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.
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News & Highlights

Appologies for the late February update. A lot happened at the beginning of the month which pushed back the completion of this post until now. First among them were the near completion of renovations, which took a lot of staff time as they began to reorganize new and old spaces.

It is a new year for the staff of the Congregational Library & Archives! And with the new year comes new resolutions.

We are excited to announce the arrival of newly digitized documents in our New England's Hidden Histories program, brought to you in partnership with the historic