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July 31, 2020
Sports Day at Baghdad High School, April 1961. Pearl ID: 116222.

Of the many, many, many adjustments to the world in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, one activity that unites people around the world and provides a sense of normalcy is sports. The 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan were originally scheduled for July 24-August 9, 2020. Although the International Olympic Committee has responsibly...

July 19, 2020

After a month of quarantine, Easter appeared to us as a season of hope. Now, in the midst of continuing disease and after the deaths of scores of thousands of people in the United States, we face another long season of reckoning and responsibility.

Now feels like a good time to flash back to that April morning of hope, when churches everywhere celebrated the resurrection in new ways. 

Featured below is a short video showing some of the worship service recordings we collected as a part of our Easter 2020 initiative. All that we have curated to date can be accessed in their...

July 15, 2020
The Whiskey Dragon, National Temperance Society and Publication House, 1882. [Pearl ID: 139357]

--by Dean Lewis

January 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Prohibition Era, when the Eighteenth Amendment[1] to the Constitution went into effect. At the year’s half way mark, let’s add to...

July 1, 2020

On Thursday, June 4, 2020, PHS staff led a Zoom webinar on how to access and explore Pearl Digital Archives

Watch the video below to learn how to navigate PHS's collections from the comfort of your home. Allison and Gabriela demonstrated searching and navigating Pearl while giving glimpses into some of our most interesting and unusual digital collections.

Interested in hearing more...

April 21, 2020
Photograph of an Alaska Native man, from the Sheldon Jackson Papers.

In honor of National Library Week (April 19-25), let’s take a look at the behind-the-scenes work PHS librarians and archivists are doing to address the legacy of outdated and offensive language in our collection descriptions.

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