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Adolphus Clemens Good was appointed in 1882 by the Board of Foreign Missions to the West Africa Mission of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Initially assigned to the Baraka Station, he was transferred to the Ogowe River area in 1884 and spent the bulk of his career there. In addition to his work as a teacher and evangelist, Dr. Good studied bird and animal life in the Ogowe Valley and in the Cameroon, as well as the ethnology and religious beliefs of various West African tribes. He also prepared a text on Bulu grammar which was published posthumously. Consists of Dr. Good's journals and notes, his papers on the religious beliefs of the Gabwa and the role of women among the Bulu, and miscellaneous Bulu language items. The collection also contains various personal items, including letters sent to his widow, Lydia B. Walker Good. View the collection guide to learn more. The entire physical collection has been digitized.
Featured image: Portrait of Adolphus Clemens Good, undated.
Inclusive dates:
1882-1896
Date Created:
1882
Rights Status:
No known copyright restrictions
Creator Names:
Good, Adolphus Clemens, 1856-1894. (creator)
Subject names:
Good, Adolphus Clemens, 1856-1894., Good, Lydia Belle Walker, 1856-1924., Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. West Africa Mission.
Topics:
Missionaries--Africa., Presbyterian Church--Missions--Africa, West., Presbyterian Church--Missions--Congo (Democratic Republic), Presbyterian Church--Missions--Gabon., Presbyterian Church--Missions--Cameroon., Bulu (African people)--Social life and customs., Gabonese--Religion., Bulu language--Texts.
Geographic subjects:
Ogooué River Region (Gabon)--Discovery and exploration., Baraka (Congo), Congo (Democratic Republic)--Discovery and exploration.
URL:
https://digital.history.pcusa.org/islandora/object/islandora:adgood
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https://digital.history.pcusa.org/islandora/object/islandora:audio_collection
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Carroll R. Stegall (1891-1965) was a missionary for the Executive Committee of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. He worked at the Luebo and Lubondai mission stations in the Congo from 1915 to 1950. This collection consists of negatives and photographs of native people, missionaries, and the radio equipment Stegall used at Luebo in the 1930s. View the collection guide to learn more.
Featured image: Carroll R. Stegall with radio equipment.
Inclusive dates:
ca. 1905-1965
Date Created:
1905
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Creator Names:
Stegall, Carroll R. (Carroll Richard), 1891-1965. (creator)
Subject names:
Stegall, Carroll R. (Carroll Richard), 1891-1965., American Presbyterian Congo Mission., Presbyterian Church in the U.S. Executive Committee of Foreign Missions.
Topics:
Missionaries--Congo (Democratic Republic), Missions--Congo (Democratic Republic)
Geographic subjects:
Congo (Democratic Republic)
URL:
https://digital.history.pcusa.org/islandora/object/islandora:crstegall
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Images of church buildings.
Featured image: First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by W. Birch & Son., 1800.
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Topics:
Church architecture., Church buildings., Presbyterian church buildings.
URL:
https://digital.history.pcusa.org/islandora/object/islandora:churchbuildings
Description:
History of Presbyterian and Reformed church governance, congregations, ministers, and theology. See the following related collections: Presbyterian General Assemblies; Church buildings; Protestant Reformation; and Sermons.
Featured image: Synod of Catawba clergy and lay commissioners.
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Subject names:
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)--History., United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.--History., Presbyterian Church in the U.S.--History., Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.--History., United Presbyterian Church of North America--History.
Topics:
Sermons., Presbyterian Church--Congresses., Presbyterian Church--Government., Presbyterian Church--United States., Church architecture., Church buildings., Presbyterian church buildings., Presbyterian Church--Doctrines., Reformation--Early movements., Reformation.
URL:
https://digital.history.pcusa.org/islandora/object/islandora:churchhistory
Description:
History of Presbyterian-affiliated Sunday schools, church camps, and youth ministry.
Featured image: A mobile minister has a Sunday school class outdoors.
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Topics:
Church camps., Church work with youth., Sunday schools., Church work with teenagers., Presbyterian vacation schools., Presbyterian Church--Education.
URL:
https://digital.history.pcusa.org/islandora/object/islandora:youth
Description:
History of Presbyterian and ecumenical involvement in civil rights movements, protests, and social justice issues, as well as individual social reformers and activists.
