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October 30, 2020

On October 8, Allison Davis and Cecilia Figliuolo led a Zoom webinar on how PHS digitizes Presbyterian history.

In 2014, PHS updated our 60-year-old microfilming program and officially went digital. Learn how the records of Presbyterian agencies, congregations, missionaries, and more are digitized and made available for people to view through our Pearl digital archive and learn how PHS can digitize your congregation’s records...

September 2, 2020
Portraits of Rev. Francis Alison, left, and Rev. Gilbert Tennent, right. Pearl ID: 101271 and 5356
 
The Presbyterian Historical Society is excited to announce the digitization of manuscript sermons by ...
July 1, 2020

On Thursday, June 4, 2020, PHS staff led a Zoom webinar on how to access and explore Pearl Digital Archives

Watch the video below to learn how to navigate PHS's collections from the comfort of your home. Allison and Gabriela demonstrated searching and navigating Pearl while giving glimpses into some of our most interesting and unusual digital collections.

Interested in hearing more...

March 16, 2020
Belle Hawkes, Iran, 1883. [Pearl ID: 159892]

In celebration of Women’s History Month, PHS is happy to announce the digitization of four collections that spotlight Presbyterian women’s experiences in the late nineteenth century.

PHS was able to digitize these stories as part of In Her Own Right: Women Asserting Their Civil Rights, 1820-1920, a pilot-project executed by the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries...

September 19, 2019

In 2018, the Presbyterian Historical Society received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant. The grant funded a planning project for the future digitization and sharing of photographs from the Religious News Service (RNS) collection, one of the first news outlets to report about religion across faiths and denominations. The historical RNS photographs—most with extensive captions—document the history of Protestant...

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