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July 21, 2022

Let's look back at your archivists' labor in the spring and early summer!

Reference archivists responded to 514 inquiries remotely and in person. We assisted 41 researchers in our reading room for a total of 75 visits (pre-pandemic we typically hosted more than 250 total research visits in the second quarter). We retrieved 554 items from the collection for researcher use. Researchers visited from 15 different states and 3 countries: Germany, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. Nearly 100 different products, including books, sermons, and exhibits, will be created from...

June 8, 2022

Here's how PHS archivists served our constituents over the winter and early spring!

Our digitization team imaged more than 12,600 pages of text and images in the quarter. Two new participants in our African American Leaders and Congregations initiative were among them: Westminster Presbyterian Church (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Faith Presbyterian Church (...

February 7, 2022
Boys playing softball, Prairie Mission (Wilcox County, Ala.) about 1950. 

Let's look back at the work your archivists are most proud of from the winter of 2021!

Our digitization team imaged more than 17,000 pages of text and images in the quarter, bringing us to more than 64,000 for the year. Recent additions to Pearl include original...

October 13, 2021
Rev. Angel Seda teaches Sunday school in the Residencial Luis Llorens Torres, San Juan, Puerto Rico, the largest public housing project in the Caribbean. From RG 303

Let's once again recap what your archivists were up to over the summer!

We welcomed new and returning members of staff: Luci Duckson-Bramble of Long Island as our new...

July 29, 2021

In between winter's renewed quaratine and the summer's burgeoning Delta variant, Americans returned to their restaurants, offices, and churches. Our constituents learned from a year of remote work and remote worship exactly how to administrate church work in a new way. And individual and group researchers looked for the pure stuff of remembrance and witness. All this and more shaped our work in the archives in the spring of 2021.


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