Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society, Lancaster Theological Seminary

Collection Size: 
400
Address: 
555 West James St., Lancaster, PA, USA, 17603
Languages: 
German
Denomination/Religion: 
Evangelical and Reformed, German Reformed, Reformed Church in Germany, Reformed Church in the United States
State/Province: 
Pennsylvania
Email/Contact Person: 
Archivist

Highlights include: Hymnals of the Reformed Church in the United States published, 1752-1920; hymnal of the Evangelical and Reformed Church, 1939-1941, Philip Schaff's annotated copy of his Deutsches Gesangbuch (Philadelphia: Lindsay und Klakiston; Berlin: Wiegandt & Grieben, 1859); Lewis H. Steiner's manuscript copy of his Cantate Domino (Boston: O. Ditson, 1859); manuscript English translation of Philip Schaff's Deutsches Gesangbuch including Schaff's extensive introduction on the history of hymnody; Pennsylvania German imprints of Saur, Billmeyer, etc.; several copies of both the Reformed and Lutheran Marburger Gesangbucher published in Germany, 1743-1799, many copies bound in vellum, blind-stamped, hand-colored folk art motifs; manuscript music book of Rev. Jonathan Rahauser, 1806.