The holdings, 1500's-present (15,000 cubic ft., 200,000 volumes, 5,000+ artifacts) include the official records of the denomination and its predecessor denominations; personal papers of prominent Presbyterians; the records of ecumenical organizations such as the American Sunday School Union and the National Council of Churches of Christ; and special collections and rare books supporting research in Presbyterian history. Collection emphases includes church legal and administrative decisions; religion and life in Colonial America; the American Revolution, the First and Second Great Awakenings; missionary work among Asians, Africans and Native Americans; the New Republic; the Civil War and Reconstruction; westward expansion, civil rights and other race issues; social justice issues; and ecumenical movements.
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