The Bavinck Institute 

This institute promotes scholarship related to Herman Bavinck, the noted Dutch Neo-Calvinist professor of dogmatics (d. 1921), and to his contemporary colleagues and his protégés—notably his nephew, Johan Herman Bavinck (d. 1964), missionary to Indonesia and pioneer Reformed missiologist.  It facilitates discussion, research and communication among scholars, teachers, pastors, and students through its website.  It also sponsors a society of interested supporters, has an  electronic journal, and subsdizes  select publications.


The Documentation Centre for Protestantism in the Netherlands (1800—the present)

This center is a division of the Free University of Amsterdam’s library. Established in 1971, it collects and makes available material on reformed and evangelical persons and organizations that have played a significant role in Dutch public life.  Besides maintaining its archives, it sponsors research, holds symposia, assists researchers, disseminates findings, and provides information and instruction related to its work.  The site and virtually all the center’s holdings are in the Dutch language.


The Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University

The Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University came into being in October 2003, on the three-hundredth anniversary of Jonathan Edwards' birth. Its mission is to support inquiry into the life, writings, and legacy of Jonathan Edwards by providing resources that encourage critical appraisal of the historical importance and contemporary relevance of America’s premier theologian.  The primary way this is done is through the Works of Jonathan Edwards Online, a digital learning environment for research, education and publication that presents all of Edwards’s writings, along with helpful editorial materials that allow the reader to examine Edwards' thought in incredibly powerful, useful ways. Edwards acknowledged his significant indebtedness to Peter van Mastricht, a translation of whose major work is a DRTS project.



Heritage Hall, Calvin College and Seminary


Heritage Hall holds the archival materials of Calvin College, Calvin Seminary and the Christian Reformed Church in North America. It also has collections of the personal papers of individuals related to these institutions, Dutch immigrant letters and records, genealogical materials, and—along with the Hekman Library at these schools—an extensive collection of Dutch Reformed periodicals , books and films.



The Abraham Kuyper Center for Public Theology


“The Abraham Kuyper Center for Public Theology was established at Princeton Theological Seminary in 2002 and exists to foster scholarly interest both in the work of Abraham Kuyper and in the Neo-Calvinist tradition of thought which he expounded in the Stone Lectures on Calvinism that he gave at Princeton in 1898.”

The center holds an annual conference and offers prizes for student research contributions.



The Meeter Center


The H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies is a research center specializing in John Calvin, Calvinism, the Reformation, and Early Modern Studies that opened in 1981 and is located on the fourth floor [of the Hekman Library]. The collection includes both the Calvinism Resources Database and the Post-Reformation Digital Library. While the collection endeavors to include materials in all languages in which they appear, many of the rare books, pamphlets and monographs  are in the Dutch language and reflect the Dutch Reformed wing of the Reformation. The center offers research stipends, public lectures and produces a newsletter and occasional publications.



The Post-Reformation Digital Library


The core of the PRDL project involves the organization of thousands of documents available in digital form from select digital libraries from Europe and North America, which are beginning to make digitized forms of their holdings available to the public. The project covers the work of hundreds of authors from a wide variety of theological, philosophical, and ecclesiastical traditions.

The PRDL is a select bibliography that organizes the vast array of these digital sources from the Reformation and Post-Reformation/Early Modern Era (late 15th-18th c.) periods that are now available on the web. PRDL spans publicly-accessible collections from major research libraries, independent scholarly initiatives, and corporate documentation projects. With the proliferation of digital books scattered across various places on the web, it can be difficult for the individual scholar to find or keep track of all the new content that is appearing almost daily.

PRDL is a collaborative effort to organize this content for scholars of early modern theology.  It is hosted by the H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies of Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary.



The Puritan Research Center, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary


The Puritan Research Center contains an outstanding collection of primary source materials on the English and American Puritans and Dutch Further Reformation divines, including many rare, antiquarian volumes as well as a large secondary source section and the Puritan Studies Index, promoting historical, theological, and critical study.  Numerous rare, first-edition writings as well as modern reprints are available in the Center for research and study purposes. 



The A. C. Van Raalte Institute, Hope College


“The mission of the Institute is to honor the memory and the vision of the Reverend Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte, the founder of Holland and Hope College, by studying his life and work. From this mission also is derived the scholarly investigation and publication of materials concerned with the immigration and the contributions of the Dutch and their descendants in the United States of America. Furthermore, the Institute is dedicated to the study of the history of all the people who have comprised the community throughout its history.”

The archives contain published and manuscript resources related to Hope College, Western Theological Seminary, the Reformed Church in America and the Dutch immigrant colonies particularly in Western Michigan.  A valuable newspaper and periodical collection exists. Resources are in both Dutch and English.


Suggestions for additional , compatible links for this page—along with brief write-ups on them—are invited. They may be submitted to DRTS via email.