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October 24, 2022

Building Knowledge and Breaking Barriers is an archives-based learning project between the Presbyterian Historical Society and Community College of Philadelphia.

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Briana is one of 7 current and former Community College of Philadelphia students who designed exhibits during the Building Knowledge and Breaking Barriers project.

An aspiring artist and historian as well as a fourth-generation...

October 24, 2022

Building Knowledge and Breaking Barriers is an archives-based learning project between the Presbyterian Historical Society and Community College of Philadelphia.

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One of the central goals of the Building Knowledge and Breaking Barriers project is to “build knowledge” by providing access to Presbyterian Historical Society archival materials for use by educators in their classrooms.

To accomplish this, PHS staff worked with Community...

October 24, 2022

Building Knowledge and Breaking Barriers is an archives-based learning project between the Presbyterian Historical Society and Community College of Philadelphia.

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After introducing her English 102 class to PHS during the Spring semester of 2020, Cindy Giddle, Associate Professor of English and Humanities at CCP, shared three reasons for students to have well-organized and friendly access to our archives:

1. The archives give students a concrete...

April 25, 2022

In 2016, PHS began collecting records in memory of Pam Byers—the first Executive Director of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians—to document fully all sides and perspectives on the forty-year movement for ordination and marriage rights in the PC(USA). Through her generosity, faith, and commitment to justice, Pam McLucas Byers united Presbyterians across the theological spectrum in conversations about the rights of LGBTQIA+ Presbyterians.

We’re thrilled to...

April 25, 2022

In the Spring of 2020, PHS documented moments of hope amidst the COVID-19 pandemic through our Easter Sermon Collection. Later that year, the country grieved and grappled with its legacy of racial violence in the wake of the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd.

As stewards of history, we at PHS have a responsibility to not only document what has happened in the past, but to recognize the history we are living through today. Moved by the nationwide protests that...

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