Featured image: Ministers at picketing demonstration in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Photograph by George Bollis, 1964.
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Topics:
Anti-war demonstrations., Christianity and politics., Social justice--Religious aspects., Church and the world., Social reformers., Civil rights demonstrations., Race relations--Religious aspects., Civil rights--Religious aspects., Civil rights movements., Civil rights workers.
URL:
https://digital.history.pcusa.org/islandora/object/islandora:protest_reform
Description:
History of Presbyterian mission work and missionaries in domestic fields.
Featured image: Missionary Kate McBeth with the first Women's Missionary Society organized in Lapwai (present-day Idaho).
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Topics:
Missionaries--United States., Presbyterian Church--Missions--United States., Home missions.
URL:
https://digital.history.pcusa.org/islandora/object/islandora:domesticmissions
Description:
History of Presbyterianism in Colonial and Revolutionary-era America (1600-1783).
Featured image: Painting of Reverend Charles Beatty and Reverend George Duffield preaching to the Indians on the banks of the Muskingum River by Mary W. Bonsall, undated.
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Geographic subjects:
United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775., United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.
URL:
https://digital.history.pcusa.org/islandora/object/islandora:early_american
Description:
History of interdenominational and interfaith cooperation, including the work conducted by the following organizations: Religious News Service, National Council of the Churches of Christ, American and Foreign Christian Union, American Sunday School Union, Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America, and Home Missions Council of North America.
Featured image: Delegates of the World's First Religious Parliament, Art Palace, Chicago, Illinois, September 21, 1893.
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Subject names:
Religious News Service., National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America., American and Foreign Christian Union., American Sunday-School Union., Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America., Home Missions Council of North America., World Council of Churches.
Topics:
Interdenominational cooperation., Ecumenical movement.
URL:
https://digital.history.pcusa.org/islandora/object/islandora:ecumenical
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History of Presbyterian-affiliated Sunday schools, mission schools, colleges, universities, seminaries, and educators. See the following related collections: Higher education; Church work with youth.
Featured image: Biology class at Knoxville College, ca. 1950.
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Topics:
Presbyterian Church--Education., Education, Secondary., Education, Higher., Religious education., Junior colleges., Sunday schools., Presbyterian theological seminaries., Presbyterian vacation schools., African American schools., African Americans--Education., Religious educators., Presbyterian universities and colleges.
URL:
https://digital.history.pcusa.org/islandora/object/islandora:education
Description:
Eugene R. Kellersberger (1888-1966) was a medical missionary to the American Presbyterian Congo Mission (APCM) and General Secretary of the American Mission to Lepers. This collection includes photographic materials related to Dr. Kellersberger's time as a medical missionary in the Belgian Congo and to his 1946 world and 1947-1948 Far East tours. His Africa photograph album contains over 2,000 items, and it primarily spans the years from the 1920's to 1940. View the collection guide to learn more.
Featured image: Eugene Kellersberger and pet monkey, ca. 1925.
Inclusive dates:
1909-1998
Date Created:
1909
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Creator Names:
Kellersberger, E. R. (Eugene Roland), 1888-1966. (creator)
Subject names:
Kellersberger family., Kellersberger, Edna Bosche, 1888-1923., Kellersberger, E. R. (Eugene Roland), 1888-1966., Kellersberger, Julia Lake Skinner, 1897-1986., Vass, Winifred Kellersberger, 1917-2010.
Topics:
African trypanosomiasis., Leprosy., Leprosy--Hospitals--Congo (Democratic Republic), Missionaries, Medical--Congo (Democratic Republic), Missions, Medical--Congo (Democratic Republic), Missions to leprosy patients., Tropical medicine--Congo (Democratic Republic)
Geographic subjects:
Congo (Democratic Republic)
URL:
https://digital.history.pcusa.org/islandora/object/islandora:erkellersberger
Description:
History of Presbyterian mission work and missionaries in foreign fields.
Featured image: First team of Presbyterian Church in the U.S. missionaries in Korea, November 1892.
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Topics:
Missionaries., Presbyterian Church--Missions.
