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May 28, 2017

Recent additions to the Pearl digital archive include a variety of new archival, photographic, book, audio, and video items covering topics such as domestic and foreign mission work, Civil Rights, and Cuban and Palestinian refugees. 

ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS

February 16, 2017
This post is the first in a new series highlighting recent additions to the Pearl digital archive. This month, we are especially excited to share a variety of new archival, photographic, book, audio, and video collections covering topics such as the American Revolution, mission work, Civil Rights, and the Vietnam War. Featured historical figures include John Witherspoon, George Duffield, Isabel Rogers, Joseph P. Cochran, John A. Redhead, James Baldwin, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Calvin Thielman....
October 29, 2015

Over the past two years, my colleagues and I have been working on a huge digital project: the creation, population, and launching of PHS's first digital asset management system, or DAMS.

What is a DAMS? A fancy term for an online archives--a way for researchers and historians and Presbyterians to explore some of our collection items up close, much as a visitor would at our Philadelphia location. The big difference is that users of an online archives can do their...

June 10, 2015 to June 12, 2015

The Presbyterian Historical Society has made a big splash on Wikipedia thanks to our volunteer, Pete Ekman. A retired finance professor, Dr. Ekman has been coming to the Society since October to scan Presbyterian Church postcards from our collection.

Postcards became popular in the United States after the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, when they were sold as souvenirs. By 1902, images of churches were common subjects...

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