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July 16, 2018

Recent additions to the Pearl digital archive include a variety of foreign mission personal paper and photograph collections, a new web archives collection, and oral histories with...

June 19, 2018

Philadelphia, PA—The Presbyterian Historical Society is a 2018 Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Project Grant recipient.

The grant award provides $285,000 of major support for Building Knowledge and Breaking Barriers: Archives-Based Learning for Philadelphia Students, a two-year project that will help Philadelphia-area community college students use archival materials...

April 18, 2018

We are pleased to announce the launch of Sheppard, a new search tool that gives you one-stop access to seven different databases that describe PHS collections.

Sheppard is named in honor of William H. Sheppard (1865-1927), a Presbyterian minister and missionary to the Congo. Sheppard was the first Presbyterian Church in the U.S. African American missionary, and...

April 10, 2018

The Presbyterian Historical Society is the proud recipient of a 2018 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant.

Announced yesterday, the $44,000 grant award allows PHS to digitize photographs from its large Religious News Service collection and to plan for future sharing of the entire RNS collection online.

The historical RNS photographs held in Philadelphia include 68,000 images dating from 1945 through 1982. The photographs—most with...

April 4, 2018

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is a free and open all-digital library that aggregates over 21 million digital items (and counting) from libraries, museums, archives, and other cultural heritage institutions across the country, making them searchable from one simple interface. In March, after almost a year of work, PHS officially joined DPLA as a new contributor, sharing a total of...

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