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Research Library

The Presbyterian Heritage Center at Montreat provides a basic reference library of over 35,000 volumes with special archival materials in Spence Hall, at the intersection of Assembly Drive and Georgia Terrace. The library includes:

  • Printed Records of the Presbyterian Church and Minutes of the General Assembly, from 1706
  • Rare denominational & other periodicals
  • Reference books into Presbyterian history
  • And much more!

Online Access to Books, Documents & Maps

The PHC Library also plans to provide digital computer access to many original documents, either through libraries around the country or through our own digitizing efforts.

Topics (additional links & information will be added) Click on the underlined item to see. You can resize the window when the link opens.
     Presbyterian History
          Scotland & England
          America/Colonies & U.S.
               General Histories (Overviews)
          Regions & States: Histories (being developed)
               Mid-Atlantic States
               Midwest States
               Southeast States
               Southwest States
               Western States
     Mission History
     General Church Books, Documents & Artifacts
               Communion Tokens
               Hymn Books
     Montreat History
              Montreat History Spotlight

Some online history resources links below for Presbyterianism, Missionaries and Montreat
(come back as we will highlight different resources;
PHC library will have an electronic catalog
of our reference books at some point during 2014

(you can resize the window when the links open below)

Presbyterian History
A history of the Presbyterian church in America, from its origin until the year 1760. With biographical sketches of its early ministers. By the Rev. Richard Webster ... With a memoir of the author, by the Rev. C. Van Rensselaer ... and an historical introduction, by the Rev. William Blackwood
Philadelphia: J.M. Wilson, 1857. Courtesy of Making of America Books, Univ. of Mich. Library
History of the Presbyterian Church in New Bern, NC, with a resume of early ecclesiastical affairs in eastern North Carolina. (Rev. L. C. Vass, AM, 1886, Richmond),
courtesy of Eastern Carolina University Online Books

Mission History
A manual of missions: or, Sketches of the foreign missions of the Presbyterian church:/ with maps, showing the stations, and statistics of Protestant missions among unevangelized nations. By John C. Lowrie. New York: A. D. F. Randolph, 1854. Courtesy of Making of America Books, Univ. of Mich. Library
Life and Light for Woman. (1888, published by the Women's Board for Missions, Vol. 18), courtesy of Google Digital Books

General Church Documents & Artifacts
Communion Tokens of the Established Church of Scotland, by Alexander J. S. Brooks, FSA. Edinburgh: Neill & Co., LTD, 1908. Courtesy of Google Digital Books
Church Psalmist: or Psalms & hymns for the public, social * private use of Evangelical Christians (1856, New York; 40th edition), courtesy Making of America Books, Univ. of Mich. Library

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