URL:
https://digital.history.pcusa.org/islandora/object/islandora:foreignmissions
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In 1836, Henry Harmon and Eliza Hart Spalding, under appointment by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) to the Osage Indians, met Marcus Whitman and were persuaded to go to the Northwest as Presbyterian missionaries. The Spaldings and Whitmans made a hazardous six months journey, the wives being the first white women to cross the Rocky Mountains. The Spaldings established a mission among the Nez Percé in the Lapwai Valley (present Idaho). They opened a school, set up the first printing press in the Northwest, and trained the Indians in farming. In 1847, they escaped the massacre which claimed the lives of the Whitmans. The collection consists of eight original letters by Henry and Eliza Spalding to family members. View the collection guide to learn more.
Featured image: Portrait of Henry Harmon Spalding by Matthew Brady, 1871.
Inclusive dates:
1833-1850
Date Created:
1833
Rights Status:
No known copyright restrictions
Creator Names:
Spalding, Henry Harmon, 1803-1874. (creator), Spalding, Eliza Hart, 1807-1851. (creator)
Subject names:
Spalding, Henry Harmon, 1803-1874., Spalding, Eliza Hart, 1807-1851., American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.
Topics:
Indians of North America--Missions.
URL:
https://digital.history.pcusa.org/islandora/object/islandora:spalding
Description:
History of Presbyterian-affiliated colleges, seminaries, and universities.
Featured image: Rev. Dr. Kenneth Bailey and Rev. Emile Zaki with pre-seminary students in Assiut, 1963.
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Topics:
Presbyterian universities and colleges., Education, Higher., Religious education., Junior colleges., Presbyterian Church--Education., Presbyterian theological seminaries., African American schools., African Americans--Education.
URL:
https://digital.history.pcusa.org/islandora/object/islandora:highered
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Featured image: Presbyterian Church in the U.S. map of church extension, ca. 1950s.
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URL:
https://digital.history.pcusa.org/islandora/object/islandora:maps
Description:
History of Presbyterian mission work and missionaries. See the following related collections: Foreign missions; Domestic missions.
Featured image: Missionary to China Aimee Boddy Millican (1884-1974) and radio broadcasting staff.
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Topics:
Presbyterian Church--Missions., Missionaries.
URL:
https://digital.history.pcusa.org/islandora/object/islandora:missions
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Phineas Gurley was born in 1816 in Hamilton, N.Y. Gurley served as chaplain of the United States Senate in 1858 and as moderator of the General Assembly in 1867. He is perhaps best remembered for having been the pastor in attendance at the deathbed of Abraham Lincoln and for the sermon he preached at the President's funeral. The Phineas Densmore Gurley Papers include photographs, correspondence, and manuscript sermons, including a facsimile and transcript of "Faith in God," the sermon Gurley preached at the funeral of Abraham Lincoln, and a transcript of the sermon he preached at the funeral of Lincoln's young son, William. View the collection guide to learn more. The entire physical collection has been digitized.
Featured image: Portrait of Reverend Phineas D. Gurley. Photographed byJohn Goldin and Company, 1867.
Inclusive dates:
1837-1867
Date Created:
1837
Rights Status:
No known copyright restrictions
Creator Names:
Gurley, P. D. (Phineas Densmore), 1816-1868. (creator)
Subject names:
Gurley, P. D. (Phineas Densmore), 1816-1868., Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865., Presbyterian Church in the U. S. A. (Old School). General Assembly (79th : 1867 : Cincinnati, Ohio), Presbyterian Church in the U. S. A. (Old School). General Assembly. Moderator (1867-1868 : Gurley), F Street Presbyterian Church (Washington, D.C.)
URL:
https://digital.history.pcusa.org/islandora/object/islandora:gurley
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Featured image: Portrait of Maggie Kuhn by Julie Jensen Bryan, undated.
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Topics:
Portraits., Presbyterians.
URL:
https://digital.history.pcusa.org/islandora/object/islandora:portraits
Description:
History of Presbyterian General Assemblies--annual and now biennial meetings to review the work of the denomination and resolve controversies within the church.
Featured image: Moderators Harold R. Martin and Robert N. Montgomery shake hands during march commemorating the union of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. and the United Presbyterian Church of North America during the 1958 General Assembly in Pittsburgh, Pa.
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Topics:
Presbyterian Church--Congresses., Presbyterian Church--Government., Presbyterian Church--United States.
URL:
https://digital.history.pcusa.org/islandora/object/islandora:general_assemblies

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