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September 28, 2023
Previous chairpersons and directors of the Advisory Council on Church and Society reunite at Ghost Ranch, August 2002. Pearl ID: islandora:344190 [RG 540, Box 106, Folder 6].

The Advisory Council on Church and Society Records have been processed as Record Group 540, and the guide to the records is now available:...

September 26, 2023

--by Nick Skaggs and David Staniunas

At a 1987 consultation held at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico, Dean Lewis, head of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) office charged with developing social policy, fielded a question about the theological basis of implementing statements of the General Assembly. Under what basis does the Church act in the world?

Lewis answered, in part: “It comes from the fundamental...

September 22, 2023
Left: Margaret Towner, 1956. [Pearl ID: 83470]. Right: Bronwen Boswell, undated. Image courtesy of the Presbyterian News Service.

In July, the Rev. Bronwen Boswell was appointed as the Acting Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the PC(USA), filling the term of the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II. In doing so, Boswell became...

September 20, 2023

The Presbyterian Historical Society is pleased to welcome RNS Project Archivists Isabella Fidanza and Megan Genovese to the PHS staff. Isabella and Megan are part of the team digitizing the Religions News Service photographs.

Isabella (she/her) has a background in English, International Area Studies, and a M.A. in publishing. Driven by her deep appreciation for the arts and cultural sector, she has explored careers in museum public programming, academic libraries, and archives. She is currently pursuing a certificate in Digital Archives & Records Management from San Jose State...

September 18, 2023

What is your role at PHS? What do you do from day-to-day?
I am the Associate for Finance & Building Operations. I oversee the day-to-day financial operations of the institution, and coordinate with our finance colleagues in Louisville. I’m also in charge of building operations by working closely with the building team and vendors, managing PHS travel, various administration functions, and help plan and execute meetings and events!

How does your work support the mission of PHS?
I make sure our finances and building are secure and...

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