Gloria Dei Church

Repository ID: 0041 | Metadata type: TEI

Documents from Gloria Dei Church

Licensing

Images

Unless otherwise stated, all images and their contents from Gloria Dei Church hosted here are free of known copyright restrictions and in the public domain. See the Creative Commons Public Domain Mark page for more information on terms of use:

Metadata

Unless otherwise stated, to the extent possible under law, Gloria Dei Church has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to its metadata hosted here. This work is published in the United States. For a summary of CC0 see:

Legal code:

Intended Users

The data presented on OPenn is intended for aggregators, digital humanists, and scholars who have been directed here to procure high-resolution images and their associated metadata. It is presented in a manner most likely to ensure its long-term digital preservation.

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.

Image specifications

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

Overhead Scanner: Cruse CS 220 ST

The documents on OPenn