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.
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...
Several years ago, my children and I began keeping a “Gratitude Journal.” Most evenings we write down the things and people and moments from our day for which we give thanks. As I enter my eighteenth month as the executive director of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s national archives, I’m taking a moment to note some of the many reasons I am grateful for PHS.