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February 7, 2022
Boys playing softball, Prairie Mission (Wilcox County, Ala.) about 1950. 

Let's look back at the work your archivists are most proud of from the winter of 2021!

Our digitization team imaged more than 17,000 pages of text and images in the quarter, bringing us to more than 64,000 for the year. Recent additions to Pearl include original...

January 31, 2022
"Etta June Johnson comes from Edisto Island, S.C., to the Robert Davis home in Pulaski, N.Y. - 1966. Dr. Patton goes over tests with Etta June alone." RG 303, Box 6, Folder 76

In the 1960s, the UPCUSA Board of National Missions (BNM) established a program that extracted Black students "of promise" from the South and set them up with host...

January 18, 2022

The Presbyterian Historical Society is pleased to award three Heritage Preservation Grants to PC(USA) congregations in 2022. The winners are:

Dakota Community Presbyterian Church (Dakota, Ill.), organized in 1846.
Westminster United Presbyterian Church (West Islip, N.Y.), organized in 1958.
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January 7, 2022

A devoted city minister with a peripatetic career, a fraternal worker in the Presbyterian Church of East Africa, and a longtime tender of the vineyard, Rev. Casper Isaiah Glenn turned 100 years old on January 9th. We pause for an appreciation of his life so far.

Born on a farm in Winnsboro, S.C. Glenn spent his entire ministerial career in city churches. He spent two years at the Presbyterian-organized Coulter Memorial Academy (Cheraw, S.C.) before transferring to Lincoln University,...

January 6, 2022

On October 30, 1950, militant members of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party (PNPR) led a series of uprisings, targeting insular police barracks. In Jayuya, Nationalists held the town for three days, succumbing only after United States military aircraft bombed the town. Cadets of the Republic, a youth faction of the PNPR accustomed to training...

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