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September 16, 2021
Cuban refugees get helping hand in Peru., 1981. [Pearl ID: islandora:148508]

In 2019, with grant support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, PHS digitized nearly 500 images from the RNS photograph collection all of which are now...

July 22, 2021
Sports Day at Baghdad High School, April 1961. Pearl ID: 116222.

Last year, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Olympic Committee rescheduled the summer games for 2021. This Friday, July 23, the Olympics will kick off in Tokyo, Japan. We're joining the festivities by celebrating sports and athletes--big and small--through images found in our digital archives, Pearl....

April 5, 2021
Letter written by Golden Baird to her mother, father, and Aunt Sophia from Kanggye, Korea, January 8, 1927. From Golden Baird's outgoing correspondence to her family, ca. 1920-1929.

The Presbyterian Historical Society has recently digitized the personal correspondence of twentieth century missionaries Golden and Dick Baird. The collection consists of almost 3,000 pages of the couple’s letters, primarily written from their mission station in...

December 15, 2020
Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church Historical Commission, 1982. Pearl ID: 166891

The Presbyterian Historical Society is excited to announce the digitization of records from Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, work made possible by a grant from the...

April 15, 2020

In 1946, the world felt uncertain. A massive war had devastated much of Europe, forcing some countries to rebuild while others grappled with their newfound influence. Humanitarian crises, threats of nuclear war, economic and political duress, and overall fear destabilized the globe.

In response to...

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