Vol 20, Issue 7

Video: U.S. Bahá'í National Archives Campaign: Preserving Our Spiritual Heritage

The Office of the Treasurer would like to share the following video about the archives campaign, "Preserving Our Spiritual Heritage." Click below to play the video, which features items from the U.S. Bahá'í Archives, interviews with the archivists, and why this campaign is timely:

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Full link to video: https://vimeo.com/723216949/2089eeef16

What's In Your Archive?

290378541_498788742016918_2229060734519416260_nI have a few items that I have held on to over the years. Some of these items are related to my family, and others are directly related to my personal growth. One of the items I have kept is my wallet, which I had with me when I migrated (with my family) to the United States in 1998.

Why did this item go into my archive?

I bought the wallet some 3 or 4 years before we migrated - it was my first wallet as a teenager. I revisit the items I have from time to time. I love this particular item because it’s part of my story as a growing and maturing individual - both materially and spiritually. 

Why is it important to have an archive for the Bahá’í Community?

The items kept in the Bahá’í Archives are an opportunity for us (and future generations) to see that the work of the Faith has been carried on by other ordinary human beings, who made extraordinary choices. 

(image: an empty, well-worn wallet)


To submit a story or item from your archive, i.e. photograph, material, item, etc, write to bahaitreasurersoffice(at)usbnc.org with a photo and answers to the question: Why did this item go in your archive? Why is it important to have an archive for the Bahá’í Community?

To learn more about the National Archive Campaign: Preserving our Spiritual Heritageread the Bahá’í Fund Bulletin and The American Bahá’í magazine. Keep an eye out for videos, kids’ content, and more! 

To contribute to the project, select "US Bahá’í National Archives Renovation Fund" in the Online Contribution System.

Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Audits Due July 31st

The Finance Office sends its warm greetings with an important reminder to all Local Spiritual Assembly members. The due date of the annual audit for Local Spiritual Assemblies is July 31. If your Assembly has not submitted its audit for the period of May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022, we ask that you complete and send it as soon as possible.

The audit form is available on the Treasurer’s Tools page, and can be submitted via e-mail to finance (at) usbnc.org (electronically is preferred) or by mail to:

National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States
Office of the Treasurer - Audit
1233 Central Street
Evanston, Illinois 60201

Full link to Treasurers Tools page: https://www.bahai.us/community/resources/treasurers-tools/audit