special Collections materials, and assists researchers.

Grace has over 28 years experience in library work. Most of that time has been spent in the area of Archives and Special Collections.