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Whether you are a seasoned researcher working on your next book, a graduate student writing a thesis or someone looking for primary resources for your own personal use, the Congregational Library & Archives offers many avenues for finding, viewing, and working with unique historical resources.

Start with the online catalog which includes records for our print, archival, and digital collections. If you wish to use archival materials, browse the finding aid database. Research guides and bibliographies may also be a good launching point for your research. And, no matter where you are, our digital archive provides you with ready access to more than 111,000 pages of digital scans.

Fellowship programs provide much needed funding to defray the cost to travel and accommodations in Boston to do research.

If you plan to visit our beautiful reading room, please read our policies and procedures, and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to our reference staff at ref@14beacon.org.

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Online Catalog

From manuscripts to books, sermons, digitized records, and so much more, search our catalog to discover all the items we hold at the CLA.

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Finding Aids

Our finding aids provide descriptive information on our collections to help you navigate and understand the materials each contains.

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Research Guides

Our research guides and bibliographies showcase the CLA's unique collections and provide information for anyone interested in the Congregational story.

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Digital Archive

Our digitized material covers an array of locations and topics, and we are continuously adding new resources you can access anywhere.

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Fellowship Opportunities

The CLA provides several research fellowships for graduate students and scholars interested in traveling to Boston to work with our collections at 14 Beacon.

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