Brother Joseph Grabenstein is the Head Archivist of the La Salle University Archives and also manages the Brothers of the Christian School, District of Eastern North America Archives that are housed here at La Salle. He worked as an assistant archivist from 1992 until 1994 and was made head archivist January 1, 1994. Grabenstein was born in 1950 in Cumberland, Maryland to Herman and Irene Grabenstein. He is a 1968 graduate of Bishop Walsh High School and received his Bachelor of Arts in History in 1973 from La Salle College. He taught a variety of classes including history, geography, religion and world cultures over his 18-year career. Grabenstein taught freshman from 1973 to 1979 at Calvert Hall College High School in Towson, Maryland, continued on with 7th and 8th graders from 1979 to 1986 at St. John’s College High School in Chevy Chase, D.C., and finally educated 6th, 7th, and 8th graders from 1986 to 1991 at Bishop Walsh High School in Cumberland, Maryland. Throughout his teaching career he also attained other degrees by completing coursework over numerous summers. In 1979, he received his Master’s Degree in History from Villanova University, and in 1987 he received his Master’s Degree in Education from Duquesne University. After completing 36 credits in one year, he attained his Master’s Degree in Library Science from the University of Maryland-College Park. Brother Joseph Grabenstein can be found hard at work collecting and preserving materials in the University Archives in the lower level of College Hall.
Grabenstein,, Joseph F.S.C. and Schwenk, Wesley, "Interview of Joseph Grabenstein, F.S.C., M.A., M.Ed., M.L.S." (2013). All Oral Histories. 49.
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