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November 15, 2022

On November 14, PHS staff was joined by four PHS Research Fellowship grant recipients for a panel discussion on conducting archival research at the Presbyterian Historical Society. The Fellows spoke about their research topics, their experiences visiting and researching in the PHS archives, and the impact the Research Fellowship had on their work.

The panel consisted of Dr. Reuben Loffman, 2022 Fellow; Sopanit "Dede" Angsusingha, 2022 Fellow; Dr. Connor Kenaston,...

November 9, 2022

The Presbyterian Historical Society is thrilled to welcome a new staff member this month! 

Ky Evans is joining the Technical Services team at PHS as an Archives Technician. 

Ky graduated from Haverford College this past Spring with a B.A. in Linguistics and East Asian Languages and Cultures. Their main interests are the Chinese language and how written records influence the evolution of spoken language. They hope to pursue a PhD in linguistics at some point in the future.

“We are...

October 25, 2022

On October 24, PHS Executive Director Nancy J. Taylor welcomed Dr. Gene Zubovich for a conversation about his new book, Before the Religious Right.

When we think about religion and politics in the United States today, we think of conservative evangelicals. But for much of the twentieth century it was liberal Protestants who most profoundly shaped American politics. Taylor and Zubovich discussed how leaders of the religious community influenced the fight for social justice by lobbying for the New Deal, marching against segregation, and protesting the Vietnam War.


October 21, 2022

In 2019, with grant support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, PHS digitized nearly 500 images from the RNS photograph collection all of which are now viewable in Pearl. The photographs chosen for the project spanned various years, topic, faiths, and geographical locations, but all supported the Religious News Service’s mission to document...

October 14, 2022

This story contains content that may be distressing to readers including accounts of violence and the actions of hate groups against the LGBTQIA+ community.

“We are particularly saddened that some have used the language of religion to insult his family with suggestions that his life was somehow less valuable. The Lord we worship and proclaim made no mention at all of sexual orientation, and welcomes, calls, and redeems all people.”

These were the words of John Buchanan and Bob Bohl, the co-...

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