PCA Historical Center

Archives & Manuscript Repository for the Continuing Presbyterian Church

Collection Index

With some exceptions, actual documents are not posted as part of this site. Instead, the links below will take you to box-level indexes for a particular collection. If you need copies of particular documents please read the Copy Policy and then contact the Director of the PCA Historical Center.

Major Sections within the Collection:
Formative Organizations in PCA History Local Congregations of the PCA
Agencies, Committees and Works of the PCA Presbytery Records, A - M
Ecumenical Organizations & Other Ministries Presbytery Records, N- Z
Personal Papers of Key Individuals
Predecessor Denominations:
Oral History Interviews Reformed Presbyterian Church, General Synod
Periodicals Bible Presbyterian Church [1938 - 1955]
Collections with major holdings in other repositories Bible Presbyterian Church, Columbus Synod
Biographical materials on selected individuals Evangelical Presbyterian Church [1961 - 1965]
Research Library Reformed Presbyterian Church, Evangelical Synod
Presbyterian Alphabet Soup Presbyterian Church in the United States [PCUS]
PCA Timeline Timeline of American Presbyterian History
Formative Organizations in PCA History:
Concerned Presbyterians Presbyterian Churchmen United
Continuing Presbyterian Church Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship
National Presbyterian Church [original name of the PCA] Presbyterian Journal [1942 - 1987]
           
Agencies, Committees and Works of the PCA:
Administrative Committee [AC] PCA Foundation [PCAF]
Christian Education & Publications [CEP] PCA Historical Center
Covenant College PCA Messenger [1977 - 1994]
Covenant Theological Seminary Reformed University Ministries
Insurance, Annuities and Relief [IAR] Ridge Haven Conference Center
Mission to North America [MNA] Standing Judicial Commission [SJC]
Mission to the United States [1973 - 1983] Stated Clerk's Office
Mission to the World [MTW] Women in the Church [WIC]
 
Ecumenical Organizations and Unaffiliated Ministries:
National Presbyterian and Reformed Fellowship [NPRF, 1971 - 1983]
North American Presbyterian and Reformed Council [NAPARC] [1975 - ongoing]
Presbyterian and Reformed Joint Commission on Chaplains and Military Personnel [PRJC, org. 1978]
Coral Ridge Ministries [D. James Kennedy] Presbyterian Missions International (PMI)
Key Life Ministries [Steve Brown] Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community
Ligonier Ministries [R.C. Sproul] The Trinity Foundation
World Harvest Ministries
           
Predecessor Denominations
Reformed Presbyterian Church, Evangelical Synod [RPCES, 1965 - 1982]
Comes into the PCA on July 10, 1982 by way of Joining and Receiving.
Board of Home Ministries Peace Chapel [Warminster, PA]
Christian Training, Inc. Reformed Presbyterian Foundation
Covenant College Stated Clerk's Office
Covenant Theological Seminary Stated Clerks of the Reformed Presbyterian Church
Knollwood Lodge [Barron County, WI] Women's Synodical Society
National Presbyterian Missions [NPM] World Presbyterian Missions [WPM]
Historical Background and Development of the RPCES, by Thomas G. Cross [1968] [122jb]
The History Behind the RPCES, by George P. Hutchinson [1974] - [Table of Contents only]
Evangelical Presbyterian Church [EPC, 1961 - 1965]
Originally designated as the Bible Presbyterian Church, Columbus Synod [BPC, 1955 - 1961]
Merges with RPC, GS in 1965.
Covenant College & Seminary Cono Christian School, Walker, IA
Minutes, 1961 - 1965  
Bible Presbyterian Church [BPC, 1938 - 1955] and Related Organizations
Divides in 1955 into Columbus Synod [see above] and Collingswood Synod [1955 - ongoing]
American Council of Christian Churches Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions
Bible Presbyterian Church Records International Council of Christian Churches
Children for Christ, Inc. Minutes of the Bible Presbyterian Church, 1938 - 1961
Christian Beacon Pearson Mission to the Cherokees
Faith Theological Seminary Presbyteries of the BPC
First Bible Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, MO Succession of Moderators and Stated Clerks
Reformed Presbyterian Church in North America, General Synod [RPCNA,GS, 1833 - 1965]
Merges with EPC in 1965.
RPCNA, GS Records Stated Clerks of the Reformed Presbyterian Church
RPCNA, GS Presbyteries Succession of Moderators and Synods
Records of General Synod Churches Theological Seminary: Constitution, Students & Alumni
Reformed Presbyterian Advocate, [1867 - 1965] Ministerial Directory, 1833 - 1858
An Historical Sketch of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, by John Niel McLeod, 1860, [Adobe PDF format]
Presbyterian Church in the United States [PCUS, 1865 - 1983]
Most of the churches that initially formed the PCA came out of the PCUS.
[The majority of PCUS Records reside at the Presbyterian Historical Foundation in Montreat, NC]
Covenant Life Curriculum Presbytery Minutes, Various
General Assembly, Minutes, [1865 - 1983] Women of the Church, Minutes, Various Presbyterials
History of the Southern Presbyterian Church, by Thomas Cary Johnson [in PDF format only]:
Preface
Chapter 3
Chapter 5
Personal Papers
Allen, Todd W. Keyes, Kenneth S. Rushbrook, William
Anderson, B.I. Knight, George W., III Russel, Emily [collection]
Bauer, Harold R., Gen., USAF Kraemer, Sharon Schaeffer, Francis August
Belz, Joel Linton, Dwight Schmidt, Rudolph [Rudy]
Belz, Max Llewelyn, Thomas L. Settle, Paul G.
Buswell, John Oliver, Jr. Lowry, Charles J. Sr. Sidebotham, Thomas E.
Cannata, Raymond D. [collection] MacNair, Donald Singer, Charles Gregg
Chisholm, William MacRae, Allan A. Smith, Frank J.
Clark, Gordon Haddon Mare, W. Harold Smith, Morton Howison
Cox, Robert Mau, Hildreth Green Stam, Peter, Jr.
Dyrness, Frank S. McAlpine, James A. & Pauline S. Steele, Edward A., III
Evans, Frederick W., Jr. McIlwaine, R. Heber Stigers, Harold
Fiol, Frank McIlwaine, William A. Taylor, G. Aiken
Gilchrist, Paul R. Meiners, Harry H., Jr. Waldecker, Thomas
Hall, Joseph Noe, Edward T. Wallis, Wilber
Harris, R. Laird Payne, J. Barton Welbon, Henry Garner
Hutchinson, George P. Rayburn, Robert Gibson Wilson, Robert Dick
Kennedy, D. James Richards, John Edward Young, John M.L.
     
