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September 19, 2019

In 2018, the Presbyterian Historical Society received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant. The grant funded a planning project for the future digitization and sharing of photographs from the Religious News Service (RNS) collection, one of the first news outlets to report about religion across faiths and denominations. The historical RNS photographs—most with extensive captions—document the history of Protestant...

April 10, 2018

The Presbyterian Historical Society is the proud recipient of a 2018 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant.

Announced yesterday, the $44,000 grant award allows PHS to digitize photographs from its large Religious News Service collection and to plan for future sharing of the entire RNS collection online.

The historical RNS photographs held in Philadelphia include 68,000 images dating from 1945 through 1982. The photographs—most with...

April 15, 2015

On November 9, 1982, former Stated Clerk of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. and former General Secretary of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Eugene Carson Blake sat down in the board room of the Presbyterian Historical Society to talk about his 1956 trip to Moscow. PHS staffers Bill Miller and Gerald Gillette recorded the conversation among Blake, his wife, and Roswell Barnes, who accompanied Blake to the Soviet Union. An hour into the conversation, Blake drops a bombshell:

And, this is the kind of thing that I don't know whether...
December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas!

From all of us at the Presbyterian Historical Society

And best wishes for a happy New Year!

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