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Recent News at the PCA Historical Center

In PCA Historical Center on 26/05/2011 at 17:49

An update on recent progress at the PCA Historical Center:

COLLECTIONS DEVELOPMENT:
Dr. George P. Hutchinson has made the donation of another accrual to his Papers, this donation totaling nineteen boxes of materials.  Noteworthy among the items is a set of thirteen volumes published by the  Alliance of the Reformed Churches Holding the Presbyterian System, and covering the proceedings of that ecumenical organization, 1884-1937, 1959, and 1970.

An accrual of two boxes [2.0 cu. ft.] to the Papers of the Rev. Donald J. MacNair.

Rev. Tom Jones has donated materials from his days as part of the infamous singing duo of Dameron & Jones.  Items include a copy of the cassette tape produced by the duo, transcriptions of their songs and some photos. — [“We’ve been OP, BP, and EPC, and RPCES; And what we’ll be this time next year is anybody’s guess.”]  Tom has also just today donated a set of CD’s containing his interview with the Rev. Bud Moginot.

and lastly, Chaplain David P. Peterson has made the donation of his Papers, 0.5 cu. ft.
All of these materials remain unprocessed at this time.

RESEARCHERS:
Recent researchers in the Center have included Dr. Doug Herman, history professor at the Big Sandy Community Technical College, Prestonsburg, Kentucky, researching in the Buswell and MacRae collections; and Ms. Jinja Kim, a doctoral student from the University of Hokkaido, Japan, conducting research for her dissertation in our Japan missions collections.

RESEARCH LIBRARY:
Some of the recent accessions to the Center’s research library include:

Baker, Daniel, Daniel Baker’s Talks to Little Children. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1856.

McKay, Ellen Cotton, A History of The Rye Presbyterian Church. Rye, NY: The Church, 1957.  Hb, xix, 260 p.; indexed; 23.5 cm.

Morton, Herbert Donald, Origins of the Twentieth Century Reformation Movement. Philadelphia: Westminster Theological Seminary, 1967; Th.M. Thesis; 157 p.; 28 cm.

Phillips, A.L., The Call of the Home Land: A Study in Home Missions. Richmond, VA: The Presbyterian Committee of Publication, 1910.  Hb, 197 p.; 20 cm.

Prize Essays on the Temporal Advantages of the Sabbath. Considered in relation to the Working Classes. Containing Heaven’s Antidote, The Torch of Time, and The Pearl of Days. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, undated.

The Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, and Its Consequences to the Protestant Churches of France and Italy; containing Memoirs of some of the Sufferers in the Persecution attending that event. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1839.  Hb, [4], 215 p.; 16 cm.

Sprague, Wm. Buell, A Sermon addressed to the Second Presbyterian Congregation in Albany, Sunday Morning, August 27, 1854, on the Completion of A Quarter of a Century from the Commencement of the Author’s Ministry Among Them.  Albany: Charles Van Benthuysen, Printer, 1854.  Disbound, 40 p.

CREEDS AND CATECHISMS:
The Shorter Catechism of the Assembly of Divines with the Proofs thereof out of the Scriptures, in words at length, for the benefit of Christians in general, and of Youth and Children in particular.  Canadian edition, with Introduction and Analysis.  Toronto: The Copp, Clark Company, Limited, 9 Front Street West.

The Westminster Assembly’s Shorter Catechism, with Scripture Proofs. Portland: Hyde, Lord and Duren, New-York City: Eli French. 1847.  Pb, 64 p.; 12 cm. Not listed in Carruthers Three Centuries of the Shorter Catechism.

Mackay, W.P., Notes on the Shorter Catechism.  London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1889.  Hb, 289 p.; 20 cm.

Morecraft, Joseph C., III, Authentic Christianity: An Exposition of the Theology and Ethics of the Westminster Larger Catechism.

Smith, Morton H., Harmony of the Westminster Confession and Catechisms.

Willison, Rev. Mr. John, An Example of Plain Catechising upon the Assembly’s Shorter Catechism… Glasgow: Printed by David Niven, M,DCC,XC. Leather, 320 p.; 16.7 cm.

