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December 18, 2023

At the end of such a full year, I think everyone at PHS is looking forward to a break over the holidays before we launch into 2024. I hope you also have moments for peaceful reflection, rest, and rejuvenation this holiday season.

For me, 2023 was a year of travel, visiting with Presbyterians in Dallas-Fort Worth, the Twin Cities, and Southern California to name but three stops. I shared about our work on a new mission statement for PHS that emphasizes how our extensive collections and archival work...

December 18, 2023
Novices ofthe Franciscan Missionary Servants of Christ the King, Smithtown, N.Y., 1948. [Pearl ID: 148427]

Work is underway on the Presbyterian Historical Society’s grant-funded digitization project that will make 22,500 images, newspaper clippings, and related documents from the Religious News Service Photograph Collection available online. The work—funded by a 2023 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Humanities Collections and Reference Resources...

December 15, 2023
St. James Presbyterian Church, Harlem, New York, 1928. Pearl ID:  islandora:345468

The digitization team at PHS has had a busy, busy year!

This winter we wrapped up an inter-institutional effort to publish the personal records of the founding voice of womanist theology through the Katie Geneva Cannon Digital Collection.

In April, PHS was awarded a...

December 11, 2023

The Presbyterian Historical Society is launching a new chat reference service to assist remote researchers and history enthusiasts around the world. Libchat, the new free platform, allows patrons to chat with archivists about their research questions and receive answers in real time.  

The Society hopes this new service will give patrons the ability to explore Presbyterian history and learn how to gain access to important primary source records at their convenience.


October 30, 2023

On Thursday, October 12, the Presbyterian Historical Society celebrated the completion of the Rev. Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon Digital Collection, a collaborative effort among PHS, The Katie Geneva Cannon Center for Womanist Leadership at Union Presbyterian Seminary and The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary (Columbia University Libraries).


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