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. The Congregational Library and Archives, in partnership with the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale is currently preserving these records and making them available to the public.

Transcribe an 18th-Century Document

News & Highlights

Obituary by Dr. Francis J. Bremer


The recent passing of Jeremy Bangs is a loss to all who knew him. He was a true Renaissance man--an artist, a musician, and a scholar of wide-ranging interests.

The Congregational Library & Archives is pleased to welcome four new members to the Board of Directors this month.

The CLA's archivists, Zachary Bodnar and Billy McCarthy, recently hosted a virtual program on "Demystifying Archivist Speak," to help church archivists learn some of the essential terminology associated with archival practice.

Sara Georgini, Historian and Series Editor, The Papers of John Adams