Thanks to the tireless efforts of scanning past issues of The Gaither Connection by Arleen McGinn, eight issues from the late 1980s and early 1990s have been added to the Gaither website. This brings the number of issues posted on the website to 18 out of the over 60 that have been published since the Society was founded in 1984.
There is a treasure trove of information in the newsletters and the intention is to have all past issues eventually scanned and placed on the website. Past issues of The Gaither Connection are provided only to paid members of the Society.
Interesting tidbits from just these eight new issues include:
- Incoming SGJD president Rowan Gaither, an attorney with the U.S. Department of State, implored members to "obtain as much information from your elders as possible" and to "record it in a format that can be preserved."
- Touring the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and hearing from gospel music legends Bill and Gloria Gaither during the 1989 Reunion
- How the efforts of Benjamin Gaither changed the named of Log Town (c. 1765) to Gaithersburg in Maryland after he arrived in 1802, surveyed his tract of land he called "Self Preservation" and built his home, tavern-store, and blacksmith shop
- The unpublished papers of George Riggs Gaither regaling stories of Ralph de Gader from 11th-century England.
To see all 18 issues, click on The Gaither Connection in the black band at the top of this page.