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April 21, 2020
Photograph of an Alaska Native man, from the Sheldon Jackson Papers.

In honor of National Library Week (April 19-25), let’s take a look at the behind-the-scenes work PHS librarians and archivists are doing to address the legacy of outdated and offensive language in our collection descriptions.

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January 15, 2019

In 2013, the Presbyterian Historical Society began collecting the websites of the national agencies, synods, presbyteries, and General Assemblies of the PC(USA) through the Internet...

December 13, 2018

Many of the exciting new initiatives the Presbyterian Historical Society launched in 2018 are reflected in Pearl, the Society's home for digitized and born-digital collections. Pearl provides researchers online access to a rapidly growing repository of images, publications, audio, and video content. In 2018, 2,400 items were added.

Oral history content is one of the PHS initiatives that picked up digital steam in 2018. Staff traveled across the country to interview prominent Presbyterians and collect stories that fill...

July 16, 2018

Recent additions to the Pearl digital archive include a variety of foreign mission personal paper and photograph collections, a new web archives collection, and oral histories with...

April 4, 2018

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is a free and open all-digital library that aggregates over 21 million digital items (and counting) from libraries, museums, archives, and other cultural heritage institutions across the country, making them searchable from one simple interface. In March, after almost a year of work, PHS officially joined DPLA as a new contributor, sharing a total of...

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