St. Peter's Church of Philadelphia
Repository ID: 0045 | Metadata type: TEI
Documents from St. Peter's Church Philadelphia
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About St. Peter's Church
In 1758 the vestry of Christ Church authorized the construction of a new chapel at Third and Pine Streets to accomodate its members living in the southern section of the city. St. Peter's Church and Christ Church shared the same vestry, ministers, and records and until they formally separated in 1832 were known as the United Churches of Christ Church and St. Peter's. The formal separation agreement stipulated that records created prior to 1832 were to be maintained by Christ Church so researchers looking for pre-1832 information should check Christ Church's collections. Records created after 1832 are maintained by St. Peter's, an active parish. Scanned for this project are minutes, pew rents and registers.
Image standards and specifications
The materials from St. Peter's 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
Marriages baptisms burials 1829-1884
(United States, Between 1829 and 1884)
Rent roll 1832-1834
(United States, Between 1832 and 1834)
Rent roll 1835-1836
(United States, Between 1835 and 1836)
Rent Roll 1838-1840
(United States, Between 1838 and 1840)
Vestry minutes 1852-1881
(United States, Between 1852 and 1881)