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October 18, 2023

The Presbyterian Historical Society happily welcomes Maura Weil to our staff! Maura joins us as an Archives Technician. As a member of the Technical Services team, Maura will help catalog books, periodicals, and archival collections in the Society’s online databases.

Maura grew up in Philadelphia and enjoys reading in her free time. She interned at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and earned her master’s degree in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archives Management from Simmons University.

Her first day was October 16. Welcome,...

September 18, 2023

What is your role at PHS? What do you do from day-to-day?
I am the Associate for Finance & Building Operations. I oversee the day-to-day financial operations of the institution, and coordinate with our finance colleagues in Louisville. I’m also in charge of building operations by working closely with the building team and vendors, managing PHS travel, various administration functions, and help plan and execute meetings and events!

How does your work support the mission of PHS?
I make sure our finances and building are secure and...

August 24, 2023

Dr. Heath W. Carter is the new senior co-editor of The Journal of Presbyterian History. Carter, associate professor of American Christianity at Princeton Theological Seminary, will work alongside Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS) Executive Director Nancy J. Taylor in overseeing The Journal, which PHS has published since 1901.

“I am thrilled to be joining...

August 18, 2023

What is your role at PHS? What do you do from day-to-day?

Here at PHS, I act as the Communications Associate. Under the guidance and encouragement of my supervisor, the Director of Communications Kristen Gaydos, I work to share all things PHS with our ever-growing audiences. My day-to-day duties vary, and I wear a few different hats, but the most important things that I am tasked with include:

  • putting together and sending out our monthly e-newsletter, PHS Matters,
  • brainstorming, researching, designing, and publishing content for social media (this
  • ...
July 19, 2023

What is your role at PHS? What do you do from day-to-day?

I am a Reference and Outreach Archivist at PHS. A big part of my role in outreach is working with classes from the Community College of Philadelphia. We began working with CCP back in 2017, when students taking 19th Century US History came here to research primary sources in the collection. Since then, through our Building Knowledge, Breaking Barriers project, we’ve worked with students in religious studies, global history, African...

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