American Baptist Historical Society
Repository ID: 0040 | Metadata type: TEI
Documents from the American Baptist Historical Society
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About the American Baptist Historical Society
As the oldest Baptist historical organization (founded in 1835), the American Baptist Historical Society serves as guardian of the largest and most diverse collection of Baptist historical material worldwide, including the archives of the American Baptist Churches, USA, the American Baptist Home Mission Societies, the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society/International Ministries, as well as other affiliated agencies and some pan-Baptist organizations. The Society holds unparalleled resources on African American Baptists, the modern missionary movement, women's work, and the social gospel movement. Its manuscript collections include more than 1,200 collections of personal papers of missionaries, pastors, and other notable Baptists. The Society's Samuel Colgate Baptist Historical Library comprises over 40,000 volumes.
OPenn includes some of the items from the American Baptist Historical Society. For more information on all available collections see:
Image standards and specifications
The materials from the American Baptist Historical Society on OPenn were scanned as part of a CLIR-funded project to digitize the early records of Philadelphia’s oldest congregations. Materials were digitized at the Regional Digital Imaging Center of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia.
Archival masters are at least 300 ppi 24-bit color uncompressed TIFF images. Most images are scanned at 600 ppi. Archival images have been cropped and rotated, but have not been sharpened or color adjusted. The images use the AdobeRGB profile.
Imaging and processing equipment
Book Scanner: BookEye 4 V1A Professional
- Maximum scan size: 25 x 33.5 inches.
- Maximum resolutions: 600 dpi
- Scanner has a V-cradle for open volumes, as well as a glass plate to hold originals flat. Depending on the original item, one of these features may be used to complete the scan.
- Scanner provides automatic page splitting and cropping
Overhead Scanner: Cruse CS 220 ST
- Scan bed / size: 48 x 72 inches magnetic platform with vacuum table
- Focus system: Autofocus - Scanner: 24 or 48 bit color
- Maximum scan size: 14.4k x 26.64k pixels
- PPI: 48 x 72 inches at 300 ppi ; 23 x 45 inches at 600 ppi
- Maximum file size: 1.1 GB, 3x8 bit
- Lighting: High frequency cold-cathode, 4 x 55 Watts with texture lighting effect
The documents on OPenn
Baptism certificate of Sarah Sallows, 1762
(United States, 1762)
Poor book, 1767-1769
(United States, Between 1767 and 1769)
Poor book, 1774-1775
(United States, Between 1774 and 1775)
Register of membership, baptisms, and marriages, 1772-1844
(United States, Between 1772 and 1844)
(United States, Between 1757 and 1769)