           
Oral History Interviews [most with Transcripts available]
Allen, Todd Hamilton, Robert Richards, John Edward
Baird, James Harris, R. Laird Sanderson, John
Baird, James, P. Settle & K. Smartt Hastings, Robert Settle, Paul G.
Barker, Nancy Edwards Hill, William Singer, Charles Gregg
Blankenship, June Hunt, Roger Smartt, Kennedy
Bragdon, George Keyes, Kenneth S. Smick, Elmer
Bunzel, Claude Kyle, John Smith, Morton Howison
Buswell, J. Oliver, Jr. Laird, Harold S. Soltau, Addison
Clark, John Philip MacNair, Donald Taylor, G. Aiken
Clowney, Edmund Mahlow, William, Sr. Taylor, John Calvin
Cross, Thomas Malkus, Nelson Van Til, Cornelius
Dunahoo, Charles Mare, Harold Wallis, Wilber
Edwards, Presley and Mary Matthews, Arthur Welbon, Henry Garner
Fiol, Frank Metcalf, Robert White, Steve
Gerstner, John H, Jr. Moginot, Albert [Bud] Wilkinson, Ben
Graham, Donald Patterson, Donald Williamson, Jack
Hamilton, David Rayburn, Robert Gibson  
       
Periodicals:
The Advocate and Ensign, 1891 - 1893 Naphtali Press Anthology, 1988 - 1992
American Guild of Organists Quarterly, 1956 - 1967 National Missions Reporter, 1949 - 1955
American Presbyterian Review, 1871 New Horizons, 1980 - [ongoing]
American Presbyterian & Theological Review, 1866-1868 New Reformation, 1966 (vol. I.1,2, 3) and 1981 (II.1,2,3)
American Presbyterian Review, 1869 - 1871 The Open Letter: To the PCUS, 1974 - 1984 [5.5 - 15.1]
American Presbyterians, 1985 - 1995 Nicotine Theological Journal, 1998-[ongoing]
American Theological Review, 1861 Ordained Servant, 1992 - [ongoing]
Archival Issues: Journal of the Midwest Archives Conference Organ Institute Quarterly, 1951 - 1964
The Banner, 1975 - 1977 The Orthodox Presbyterian Messenger, 1949 - 1970
The Banner of the Covenant, 1845 - 1858 Pastoral Psychology, 1960, 1962
The Bible Presbyterian Reporter, 1955 - 1961 Patriarch, 1993 - [ongoing]: Index, 1993 - 2003 [PDF only]
The Bible Today, 1941 - 1951
The PCA Messenger, 1977 - 1994
Biblical Missions, 1944 - 1960 The Presbyterian [Phila. newspaper], vol. 8-9, 1838-1839
Biblical Witness, 1956 - 1958, 1963, 1967, 1972 The Presbyterian: A Magazine for Church and Family [Edinburgh], vol. I, Nov. 1871 - Oct. 1872
The Blue Banner, 1995 - 2000 The Presbyterian Advocate
The Calvin Forum, 1954 - 1955 The Presbyterian Communique, 1983
The Christian Beacon, 1936 - 1986 The Presbyterian Guardian, 1936 - 1979
The Christian World The Presbyterian Journal, 1942 - 1987
Christianity Today, 1956 - 1985 The Presbyterian Layman, 1970 - 1981
The Clarion, 1944 - 1946 The Presbyterian Magazine [Edinburgh], vol. I, 1833
COME , 1964 - 1976 [Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship] The Presbyterian Magazine [Philadelphia], vol. 1-2, 1821-2
The Concerned Presbyterian, 1996 - [ongoing] The Presbyterian Magazine [Philadelphia], vol. 1, no. 5 and vols. 3 - 4, 1851 - 1854
