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February 9, 2024

The Presbyterian Historical Society is thrilled to announce that the first batch of images digitized as part of the Religious News Service Photographs Digitization Project have been added to Pearl Digital Collections.

The 1,117 records added to the Society’s online archive include 753 images and 424 records of accompanying text including press releases and clippings. The records are the first to be digitized as part of a National Endowment for the Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant funded project that will make 22,500 images and related documents from the...

December 18, 2023
Novices ofthe Franciscan Missionary Servants of Christ the King, Smithtown, N.Y., 1948. [Pearl ID: 148427]

Work is underway on the Presbyterian Historical Society’s grant-funded digitization project that will make 22,500 images, newspaper clippings, and related documents from the Religious News Service Photograph Collection available online. The work—funded by a 2023 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Humanities Collections and Reference Resources...

December 18, 2023

This year, PHS kicked off its African American Leaders series, a blog series that celebrates the lives and work of Black Presbyterians. Each month in 2023, we've published biographies of African American ministers, educators, organizers, theologians, and human rights activists. And, included in each blog post is a free bulletin insert that churches can download and share with their congregation. Continue reading to learn more about these trailblazers and stay-tuned as we’ll...

October 18, 2023

The Presbyterian Historical Society happily welcomes Maura Weil to our staff! Maura joins us as an Archives Technician. As a member of the Technical Services team, Maura will help catalog books, periodicals, and archival collections in the Society’s online databases.

Maura grew up in Philadelphia and enjoys reading in her free time. She interned at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and earned her master’s degree in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archives Management from Simmons University.

Her first day was October 16. Welcome,...

September 20, 2023

The Presbyterian Historical Society is pleased to welcome RNS Project Archivists Isabella Fidanza and Megan Genovese to the PHS staff. Isabella and Megan are part of the team digitizing the Religions News Service photographs.

Isabella (she/her) has a background in English, International Area Studies, and a M.A. in publishing. Driven by her deep appreciation for the arts and cultural sector, she has explored careers in museum public programming, academic libraries, and archives. She is currently pursuing a certificate in Digital Archives & Records Management from San Jose State...

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