Gloria Dei Church
Repository ID: 0041 | Metadata type: TEI
Documents from Gloria Dei Church
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About Gloria Dei Church
In the 17th century Swedish settlers landed on the banks of the Delaware River establishing churches in Wilmington, Tinicum and by the mid-17th century in Wicaco outside of what would become Philadelphia. That latter church, Gloria Dei, is Pennsylvania's oldest congregation. The existing church was built between 1698 and 1700 and originally served a Swedish Lutheran congregation. The church today is part of the Episcopal Diocese and a national historic site. Archival records scanned as part of this project include vestry minutes, registers, financial correspondence between the original Swedish parishes and the churches in Philadelphia, Delaware and New Jersey as well as their "miscellaneous records."
Image standards and specifications
The materials from Gloria Dei Church 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
(United States, 1724)
Baptismal records, 1804-1878
(United States, Between 1804 and 1878)
Funeral records, 1803-1816
(United States, Between 1803 and 1816)
Funeral records, 1822-1927
(United States, Between 1822 and 1927)
Marriage records, 1791-1822
(United States, Between 1791 and 1822)
Marriage records, 1795-1799
(United States, Between 1795 and 1799)
Marriages, baptisms, and burials, 1793-1795
(United States, Between 1793 and 1795)
Naturalization papers of Andrew Rudman
(United States, 1701)
Records miscellaneous, 1750-1789
(United States, Between 1750 and 1789)
(United States, 1877)