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July 31, 2020
Sports Day at Baghdad High School, April 1961. Pearl ID: 116222.

Of the many, many, many adjustments to the world in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, one activity that unites people around the world and provides a sense of normalcy is sports. The 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan were originally scheduled for July 24-August 9, 2020. Although the International Olympic Committee has responsibly...

April 15, 2020

In 1946, the world felt uncertain. A massive war had devastated much of Europe, forcing some countries to rebuild while others grappled with their newfound influence. Humanitarian crises, threats of nuclear war, economic and political duress, and overall fear destabilized the globe.

In response to...

March 16, 2020
Belle Hawkes, Iran, 1883. [Pearl ID: 159892]

In celebration of Women’s History Month, PHS is happy to announce the digitization of four collections that spotlight Presbyterian women’s experiences in the late nineteenth century.

PHS was able to digitize these stories as part of In Her Own Right: Women Asserting Their Civil Rights, 1820-1920, a pilot-project executed by the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries...

January 16, 2020
"Close the Saloons" poster, 1918. [Pearl ID: 139358]

One hundred years ago today, the United States officially went dry.

On January 16, 1919, the United States ratified the Eighteenth Amendment with approval by 36 states, establishing a constitutional ban on alcoholic beverages and entering the country into what is commonly referred to as the Prohibition Era. One year later, the outlaw of “intoxicating liquors” went into full effect...

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...

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