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July 12, 2024
1,050 University of Wisconsin undergraduates assembled in the First Congregational church here attending a twice-weekly lecture on political science. The rapid influx of college students this fall, most of them veterans taking advantage of the federal education benefits, has crowded the usual college classrooms, 1946. [Pearl ID: islandora:360547.]

The Presbyterian Historical Society is excited to share some digitization highlights as part of the Religious News...

April 22, 2024

1970: the year that saw the birth of the modern environmental movement. And now here we are, in 2024, celebrating that birth for the 54th year in a row. On April 22nd, we'll be singing—not happy birthday, but happy Earth Day!

The modern environmental movement was a long time coming. In the decades leading up to the first Earth Day protest, the possible negative effects of the ever-turning wheel of progress and industry on the surrounding environment were not given much thought. Rather, mainstream America remained largely oblivious to environmental concerns, not...

April 4, 2024

PHS Will Develop RNS Exhibit With Support from Lilly Endowment Grant

The Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS) will use a $94,750 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to develop a traveling exhibit of photographs from its Religious News Service Collection.  

The planning grant will fund the design and fabrication of an exhibit prototype that explores how the Religious News Service covered the interplay of

March 19, 2024

In 2023, PHS was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize 22,500 photographs and supporting documents from the Religious News Service Photograph Collection. Learn more about the project.

The Religious News Service Photograph Collection includes images that were shot between 1945 and 1982. To kick off the RNS Photographs Digitization Project, we prioritized appraising and scanning images from 1964...

February 9, 2024

The Presbyterian Historical Society is thrilled to announce that the first batch of images digitized as part of the Religious News Service Photographs Digitization Project have been added to Pearl Digital Collections.

The 1,117 records added to the Society’s online archive include 753 images and 424 records of accompanying text including press releases and clippings. The records are the first to be digitized as part of a National Endowment for the Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant funded project that will make 22,500 images and related documents from the...

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