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: Boxes of records are arriving from the PCA's 45th General Assembly. Presbytery minutes from the Review of Presbytery Records Committee have already been processed and shelved. Completed cases from the Standing Judicial Commission arrived yesterday and should be processed later this week.
Historical Center Collections:
Organizational Records
Manuscript Collections:
A–L and • M–Y
Miscellany Collections:
A–L and • M–W
Research Library:
Catalog
Periodicals
Biographies

Presbyterian Church in America:

Churches
Presbyteries
General Assembly Minutes
Position Papers
BCO History Project
RPCES Studies
Local Church Historians Page

Additional Resources:
• Blogs:
This Day in Presbyterian History
The Continuing Story
Historic Documents
Sermon Text Index
Topical Resources

Policies
Publications
Visit the Historical Center

The Historical Center of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) is a ministry of the PCA Stated Clerk’s Office, with facilities 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.

Rev. Alexander McLeod [1774-1833]
Reformed Presbyterian pastor and
an early opponent of slavery in America.
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We are particularly pleased to announce an extended loan of an oil portrait of the Rev. Alexander McLeod, as shown above. The portrait is now on display in the PCA Historical Center and our intention is to make it available for display in a few other locations over the next several years. For more about the life and ministry of Rev. McLeod, click here.
General Assembly:
Dr. Roy Taylor, Stated Clerk of the PCA, has submitted his report "Actions of the Forty-fifth General Assembly," which may be read here.
The 45th General Assembly of the PCA met June 13-16 in Greensboro, NC. Dr. George Robertson brought the retiring moderator's sermon at the opening of this year's Assembly and Ruling Elder Alexander Jun was elected to serve as Moderator of the 45th General Assembly..
Click here to review the actions of the 44th General Assembly (2016).
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.

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The Significance of Westminster Theological Seminary Today.
Dr. Clair Davis has recently presented us with a brief anecdotal history of Westminster Theological Seminary. Though some may disagree with portions of his account, this will still make for interesting reading, and we're pleased to make it available. Now retired, Dr. Davis served as professor of church history at Westminster from 1966-2004. He was ordained by the Presbytery of Wisconsin (OPC) in 1963 and was received into the PCA in 1988. Click the above link to access.


The PCA Historical Center serves as the official archives of the Presbyterian Church in America, housing the records of the PCA and its agencies. The Center also serves as the repository of record for four other 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]