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December 15, 2017

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Over the past year, PHS staff members have been working...

May 28, 2017

Recent additions to the Pearl digital archive include a variety of new archival, photographic, book, audio, and video items covering topics such as domestic and foreign mission work, Civil Rights, and Cuban and Palestinian refugees. 

ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS

February 16, 2017
This post is the first in a new series highlighting recent additions to the Pearl digital archive. This month, we are especially excited to share a variety of new archival, photographic, book, audio, and video collections covering topics such as the American Revolution, mission work, Civil Rights, and the Vietnam War. Featured historical figures include John Witherspoon, George Duffield, Isabel Rogers, Joseph P. Cochran, John A. Redhead, James Baldwin, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Calvin Thielman....
June 2, 2016

A few months ago, we announced the launch of our new digital library, Pearl--a digital asset management system (DAMS) built on the open-source software framework, Islandora. Today, we are excited to announce that we have added...

March 16, 2016

In post-Gold Rush California, San Francisco’s Chinatown was ruled by tongs—secret associations of Chinese men who originally banded together to defend themselves against the xenophobia of the West but devolved into warring gangs in a violent underworld of human and drug trafficking. In this terrifying landscape, a young Scottish missionary from New Zealand managed to infiltrate the Chinese underworld to save more than 3,000 women and children from slavery. To the tongs she was known as Fahn Quai, the White Devil; to those she saved she was Lo Mo, Beloved...

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