motive magazine About This Project

A publication from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry hosted at Boston University School of Theology


The Boston University School of Theology Library and the Center for Global Christianity and Mission would like to thank the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry for the collaborative partnership that lead to this project coming to fruition.

We are particularly indebted to the GBHEM granting use of these materials as the publication's copyright holder. The copyright is retained by the GBHEM and any concerns should be directed to them or to the Theology Library.


Margaret Rosequist

Margaret Rosequist joined this project for the final stretch, and built upon the ideas and concepts of many who had worked on this previously, including Ada Focer, Dana Robert, Daryl Ireland, and Kelly Riddle. Dean Mary Elizabeth Moore worked with Margaret and the GBHEM to determine the scope and content of this website. Margaret created all of the HTML pages that are the framework of this website. The individual issues of motive are displayed using the software program Flipping Book. Margaret supervised student workers who scanned this publication and created metadata.

Margaret Rosequist was the Digital Projects librarian at the Theology Library from January of 2014 to May of 2017. She holds a MSLIS from Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, with a focus on digital preservation. She also holds a BA in English, with a minor in Theatre, from Clark University in Worcester, MA. Margaret created and maintained various digital projects, including websites and a database for the archives.


Marema Gaye

Marema Gaye was the primary student worker for this project. She scanned every page of motive available on this website, checked all images for quality (and rescanned pages as necessary!), and created metadata for the issues from February of 1941 to May of 1945, as well as from January of 1960 to March of 1964. We are all grateful for her hard work, dedication, and phenomenal attention to detail!

Marema Gaye is a current M.A. candidate in Global Development Economics at Boston University. A native of Phoenix, Arizona, where she received her undergraduate degrees in economics and global politics from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, Marema is interested in the development of West Africa, particularly in areas related to business and financial system development, food security, and access to health and education. Her hobbies include reading, enjoying live music, and cooking.


Kara Jackman is Archivist and Special Collections Librarian at Boston University School of Theology Library. She attended the College of the Holy Cross and the University of Pittsburgh earning degrees in English, Art History, and Library Science. She is a freelance writer and is active in many educational and health-related non-profit organizations. Kara loves to laugh, play tennis, and run.