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March 10, 2018

In the fall of 2017, students from the Community College of Philadelphia visited 425 Lombard Street to conduct research.

In preparation for the Society's first collaboration with an entire CCP class--part of a long-term effort to use the archives' primary- and rare secondary-source materials to bolster student research and problem-solving skills--Technical Services and Reference Archivist Jennifer Barr worked closely with CCP Professor Joel Tannenbaum. Their planning included familiarizing students...

January 17, 2018

--by Beth S. Hessel, Executive Director

PHS is pleased to have recently received the papers of Jack Rogers (1934-2016), an influential pastor and educator who served the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in many leadership roles, including moderator of the 213th General Assembly in 2001.

We obtained Rev. Rogers’ papers thanks to the faithful concern of his close friends and family—especially his wife, Dr. Sharon Rogers—...

January 8, 2018

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has awarded a prestigious Digitizing Hidden Collections grant to an interdenominational consortium of institutions holding historic records of Philadelphia congregations.

The Presbyterian Historical Society is one of the consortium’s 11 collecting groups.

The $385,000 grant award enables the...

December 6, 2017

The Presbyterian Historical Society recently welcomed Ben Chandler (Versailles, KY) and Michael Livingston (Trenton, NJ) to its Board of Directors’ class of 2021. With many years of experience serving the public interest through government and non-profit organizations, Chandler and Livingston bring a shared passion for history to their board leadership.

Pisgah Presbyterian Church, Versailles, KY, 1959...
November 29, 2017
The Presbyterian Historical Society is excited to welcome two new members to our staff.
Archives Technician Cecilia Figliuolo will primarily work digitizing records from the PHS collection, including the American Presbyterian/Reformed Historic Sites Registry. Cecilia graduated from Arcadia...
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