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January 19, 2023

We are happy to welcome Joyce Rivera to the Presbyterian Historical Society as our new Public Services Assistant! Her first day was Tuesday, January 17.

Joyce enjoys studying ancient, cultural, and church history and has a passion for uniting people through the interpretation of history. She obtained a Masters degree in History with a concentration in Public History from SNHU (Southern New Hampshire University) and has interned at the archives of Taller...

July 9, 2021

PHS is pleased to announce a revised access policy. Official denomination records at the national agency level that are more than 20 years old (i.e., dated 2001 or earlier) may now be used by researchers. This includes records of the Office of the General Assembly, the...

January 12, 2018

This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day PHS is sharing some of the resources we hold on the influential Civil Rights leader, who was assassinated 50 years ago this April.

Our online archives, Pearl, includes several photographs of King documenting his protest activities and speaking engagements.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (center) and other...
October 13, 2017

The Ken Burns and Lynne Novick documentary, The Vietnam War, has inspired us[1] to share information about our collection materials that pertain to the war.

Both the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (UPCUSA) and the Presbyterian Church in the United States (PCUS) reflected upon and studied the conflict vis-à-vis Christian ethics. Both predecessor denominations to the PC(USA) also issued policies, statements, and recommendations...

December 9, 2016

Sonia Prescott is the newest member to join the staff of the Presbyterian Historical Society. As our Reference Assistant, she is primarily responsible for retrieving materials from the archives for our in-house researchers and responding to reference inquiries, such as genealogy questions and requests for ...

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