New England's Hidden Histories

Congregational church records are an unparalleled source of information about the religious activities of the early colonists, and about many other aspects of early American life as well.
The Congregational Library, in partnership with the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale is currentlypreserving these records and making them available to the public. LEARN MORE >

Transcribe an 18th-Century Document

News & Highlights

During the year the Congregational Library and Archives brings events that it hopes will be of interest to its members and the general public that spotlight the goals of the Library in keeping the stories of historical figures, places, and events alive.

The Chicago Theological Seminary's Collection of the Illinois Home Missionary Society records has been processed and is now available for research.

The success of our October symposium, Mather Redux: New Perspectives on Cotton Mather, led us to consider creating an annotated bibliography of the library's Mather collection and other resources, in print and digitally (webliogra

The Community Renewal Society records are now processed and available for research.