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The Presbyterian Historical Society's collections include archival records, published materials, and artifacts documenting the history of the Presbyterian and Reformed tradition in America.

To help patrons locate materials, the society has created several catalogs.

In this section, you will find:

Calvin, the society's online library catalog

Sheppard, the society's tool for searching the following databases:

  • Archives Database
  • Foreign Missionary Vertical Files Index
  • Biographical Vertical Files Index
  • Congregation and Other Organization Vertical Files Index
  • Hall's Index of American Presbyterian Congregations
  • Museum Database
  • Communion Tokens Database


Research Tools help you access the wealth of materials at PHS by providing more detailed descriptions than are found in our catalogs.

In this section, you will find:

Guides to Archival Collections

Hall's Index of American Presbyterian Congregations

Church Record Surveys

Pam Byers Memorial Collecting Initiative

Subject Guides

National History Day

Visit Pearl our digital collections repository.