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August 19, 2021

PHS is excited to welcome Gabe Loredo as the new Archives Technician. Their first day is August 23rd.

A visual artist who recently graduated from Temple University's Tyler School of Art & Architecture, Gabe’s interest in archives and storytelling came into focus during an internship at Girard College in Philadelphia. Gabe’s experiences curating and archiving inspires their art.

At PHS, Gabe will be responsible for digitizing church records and items from the Society’s collections...

July 21, 2021

On July 15, 2021, Records Archivist David Staniunas hosted a webinar on Zoom and Facebook Live about preserving original records of PC(USA) congregations.

Almost uniquely among large national archives, PHS collects and preserves records at the local level, bringing in more than 200 churches’ records in more than 350 cubic feet every year. In this webinar, David Staniunas shared simple tricks and lifehacks for keeping your original records decently and in order before they are...

June 22, 2021

The Presbyterian Historical Society is pleased to partner with the Religion News Service (RNS) to launch a new Instagram account that will feature digitized archival images from the Religious News Service photograph collection. 

The account will highlight images scanned as part of the Religious News Service Photographs Digitization Project. Digitization for the project began with a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant and was completed in 2019. A new...

June 21, 2021

On June 10, 2021 PHS welcomed editors from The Journal of Presbyterian History who discussed two special issues of the publication.

In 2021, The Journal of Presbyterian History focuses on “The Dynamics of Indigenization” in global Christian communities. JPH Senior Editors James H. Moorhead and Nancy J. Taylor were joined by guest editors Bonnie Sue Lewis, Heather J. Sharkey, and Connie Shemo. The special issues honor Lamin Sanneh (1942-2019), whose scholarship illuminated how Christianity “translated” into diverse global cultures, and feature current...

May 11, 2021

On March 31, Dr. Heather J. Sharkey and staff from the Presbyterian Historical Society explored PHS’s collection of community cookbooks.

To celebrate National Library Week (April 4-10, 2021), PHS staff and Dr. Heather J. Sharkey, Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania, hosted a webinar that discussed the...

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