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

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As an institution founded to preserve, celebrate, and advance the history and practice of Congregationalism, the Congregational Library and Archives (CLA) affirms a Christian tradition that has, for hundreds of years, taken a stand against the immorality of racism in this country.  In our collect


Due to the coronavirus public health emergency, the Congregational Library & Archives will be closed to the public until further notice. During this time, we will be available via email or by leaving a phone message (see below)

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