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Campbell Library Launches Updated Archives Online Catalog


On April 18, 2011 Campbell Library launched an upgraded version of its archives online catalog, containing new content and providing new and more powerful features for users.

The new content includes catalog records for the Local Church History collection, part of an ongoing project that began about 1930 among women in the Presbyterian Church in the United States (PCUS).  The collection consists of annual histories of congregations and the work of the Presbyterian Women in those congregations.  The addition of these records to the archives catalog marks the first time that researchers have been able to view the list of more than 5,600 congregational histories online. 

New features for researchers include improved searching options, more choices for displaying, printing, saving, and sharing results and collection descriptions, and links to “hot topics” and “core collections” links.  “Hot topics” are dynamically generated results lists for specific subjects.  These presently consist of lists of congregational records organized by state.   Additional topics will be added in the future.

To try out the new catalog, visit the library’s archives online catalog page at  Please send comments, suggestions, or questions to

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