Archives and Manuscript Repository for the Continuing Presbyterian Church
Please note: If you can't find what you are looking for, contact the archivist.
Historical Center Collections:
Organizational Records
Manuscript Collections:
   Organic— • A–L and • M–Y
   Synthetic– • A–L and • M–W
Research Library:
Recent Accessions
Online Public Access Catalog
• Digital Library
• Newspapers [19th & 20th c.]

• Our Blogs:
— This Day in Presbyterian History
The Continuing Story

See also our friends at:

Presbyterians of the Past and
Log College Press


PCA Studies and Reports :

Please note that these files have been moved to a new folder. The link on this page is in the right-hand column at the top of the page, labeled "PCA Digest." The URL is https://pcahistory.org/pca/digest/index.html

Please update any bookmarks, and if you have any problems locating these reports, don't hesitate to contact us.

McLeod Portrait:
To learn more about this historic
portrait currently on loan to the PCA Historical Center, click here,

PCA Resources:
Presbyteries (boundaries and links)
• Presbytery maps: English; Korean
General Assembly Minutes
PCA Committees and Agencies
PCA Digest (includes Studies)
RPCES Synod Minutes, 1965-82
RPCES Studies
BCO History Project
Book of Church Order (English)
Book of Church Order (Korean)
Local Church Historians Page
Visit the Historical Center

Additional Resources at the Center:
Historic Documents
• Memorials, PCA & RPCES
Policies & Publications
Sermon Text Index
Topical Resources

A Half-Century Sermon
by Rev. Wm. Wisner [1782-1871].wisner

As found in the Morton H. Smith Manuscript Collection, though lacking internal provenance in the collection to explain Dr. Smith's ownership of this copy. Rev. Wisner was a New School pastor and Moderator of the 1840 New School General Assembly. His Half-Century Sermon gives a brief history of the work of church planting in and around Ithaca, New York in the early nineteenth century.

Articles by Dr. L. Roy Taylor:
Actions of the 47th Assembly.
Absentee Voting in the PCA
Receiving Ministers without a Call.
BCO 29 & Chargeable Offenses.
Issues Facing the PCA (2008)
Minimum Voting Age
Non-Hierarchical Presbyterianism
RE's Administering Sacraments.
The Rotational System
The Uniqueness of PCA Polity

Spotlight on PCA Authors:
Oh, What God Has Done!
The History of the Presbyterian Mission in Peru,
by Robert C. Woodson (2018)

"This book begins with the arrival of the first missionaries, beginning in 1935 through 1960, telling who they were and what they faced. It continues with how the 2d and 3d generations reinforced and expanded the work to the present day..."

Resources on Racial Reconciliation:
1973 - Advisory Convention
1977 - NAPARC Statement 
2002 - PCA Declaration 
2004 - MNA Pastoral Letter
2015 - Duncan/ Lucas Resolution
2015 - TE Jim Baird's speech
2015 - Protest of TE Price, et al.
2016 - Racism and the Gospel
2018 - Racial & Ethnic Reconciliation

Please note: Due to current health concerns, please call in advance to schedule any visits.
Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri., 1 pm–5 pm; closed Tues. & Thurs. Closed weekends. 
Location: 478 Covenant Lane, St. Louis, Missouri 63141, on the campus of Covenant Theological Seminary.
Contact Information: Phone, (314) 469-9077 or email: archivist@pcahistory.org

The Historical Center of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) is a ministry of the PCA Stated Clerk’s Office, and is 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. The Center also houses the manuscript collections of about 150 people connected with those denominations, plus history materials for some 700 congregations. A modest research library of around 5,000 titles, covering all aspects of American Presbyterianism, augments the Center’s archival collections.