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October 9, 2019

--by Stephanie Santoro

"Stephanie: would you tell us a little about your research at PHS?"

My journey with the Building Knowledge & Breaking Barriers project began with me fielding that question, and my face turning beet red, during a lovely dinner I was invited to at the Presbyterian Historical Society in December 2018. The rain prevented substantial attendance, but I might as well have been put on-the-spot in a room of thousands. I had written a paper using...

August 19, 2019

I first became aware of interning at the Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS) via the liberal arts Honors program at the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP); specifically, it was mentioned by Honors professor Dr. Brian Seymour. After my class visited PHS on a spring field trip, I decided I would indeed enjoy interning there over the summer, exploring the atmosphere and technicalities of working in an archive or research library, as those are two things I am very much interested in. There was a more quotidian reason...

August 13, 2019
British troops break up an attack by Protestant supporters on Catholic marchers, Oct. 8, 1978, Derry/Londonderry, Ulster. Pearl Image: 148610

The conflicts that have occurred in the six counties of Northern Ireland or Ulster over the past three hundred years make up one of the most divisive and deadly ethno-religious disputes in modern history. On the surface, the conflict appears to be merely disagreement between the Catholic descendants of “native...

August 7, 2019
 
From January to August, I have been involved as an archival intern at P.H.S., or the Presbyterian Historical Society, in downtown Philadelphia. I came to know this institution because of research from Professor Joel Tannenbaum’s history class at the Community College of Philadelphia, where I graduated in early May 2019. I have been introduced to numerous projects throughout the course of my time here at P.H.S., including processing the...
July 9, 2019

The following are autographed photographs from 1980 of then-sitting Senators to the Reverend Edward L.R. Elson on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of his ordination. The Reverend Dr. Edward L. R. Elson (1906-1993), pastor of National Presbyterian Church (1947-1973) and Chaplain of the Senate (1969-1981), played a particularly active role in advocating for a Presbyterian program in Washington, DC. He also baptized President...

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