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February 21, 2024
First Negro Smith College chaplain, 1964 [islandora:350264].

Each month, the Presbyterian Historical Society is bearing witness to the lives of African American leaders throughout the history of the denomination. Click here to learn how PHS is collecting records of the Black Presbyterian experience...

December 15, 2023
St. James Presbyterian Church, Harlem, New York, 1928. Pearl ID:  islandora:345468

The digitization team at PHS has had a busy, busy year!

This winter we wrapped up an inter-institutional effort to publish the personal records of the founding voice of womanist theology through the Katie Geneva Cannon Digital Collection.

In April, PHS was awarded a...

November 16, 2023
Japanese American Incarceration Camp. Pearl ID: islandora:82698

As a researcher or someone interested in learning more about the past, you may have spent a lot of time exploring online databases for resources related to your topic of interest. During those hours of searching, you might stumble across some terminology that makes you pause. For example, you might discover colonial language related to Christian missionary work that elevates the white Protestant...

July 18, 2023
Association of Presbyterian Church Educators Life Members at Retirees Luncheon, Toronto, 1985. From left to right: Lorraine Higgins, Valeria Murphy, Linn Sloan. Pearl ID: islandora:340286

With the midpoint of 2023 already here, we’re taking the opportunity to highlight some exciting additions among the 1,500+ new records to Pearl, our digital archives, from the year....

June 21, 2023

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

I am the Digital Collections Specialist at PHS. My job is to oversee all of the day-to-day activities of our digitization program, which includes the physical scanning of collection materials, post-production, billing and correspondence with patrons, staff training and equipment maintenance, metadata creation and review, and file preservation. I also manage and maintain...

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