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February 17, 2022
Moderators Harold R. Martin and Robert N. Montgomery shake hands during march. Pearl ID: islandora:7479

On May 27, 1958, in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Presbyterians gathered at the 170th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A; at the same time, the United Presbyterian Church of North America celebrated a centennial anniversary at their 100th General Assembly. The two events were held just miles away from each other....

December 20, 2021

As people around the world adapted to another year of restrictions due to the pandemic, researchers turned to PHS digitization services to stay connected to our collections from the comfort and safety of their own homes. As this year winds down and we prepare for 2022, we are spotlighting some new additions to Pearl, the Society’s online repository of digitized and born-digital images,

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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...

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