PERIODICALS:
The Religious Monitor; or, The Scots Presbyterian Magazine, volumes 1-14, 1803-1816, bound.

The Truth: or Testimony for Christ.  James H. Brooks, Editor.  St. Louis, MO.  10.7 (June 1884), pp. 289-336.

Recent progress at the PCA Historical Center:

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT:

Dr. George P. Hutchinson has made the donation of another accrual to his Papers, this donation totaling nineteen boxes of materials. Noteworthy among the items is a set of thirteen volumes published by the Alliance of the Reformed Churches Holding the Presbyterian System, and covering the proceedings of that ecumenical organization, 1884-1937, 1959, and 1970.

Rev. Tom Jones has donated materials from his days as part of the infamous singing duo of Dameron & Jones. Items include a copy of the cassette tape produced by the duo, transcriptions of their songs and some photos.

Chaplain David P. Peterson has made the donation of his Papers, 0.5 cu. ft.

RESEARCHERS:

Recent researchers in the Center have included Dr. Doug Herman, history professor at the Big Sandy Community Technical College, Prestonsburg, Kentucky and Ms. Jinja Kim, a doctoral student from the University of Hokkaido, Japan.

RESEARCH LIBRARY:

Some of the recent accessions to the Center’s research library include:

Daniel Baker’s Talks to Little Children. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1856.

Francis Makemie cover, First Day of Issue. [postal cover]

McKay, Ellen Cotton, A History of The Rye Presbyterian Church. Rye, NY: The Church, 1957. Hb, xix, 260 p.; indexed; 23.5 cm.

Morton, Herbert Donald, Origins of the Twentieth Century Reformation Movement. Philadelphia: Westminster Theological Seminary, 1967; Th.M. Thesis.

Phillips, A.L., The Call of the Home Land: A Study in Home Missions. Richmond, VA: The Presbyterian Committee of Publication, 1910. Hb, 197 p.; 20 cm.

Prize Essays on the Temporal Advantages of the Sabbath. Considered in relation to the Working Classes. Containing Heaven’s Antidote, The Torch of Time, and The Pearl of Days. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, undated.

The Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, and Its Consequences to the Protestant Churches of France and Italy; containing Memoirs of some of the Sufferers in the Persecution attending that event. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1839. Hb, [4], 215 p.; 16 cm.

Sprague, Wm. Buell, A Sermon addressed to the Second Presbyterian Congregation in Albany, Sunday Morning, August 27, 1854, on the Completion of A Quarter of a Century from the Commencement of the Author’s Ministry Among Them. Albany: Charles Van Benthuysen, Printer, 1854. Disbound, 40 p.

CREEDS AND CATECHISMS:

The Shorter Catechism of the Assembly of Divines with the Proofs thereof out of the Scriptures, in words at length, for the benefit of Christians in general, and of Youth and Children in particular. Canadian edition, with Introduction and Analysis. Toronto: The Copp, Clark Company, Limited, 9 Front Street West.

The Westminster Assembly’s Shorter Catechism, with Scripture Proofs. Portland: Hyde, Lord and Duren, New-York City: Eli French. 1847. Pb, 64 p.; 12 cm. Not listed in Carruthers.

Mackay, W.P., Notes on the Shorter Catechism. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1889. Hb, 289 p.; 20 cm.

Morecraft, Joseph C., III, Authentic Christianity: An Exposition of the Theology and Ethics of the Westminster Larger Catechism.

Smith, Morton H., Harmony of the Westminster Confession and Catechisms.

Willison, Rev. Mr. John, An Example of Plain Catechising upon the Assembly’s Shorter Catechism… Glasgow: Printed by David Niven, M,DCC,XC. Leather, 320 p.; 16.7 cm.

PERIODICALS:

The Religious Monitor; or, The Scots Presbyterian Magazine, volumes 1-14, 1803-1816, bound.

The Truth: or Testimony for Christ. James H. Brooks, Editor. St. Louis, MO. 10.7 (June 1884), pp. 289-336.

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