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January 15, 2020
Bradley Longfield's article appears in the Fall/Winter 2019 Journal.

The latest issue of The Journal of Presbyterian History features an article by Bradley Longfield, Professor of Church History at Dubuque Theological Seminary. Dr. Longfield writes about the early twentieth century Fundamentalist-Modernist conflict through the lens of...

October 19, 2018
Human Sexuality Committee at the 203rd General Assembly, Baltimore, MD, 1991. View the new Pearl collection on LGBTQIA+ history.

October is LGBT History Month, a fitting time for PHS to announce the public phase of our Pam Byers Memorial Collecting Initiative. Financial support for the...

August 15, 2018

PHS is pleased to welcome Clorinda Moore as our new Development Associate. She started work on Monday.

Kim Shiley, PHS Director of Development, noted Clorinda's development background in an email to PHS staff announcing her hiring.

"Clorinda comes to PHS from her most recent position at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, where she worked as Membership Coordinator," Kim wrote. "Her other development-related positions include the Mt. Cuba Center, PA Horticultural Society, and Winterthur. Clorinda has a bachelor’s degree from Rider University, a certificate in...

July 6, 2018

Smoking Studebakers. Boxy Russian Ladas. Belle Époque architecture with the paint peeling off. Murals touting Che and Fidelismo and el 26 de julio.

The Cuba of worn surfaces and iconic profiles, of enduring machines and fading memories, was what I first noticed during a recent visit to the island. But what impressed me most by the end of the five-day trip was the rich interiority of the Cuban people—how those I spoke with valued friendships, families, and faiths (religious faiths but also historical ones) over surface identities. Cuba looks different...

June 19, 2018

Philadelphia, PA—The Presbyterian Historical Society is a 2018 Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Project Grant recipient.

The grant award provides $285,000 of major support for Building Knowledge and Breaking Barriers: Archives-Based Learning for Philadelphia Students, a two-year project that will help Philadelphia-area community college students use archival materials...

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