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April 24, 2023

In August 2022, PHS staff visited Alexander Library’s Special Collections and University Archives at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey to survey the records of More Light Presbyterians. Staff viewed around 10 cubic ft. of the 54 cubic ft. collection and...

April 24, 2023

I support the Presbyterian Historical Society because of what I didn’t know.

Although a life-long Presbyterian, I didn’t really know much about PHS when I joined the Board. I knew it was the National Archives of the PC(USA) with responsibility for preserving official congregational and denominational records.

However, among other things, I didn’t know that PHS actively seeks to expand under-represented portions of its collection with efforts like the...

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...

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