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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...

December 17, 2017

--by Beth S. Hessel, Executive Director

The worth of an archives is not merely to be found in the records that it stores—nor in its journals, missionary letters, rare books, sepia photographs, films, or audio files. An archives finds its value in sharing those resources in useful and relevant ways with each new generation, so that an awareness of who we have been in the past shadows and shapes our knowledge of who we are today.

As the year winds to an end, I wanted to share my gratitude for the many ways I have personally been touched by these efforts to...

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