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November 15, 2017
 
This is the second installment of a series on rural agricultural work in Lebanon. Read the first installment, Jibrail 1943-1958: An Answer to Communism
 
Word to evacuate came in the night by radio, in late May 1958. The Hannas—Ed, Arpiné, their six-year-old son Philip, and Arpiné’s parents, Levon and Josephine Yenovkian—hurriedly packed a jeep and a Ford and fled their two...
November 10, 2017

PHS has just digitized two reels of color 16mm motion picture film, featuring the Zephyr Point Conference Center in 1938. Records Archivist David Staniunas visited Zephyr Point in September to deliver a workshop on records and archives, and we'd like to share this video as a token of our gratitude to our partners in the Presbytery of Nevada and in the PC(USA) Administrative Personnel Association Pacific Region.

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October 25, 2017

PHS recently brought into the collections the personal papers of Z Holler, a radical Jesus-follower, truth seeker, and Presbyterian. Our thanks first go out to Charlene Holler and the rest of Z's family, and to our friends in Salem Presbytery who spoke up on our behalf.

Zeb North Holler, Jr. was born 2 August 1928 in Atlanta and grew up attending services at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant (Greensboro, N.C.). Z graduated from Davidson College in 1949 and...

October 3, 2017

"The church has found that it must contend not only with political upheaval and nationalistic religion but also with division in its own ranks" -- so the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.'s Commission on Ecumenical Mission and Relations wrote in 1967 about the state of Presbyterianism in Pakistan. Fifty years on, we glance back at the fractious period in the life of the Synod of the United Presbyterian Church of Pakistan, culminating in an assembly riot.

In 1967, the United Presbyterian Church of Pakistan and the Lahore Church Council counted membership of 70,000 -- some 10...

September 14, 2017

PHS just received a collection of 35mm slides from the papers of Frances Mecca Gray, delivered to us by Dr. Carolyn Spatta-Eckhart. Gray was the first president of Damavand College, a private women's college in Tehran. This new batch of slides, shot between 1972 and 1975, brilliantly documents the life of the institution. You can see the full collection in this gallery.

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