The Independent Sacramental Movement Research Center was envisioned by Fr. William Myers as a respository of important documents, photos, and other archival information related to the Independent Sacramental Movement. For over a century, important documents have been claimed by larger churches, discarded by uninterested family members, or remain in forgotten spaces. The purpose of the ISMRC is to collect these documents and preserve them for future generations. Why is this project important? Our whole history is at stake. Thousands of documents have been lost as well as the stories of people that need to be remembered and have their lives celebrated.
Fr. William Myers serves as Executive Director and is composing a cross-jurisdictional board composed of leading lights within the movement. The ISMRC is not owned by any one person or the claim of any one jurisdiction. Our history belongs to the whole movement.
The ISMRC is formulating procedures to ensure that documents are requested in an orderly manner and that safeguards are in place to prevent fraudulent or criminal use. If an interested party wishes to receive documentation, they will clearly state their reasons and will follow a requisition procedure. To ensure that the archives are not lost to future generations, electronic and hard copy editions will be preserved at each document. Currently, discussions are underway with educational institutions to act as respositiories of this important information.
As this program is still in development, please contact Fr. William Myers for more information and frequently check this website.