Atla members collaborate to create freely accessible and searchable databases.
Total Number of Records:
More than 40,000 records
Records are added regularly as Contributing Institutions sign up to participate.
Type of Records:
Qualified Dublin Core metadata records representing the resources held within Contributing Institutions’ digital collections.
Examples of the types of digital collections that are included:
Historical manuscripts, including letters and sermons, written by or about important religious or theological figures
Digital reproductions of photographs, paintings, woodcuts, and other artistic works related to religious leaders and movements, places of worship, and religious historical events
Digital reproductions of historical religious artifacts
The Atla Digital Library now contains the collections of the Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative (CDRI), which includes digital images of woodcuts, photographs, slides, papyri, coins, maps, postcards, manuscripts, lithographs, sermons, shape-note tune books, and various forms of Christian art, architecture, and iconography digitized and contributed by member libraries thanks to a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. Access the CRDI collection.