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August 6, 2020

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Thomas Nimick about his article “Missionary Women’s Outreach to Poor Women in China: Origins of the Industrial Class Strategy.” The article appears in the Spring/Summer 2020 Journal of Presbyterian History. Watch the conversation below:

Dr. Nimick is Professor of History at the United States Military Academy at West...

July 31, 2020
Sports Day at Baghdad High School, April 1961. Pearl ID: 116222.

Of the many, many, many adjustments to the world in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, one activity that unites people around the world and provides a sense of normalcy is sports. The 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan were originally scheduled for July 24-August 9, 2020. Although the International Olympic Committee has responsibly...

July 20, 2020

On July 16, 2020, PHS staff led a Zoom webinar that took an in-depth look at Calvin, our online library catalog.

Watch the video below to see Charlene and Gabriela talk about what is, and what is not, described in Calvin; tips on searching and navigating Calvin; and how to create saved searches and lists of items.

Interested in hearing more from the PHS staff?...

July 19, 2020

After a month of quarantine, Easter appeared to us as a season of hope. Now, in the midst of continuing disease and after the deaths of scores of thousands of people in the United States, we face another long season of reckoning and responsibility.

Now feels like a good time to flash back to that April morning of hope, when churches everywhere celebrated the resurrection in new ways. 

Featured below is a short video showing some of the worship service recordings we collected as a part of our Easter 2020 initiative. All that we have curated to date can be accessed in their...

July 15, 2020
The Whiskey Dragon, National Temperance Society and Publication House, 1882. [Pearl ID: 139357]

--by Dean Lewis

January 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Prohibition Era, when the Eighteenth Amendment[1] to the Constitution went into effect. At the year’s half way mark, let’s add to...

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