Archives and Manuscript Repository for the Continuing Presbyterian Church
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This week in the Archives: Back to work on scanning our collection of the late 19th-century Presbyterian newspaper, The Mid-Continent, which was published here in St. Louis between 1891-1896. All of the available issues for 1896 are now online and work is underway on the 1895 issues. See the project's index page for more information.
Recent Accessions [Research Library]:
• American and Foreign Christian Union, Vol. 1 (1850)-Vol. 11 (1860) and Christian World [successor title], Vols. 12 (1861) - 16 (1865). [print sets]
• Papers of the Missionary Society of Connecticut, 1759-1948 [microfilm, 20 reels]

Historical Center Collections:

Organizational Records
Manuscript Collections:
A–L and • M–Y
Miscellany Collections:
A–L and • M–W
Research Library:

Presbyterian Church in America:

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

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.
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.
Filson's in the house!
TE David Filson in the PCA Historical Center
today, working on his Ph.D. dissertation.
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.
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.
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]