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

This week in the Archives: All of the boxes of records from the PCA's 45th General Assembly have now arrived (I think!), and work is underway to get these processed. Meanwhile, the web site revision is underway too, and I've completed revisions of the J. Oliver Buswell, Jr.; Gordon H. Clark; and Wesley P. Walters collections.

McLeod Portrait:
We are pleased to announce the extended loan of an oil portrait of Rev. Alexander McLeod, shown below. Now on display in the Historical Center, we hope to also display it in a few other locations over the next two years. For more about Rev. McLeod's life & ministry, click here.

Rev. Alexander McLeod [1774-1833]
Reformed Presbyterian pastor & an
early opponent of slavery in America.

The Significance of Westminster Theological Seminary Today.
Dr. Clair Davis 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. Oordained by the Presbytery of Wisconsin (OPC) in 1963, he was received into the PCA in 1988. Click the above link to access this history.

General Assembly:
Dr. Roy Taylor, Stated Clerk of the PCA, has presented his report on "The Actions of the 45th 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

Historical Center Collections:
Organizational Records
Manuscript Collections:
A–L and • M–Y
Miscellany Collections:
A–L and • M–W
Research Library:
• Catalog
Presbyterian Church in America:
General Assembly Minutes
Committees and Agencies
Position Papers
BCO History Project
RPCES Studies
Local Church Historians Page

Additional Resources:
• Blogs:
This Day in Presbyterian History
The Continuing Story
Historic Documents
• Publications
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, 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. 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]