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January 14, 2020

The Presbyterian Historical Society is pleased to award four Heritage Preservation Grants to PC(USA) congregations in 2020. The winners come from four states:

Handsboro Presbyterian Church (Gulfport, Miss.) -- organized 1877
United Presbyterian Church (Sackets Harbor, N.Y.) -- organized 1816
Graham Presbyterian Church (North Vernon, Ind.) -- organized 1817
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January 7, 2020

Here are some highlights of our work in the tail end of 2019!

Visitors

In the fourth quarter we had 143 research visits, bringing us to 924 for the year; this marks the fourth straight year of dramatically increased use of PHS's resources, representing 144% of our 2015 workload.

Among our building visitors in November were Dr. Cheol Seung Kim and colleagues from the ...

November 20, 2019
A Cuban youngster eagerly reaches for a platter of food from a Red Cross volunteer at a refugee camp near Lima, Peru. Religious News Service image PC-53556

The third quarter was an active time for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) national archives, and it feels like we're only just catching up! Here is a snapshot of our work in the archives in the summer and fall.

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November 15, 2019

It was my great privilege to share some time with friends and neighbors in North Carolina in October, a four-day jaunt that bears reflecting on.

On my first day in town, I flew into Charlotte to meet the Rev. Jerry Cannon at his church, CN Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian, chiefly to talk about preserving the personal records of his sister, the late Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon. Jerry...

October 1, 2019

"Their leaders and members are surrounded by a menacing atmosphere of strict surveillance, tapping of telephone calls, telex services and correspondence in general."

So concluded an ecumenical delegation to Paraguay in 1988, describing the suffocation of civil society under the 34-year dictatorship of Alfredo Stroessner. Within the year, Stroessner would be deposed in a coup and forced into exile in Brazil. The groups which brought the ecumenical delegation in -- the Comité de Iglesias para Ayudas de Emergencia (CIPAE), and the...

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