You are here


News, events, updates, and tidbits from the Presbyterian Historical Society. Use tags to read related articles or sort by author for similar posts written by PHS staff members and volunteers.

February 15, 2018

PHS has recently transferred to digital video a rare 16mm print of Sunday on the Children's Corner, the first television program to feature the piano and puppeteering of Presbyterian minister Fred Rogers, supporting his creative partner, Josie Carey.

Carey was born Josephine Vicari on 20 August 1930 in Pittsburgh. She was one of the first employees of WQED, beginning work six months before the station went on...

January 23, 2018
Funeral service, Japanese Union Presbyterian Church (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1956. Via Los Angeles Public Library.

The Presbyterian Historical Society is pleased to report that we have awarded Heritage Preservation Grants to four PC(USA) congregations. These include a California congregation dispersed by...

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.


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...

Featured Tags