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Archives and Manuscript Repository for the Continuing Presbyterian Church

The PCA Historical Center operates as both an archives, holding organizational records, and as a manuscript repository, preserving the papers of various individuals. Collections are additionally divided into "organic" and "synthetic," where organic collections are those received from the creator of a collection or a lawful succesor, while synthetic collections are those gathered by the archivist in order to provide additional resources for patrons.
Organizational Records
• PCA & Predecessors
• NAPARC & Other
McLeod Portrait:
An historic portrait, now on loan
to the PCA Historical Center

Polity Resources:
Articles by Dr. L. Roy Taylor
WSC Collection
Focus : PCUS Editions
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Congregational Records
Local Historian's Page
Historians Handbook
Oral History Intro
Writing Church History
Racial Reconciliation Resources
Manuscript Collections
Organic, A - L
Organic, M - Y
Synthetic, A - L
Synthetic, M - W
Other Resources
Historic Documents
Sermon Text Index
Research Library
Library Overview
Online Catalog
• Westminster Collection
New in Periodicals:
Christianity Today [1930-49]
Latest Library Additions

Please note: The PCA Historical Center is presently closed to in-person visits. Please place your requests via email.
Location: 478 Covenant Lane, St. Louis, Missouri 63141, on the campus of Covenant Theological Seminary.
Contact Information: Phone, (314) 469-9077 or email:
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.