Our history content is going to be a heavy lift. Judson has been around a while and a lot has happened here. We're going to take a little time to do this right. Stay tuned to digital fountain where we'll announce major updates. For now let us offer some links to get you started.
The history page on the classic Judson website contains a nice overview.
In the current political climate there has been a lot of interest in Judson’s history concerning abortion counseling.
A guided tour of the John LaFarge stain glass windows to accompany a visit.
Piecing together the "downtown" scene is an interesting effort. Here are few wiki headings that start to illuminate the edges:
POST MODERN DANCE
OFF OFF BROADWAY
The Fales Archive at NYU is a node for serious explorers.
Howard Moody's legacy will be a serious task to unpack.
NY TIMES OBIT
A VOICE IN THE VILLAGE
Al Carmines is a big entry on Judson's timeline.
JUDSON POETS THEATER
Adoniram Judson is the late missionary who's son Edward Judson established the church in memoriam. He's an interesting read for sure.
Dr. Eleanor Campbell founded the Judson Health Center that still exists in Soho.
The pipe organ is a common topic of interest.
ORGAN FLIKR GALLERY
AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANIST ENTRY
WOH- A LITTLE RESONIFICATION FOR YA
Dance is a major topic for an eventual timeline. We could add links for days.
DANCE HERITAGE .ORG
NY TIMES ARTICLE ON JDT
The Lenny Bruce Memorial is an interesting time machine.
Here's a casual historic overview by Grace Goodman and Mary Meyer to an incoming group of Community Ministers.
Judson keeps a colorful archive under the care of Abigail Hastings. There's defiantly some gems in there and a lot of character. Look for some digitization to sprout here on the history page this year.
Paul D. Russel DIGITAL ARCHIVE
Paul Russel was Judson's communications director as the digital era dawned. He collected several terabytes of cherished data during a vibrant re-flourishing of community and public engagement at the church. This archive is special in that it will be Judson's first arrangement for long term digital storage. Most of the images you see on this site are gleaned from this collection. It's from a time before your toaster could take part in a ddos attack. It's collected under the headings "ART", "WORSHIP", "JUSTICE", and "COMMUNITY" that will frame further accumulation for a long time to come.