Working with the Montreat Conference Center, the Presbyterian Heritage Center (PHC) at Montreat opened its basic reference library and multiple temporary, interactive exhibits (from existing and borrowed archival materials) at Spence Hall, at the intersection of Assembly Drive and Georgia Terrace.
The research library will include:
Printed Records of the Presbyterian Church and Minutes of the General Assembly, from 1706
Rare denominational & other periodicals
For more information go the PHC Library page.
Scottish communion tokens (above left to right):
1827 Errol Church of Scotland (Table 5), Perthshire, Scotland. Minister: Rev. Dr. James Grierson (years of service: 1819 - 1843). Source: Burzinski 2458 (for Table 5), Cresswell 2173
1765 Kemback Church of Scotland, in Fifeshire, Scotland. Minister: Alexander Walker (years of service: March 1736 - 1780). Source: Burzinski 3954, Cresswell 3494.
1802 Associate Congregation Church, Glasgow, Scotland. Minister: Rev. Dr. Robert Muter (years of service: 1800 - 1842). Source: Burzinski 2846, Cresswell 2528.
Lester Burzinski. Communion Tokens of the World. 1999.
O. D. Cresswell. Comprehensive Directory of World Communion Tokens. 1985.
The Presbyterian Heritage Center at Montreat is willing to review the following for possible inclusion in its permanent archival collection:
- Manuscripts, letters, documents not required to be deposited with the Presbyterian Historical Society in Philadelphia or at a Presbyterian Seminary, such as Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA.
- Reference & research books
- Montreat brochures and other paper ephemera.
We are specializing in the history of Montreat and Presbyterianism both in the U.S. and around the globe.
A more detailed Collection Guideline has been released.
The Presbyterian Heritage Center at Montreat (PHC) does NOT collect the following:
Church and congregational records, including:
minutes (sessions, trustees, congregational meetings)
charters, articles of incorporation
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has designated the Presbyterian Historical Society in Philadelphia for denomination records for such items, or at Presbyterian seminaries such as at the Columbia Theological Seminary (CTS) for research.
If you have a question or have something you wish to consider donating or lending to the Presbyterian heritage Center at Montreat, please contact us (click to email) before sending anything. Thank you.