Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania Archives

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Documents from the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania Archives



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About the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania Archives

Following the American Revolution, American Anglicans led by the Reverend William White came together to form the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania which once covered the entire Commonwealth. In 1865 and 1871 new dioceses were formed out of the Diocese of Pennsylvania. Today the Diocese of Pennsylvania covers Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware counties. The Archives are the official repository for records of the administration of the Diocese, parishes that have closed and histories of the Diocese, spanning the period from 1784 to the present. Records included in this project are the founding minutes of the Diocese and selected records of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

Image standards and specifications

The materials from the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania Archives 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

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