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August 15, 2022

The Presbyterian Historical Society is pleased to welcome a new staff member this month.

Elaine Shilstut will be joining the PHS staff as our Cataloging and Metadata Librarian.

Elaine comes to PHS from the University of Pennyslvania Libraries, where she worked as a Library Specialist in the Cataloging Department. In this position, she performed original and complex copy cataloging including authority work for various formats. She also managed the Penn dissertations workflow, supervised cataloging students, and trained paraprofessional staff. Elaine holds an MS in Library and...

June 29, 2022

It is with gratitude and honor that the Presbyterian Historical Society announces an opportunity to make gifts in memory of William J. Marshall to support PHS archival programs. Bill Marshall served on the Board of Directors of PHS for many years and was a member of the Presbyterian Historical Society Advisory Council at the time of his death on March 31, 2022.

Several members of the PHS Board of Directors and Advisory Council have been instrumental in creating this opportunity. They all fondly recall their time on the Board with Bill and his commitment to ensuring the growth of the...

June 22, 2022

The Presbyterian Historical Society is thrilled to welcome a new staff member this summer.

Archives Technician Amalia Cottrell is a recent graduate of Bryn Mawr College, where she earned a B.A. in History as well as a B.A. in Mathematics. While at Bryn Mawr, Amalia worked in the on-campus libraries and special collections. Amalia is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Library and Information Science.

At PHS, Amalia will work with Allison Davis, our Digital Collections Specialist, to digitize church...

June 17, 2022

One night in 1964 James Foster Reese, pastor of First United Presbyterian Church on the campus of Knoxville College, sped down a Wilcox County Alabama highway, ferrying two injured white ministers to safety in Selma. He killed the headlights and didn't stop. The men in the back,...

April 26, 2022
Tehran Community School, 1940. 

The Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS) is pleased to partner with Dr. Matthew Shannon—Associate Professor of History at Emory & Henry College and Research Fellow at the Baskerville Institute—for the Community School Oral History Project.

The Community School Oral History Project (CSOHP) explores the history of the...

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