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December 14, 2020

On Thursday, December 3, PHS hosted a webinar where Executive Director Nancy J. Taylor looked back at an eventful 2020 and looked forward to what PHS initiatives she's most excited about in 2021.

The session covered 2020 collecting initiatives including Easter and Pentecost Sermons, continued efforts to collect the records of African American Presbyterians...

October 6, 2020

 

PC(USA) Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson II named Nancy Taylor the Executive Director of PHS in early April, just as Covid-19 had begun to profoundly reshape American life. In this edited interview Nancy discusses the Society’s response to the pandemic, its history work on behalf of racial justice, and what excites her most about the future.

The pandemic has challenged every PC(USA) ministry—from congregations and other worshipping communities to mid councils and national church agencies. How has the national archives of the PC(USA) changed...

January 14, 2019

--By Fred Heuser

William Bayard Miller joined the church triumphant on December 14, 2018. When I learned of his passing, I was saddened by the loss of a dear friend, colleague, and mentor who served the church from 1957 until his retirement in 1989.

Bill was an innovator whose tenure as PHS Executive Director transformed a quaint Philadelphia institution into a...

December 14, 2018

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--by Beth S. Hessel, Executive Director

Earlier this year I saw a truck...

December 18, 2017

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Dear Friends of PHS,

We all know the common stereotype of an archives: a dusty and...

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