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May 30, 2023
Synod of Catawba meeting, 1925.[Pearl ID: 2142]

The Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS) is the recipient of a 2023 grant from the Pennsylvania Abolition Society Endowment Fund, following a recommendation by Ms. Cindy Little.

The $1,800 grant, awarded to the Society’s...

May 22, 2023

Organized in 1852, the Presbyterian Historical Society is the oldest denominational archives in the United States and serves as the national archives for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its predecessor denominations. Our collections include archival records, published materials, and artifacts documenting the history of the Presbyterian and Reformed tradition in America.

What types of records does PHS collect?

The Presbyterian Historical Society is home to over 40,000 cubic feet of records and 250,000 published titles that reflect Presbyterian,...

May 19, 2023

What is your role at PHS? What do you do from day-to-day?

I work as a processing archivist. Day-to-day, I prepare and process collections of records and papers for research use. This includes physically rehousing collections in archival folders and containers (this helps to preserve collections) and creating catalog records and collection guides (this increases the discoverability and usability of collections). Processing work also helps establish a framework for digitization of collection materials. 

In addition to my processing work, I’m also the...

May 18, 2023

Here's some of what your archivists worked on in the early months of 2023!

Most importantly we welcomed two new members of staff, JoyC Rivera and Jill Chancellor, and Building Knowledge and Breaking Barriers Archives Intern, Matty Marrow

Foremost among our collection successes was the...

May 1, 2023

Each month, the Presbyterian Historical Society is bearing witness to the lives of African American leaders throughout the history of the PC(USA). Click here to learn how PHS is collecting records of the Black Presbyterian experience through the African American Leaders and Congregations Initiative.

Additionally, a free bulletin insert about each figure is available for download at the end of...

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