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October 20, 2020

--by Samuel Kidder

[This is the second part of a two-part series on the life of John Bingham. Click here for part one]

My...

October 15, 2020

On September 24 David Staniunas led a Zoom webinar on how PHS preserves the original records of PC(USA) congregations.

Almost uniquely among large national archives, PHS collects and preserves records at the local level, bringing in more than 200 churches’ records in more than 350 cubic feet every year. David Staniunas shows you simple tricks and lifehacks for keeping your original records decently and in order before they are sent to PHS where they can be held and accessed for free!

Watch...

October 9, 2020

--By Richard W. Reifsnyder

Grace and Bancroft Reifsnyder were not only accountable to the “Mission,” the semiautonomous organization of missionaries within a particular country or region in which they served. They also were under the appointment and authority of the larger church through the church’s Board of Foreign Mission (BFM), as we discussed in our previous post....

October 6, 2020

 

PC(USA) Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson II named Nancy Taylor the Executive Director of PHS in early April, just as Covid-19 had begun to profoundly reshape American life. In this edited interview Nancy discusses the Society’s response to the pandemic, its history work on behalf of racial justice, and what excites her most about the future.

The pandemic has challenged every PC(USA) ministry—from congregations and other worshipping communities to mid councils and national church agencies. How has the national archives of the PC(USA) changed...

October 5, 2020

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is committed to taking a continued stand for equity and equality for all God’s people. Seeking to be a faithful witness to the need to stand and bear witness in issues of justice, the Presbyterian Voting Campaign has been created to engage, educate, and motivate people to exercise their right to vote, especially those who are a part of marginalized communities.

To support this effort, the Presbyterian Historical Society is sharing some of our resources, blogs, exhibits, and...

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