Digital Collections

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New Church Digital Collections

Begun in 2007, the Swedenborg Library New Church Digital Collectionsopens in a new window bring together a selection of correspondence, photographs, manuscripts, books, journals, maps and other materials that document the history of the New Churchopens in a new window, including the life and works of Emanuel Swedenborg.

These digital images are fully searchable and are available for private use, scholarly research and educational purposes.

The Collections

The New Church Digital Collections consist of three collections:


Letters and documents pertaining to Emanuel Swedenborg and the first editions of his works.

New Church Literature

A collection that covers all aspects of the study of Swedenborg and the New Church, including books, pamphlets and New Church journals.


A variety of documents, letters and photographs relevant to the New Church, Academy of the New Church and the Bryn Athyn community.

Special Thanks

The Digital Collections project has been made possible by the generous support of the Phoebe W. Haas Charitable Trust, the Wyncote Foundation, and the William Penn Foundation, as well as contributions from the Carpenter Fellowship Fund and the Glencairn Foundation.


marvinclymerMarvin Clymer
Digital Collections Supervisor

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