PCA HISTORICAL CENTER
Archives and Manuscript Repository for the Continuing Presbyterian Church
Please note: Our web site will be undergoing a major revision over the coming weeks and months. If you can't find what you are looking for, please contact the archivist.
This week in the Archives: Our new assistant Kent Woodrow continues to work on reboxing, having now completed work on Range 2, moving on to Range 3, while my time continues to be spent in scanninng Presbytery records, as requested by several Presbytery members. Read more.

Resources on Racial Reconciliation:
1. 1973 - Item 47 of the Minutes of the Advisory Convention of the Continuing Presbyterian Church (on page 27)
2. 1977 - NAPARC Statement on Race Relations 
3. 2002 - PCA Declaration on Racial Reconciliation 
4. 2004 - MNA Pastoral Letter on Racism [adopted by the 32d General Assembly]
5. 2015 - Personal Resolution brought by TEs Duncan and Lucas
6. 2015 - Transcript of TE Jim Baird's speech before the Assembly
7. 2015 - Text of the Protest filed by TE Jon Price and signed by some 300 commissioners
8. 2016 - A Pastoral Letter on Racism and the Gospel

General Assembly:

Dr. Roy Taylor, Stated Clerk of the PCA, has presented his report on "The Actions of the 45th General Assembly," which may be read here.
A repeat of the live-streamed proceedings of the 45th Assembly (2017) may be viewed here
To read the 2017 Report of the Ad Interim Committee on Women Serving in the Ministry of the Church, click here
Additional articles by Dr. L. Roy Taylor:
Absentee Voting in the PCA
BCO 13-5. Receiving an Ordained Minister without a Call.
BCO 29. Chargeable Offenses.
Issues Facing the PCA (2008)
Minimum Voting Age in Congregational Meetings.
Non-Hierarchical Presbyterianism
Ruling Elders Administering Sacraments.
The Rotational System of Officers in the PCA
The Uniqueness of PCA Polity (2009)


Recently added Digital Resources:
The Significance of Westminster Theological Seminary Today
, by Dr. Clair Davis.
J. Oliver Buswell, Jr.'s review of Carl F.H. Henry's 1946 publication, The Remaking of the Modern Mind.

McLeod Portrait:
We are pleased to announce the extended loan of an oil portrait of Rev. Alexander McLeod, shown below. Now on display in the Historical Center, we hope to also display it in a few other locations over the next two years. For more about Rev. McLeod's life & ministry, click here.
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Rev. Alexander McLeod [1774-1833]
Reformed Presbyterian pastor & an
early opponent of slavery in America.
[click the image to view a larger]





Historical Center Collections:
Organizational Records
Manuscript Collections:
A–L and • M–Y
Synthetic Collections:
A–L and • M–W
Research Library:
• Catalog
Periodicals
Biographies

Presbyterian Church in America:
Churches
Presbyteries
General Assembly Minutes
Committees and Agencies
Position Papers
BCO History Project
RPCES Studies
Local Church Historians Page

• Visit the Historical Center

Additional Resources:
Historic Documents
Policies & Publications
Sermon Text Index
Topical Resources
• Our Blogs:
This Day in Presbyterian History
The Continuing Story
See also our friends at:
Presbyterians of the Past and
Log College Press

The Historical Center of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) is a ministry of the PCA Stated Clerk’s Office, located in St. Louis, Missouri on the campus of Covenant Theological Seminary. Our mission is to preserve the records of the Presbyterian Church in America and to document the story of the conservative Presbyterian movement of the 20th & 21st centuries.In addition to the records of the PCA, the Center also serves as the repository of record for four other conservative Presbyterian denominations. In addition, the Center houses the manuscript collections of over 100 people connected with those denominations, plus history materials for some 700 congregations. A modest research library of about 5,000 titles, covering all aspects of American Presbyterianism, augments the Center’s archival collections.

The PCA Historical Center is located at 478 Covenant Lane, St. Louis, MO 63141, and is normally open to researchers Monday-Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM, and Saturdays by appointment. Patrons may also choose to contact the Center’s staff by phone, (314) 469-9077 or by email : [email protected]