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January 31, 2023

Your archives workers had a productive end of the year in 2022! Let's learn more about how PHS staff served our constituents.

We had 61 research visits in the quarter from 14 different U.S. states as well as Canada, Japan, and South Korea. We did 245 retrievals from our collection, providing access to more than 380 boxes, books, microfilm reels, and other items. 

Combining in-person researchers and remote users, staff responded to 441 inquiries about our holdings. Many of the questions concerned genealogy, minister and missionary biographical information, baptismal and marriage...

November 15, 2022

Let's look back at what your archivists did during the summer!

Nick processed 19 feet of the papers of Cecil Corbett / Speaking Eagle, a Nez Percé Presbyterian minister and educator, long-serving director of the Cook College and Theological School, and coordinator of Native American ministries in the PC(USA). Also newly processed are the records of the PC(USA)...

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...

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