American Baptist Historical Society

American Baptist Historical Society

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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 1853), 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.

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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.

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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