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October 24, 2022

Building Knowledge and Breaking Barriers is an archives-based learning project between the Presbyterian Historical Society and Community College of Philadelphia.

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For a project with “Breaking Barriers” in the title, one obstacle almost proved too much: Covid-19.

Since 2018, a team of students from Community College of Philadelphia (CCP), instructors, project staff, and PHS staff had worked together to bring CCP classes to PHS to...

August 16, 2021

PHS is pleased to announce that Luci Duckson-Bramble has joined the staff as Director of Development. Her first day is August 16.

An experienced development professional with close ties to the national church and its mid councils, Duckson-Bramble said she “looks forward to working with the PHS staff and board to raise funds to support and enhance the work” of the national archives of the PC(USA).

“I am thrilled to have Luci join us at PHS,” said Executive Director Nancy J. Taylor. “I know the staff and Board are eager to work with her and draw on...

August 2, 2021

PHS is pleased to announce that Natalie Shilstut has joined the staff as Director of Programs and Services, a leadership position that oversees archival programs and services. Natalie's first day is August 2.

The Director of Programs and Services works with the PHS staff and board to acquire new collection materials, preserve (and in some cases digitize) materials, respond to reference questions from Presbyterians and other researchers, and lead outreach efforts.

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November 17, 2020

Editor’s note: In the Poethig family papers at PHS researchers can find two intertwined stories about the history of the Plymouth Colony: (1) a study of Plymouth’s founding 400 years ago written by Eunice Blanchard Poethig and (2) the story of the Poethigs’ connection to that history, written by Richard and Eunice...

October 6, 2020

 

PC(USA) Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson II named Nancy Taylor the Executive Director of PHS in early April, just as Covid-19 had begun to profoundly reshape American life. In this edited interview Nancy discusses the Society’s response to the pandemic, its history work on behalf of racial justice, and what excites her most about the future.

The pandemic has challenged every PC(USA) ministry—from congregations and other worshipping communities to mid councils and national church agencies. How has the national archives of the PC(USA) changed...

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