The Conservative Reformed Record, 1970 The Presbyterian Outlook, 1962 - 1974
Continuing..., 1973 - 1977 The Presbyterian Quarterly, 1887 - 1904 [indexed]
Covenanter Witness, 1974 - 1976 The Presbyterian Reformed Magazine, 1993-2001 [misc.]
Credenda Agenda, 1990 - [ongoing] The Presbyterian Witness [Canadian], 1921-1922
Critique The Presbyterian Witness, 1987 - [ongoing]
Decision, 1972 The Presbyterian & Reformed News, 1995 - [ongoing]
The Earnest Worker, 1893 - 1911, various issues The Presbyterian and Reformed Review, 1893-96, 1901-02
Equip Presbyterion - Covenant Seminary Review, 1975 - ongoing
Eternity, 1964, 1987 Present Truth, 1973 - 1977
Evangelical Presbyterian Reporter, 1961 - 1965 The Princeton Theological Review, 1905, 1908 - 1927
Evangelical Repository, 1850 - 1851, 1856, 1859 - 1861 Pulpit Digest, 1953 - 1958
Evangelical Repository and United Presbyterian Worker, 1873 - 1878 The Reformation Review, 1953 - 1964
Evangelical Repository and Bible Teacher, 1879 - 1888 The Reformed and Presbyterian World, 1963 - 1965
Evangelical Repository, 1889 - 1891 The Reformed Presbyterian Advocate, 1867 - 1965
The Evangelical Student The Reformed Presbyterian and Covenanter, 1873 - 77
Far Eastern Beacon, 1969 - 1977 The Reformed Presbyterian Reporter, 1965 - 1969
The Free Press, 1955 - 1959 The Reformed Presbyterian Witness and Missionary Advocate, 1902 - 1911
The Great Awakening, 1979 - 1980 Salt [Student Journal of Covenant Seminary], 1968 - 1983
Herald of the Covenant, 1977 - 1989 Session to Session, 1987 - 1992
HIS, 1979 - 1980 The Southern Presbyterian Journal
The Independent Board Bulletin, 1935 - 1944 The Southern Presbyterian Review, 1847 - 1885 [indexed]
The Interior, 9 January 1902 - 5 June 1902 Table Talk [Ligonier Ministries], 1978 - [ongoing]
In Covenant [Covenant Theological Seminary] Timeless Insights, October 1981 - January 1992
Journal of Presbyterian History, 1973-1983; 1999- 2001 The Trinity Review March 1979 (I.1) - [ongoing]
Journey, 1986 - 1987 Truth for Youth, 1944 - 1950
Leader to Leader, 1996 - [ongoing] Tupos, 1960
Mandate, [R.P. Reporter], 1969 - 1976 United Evangelical Action, 1945, 1980 - 1982
The Missionary [PCUS Publication] 1892 - 1911, various The Western Voice, 1954 - 1955
Missionary Advocate and Intelligencer, 1838 - 1842 The Witness , 1953 - 1958
The Missionary Survey, 1919-1920 Witness and Work, 1952 - 1953
The Mississippi Visitor, 1940, vol. 28, nos. 2-7 World, 1986 - [ongoing]
Multiply, [Mission to North America]  
   
Collections where Major Holdings reside at Other Repositories
Dillard, Ray Macartney, Clarence E. Reformed Church of America
Hay, Eldon Machen, J. Gresham Stonehouse, Ned B.
Hunt, Bruce McIntire, Carl Van Til, Cornelius
Knudsen, Robert Orthodox Presbyterian Church