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May 31, 2024
Memorial Service for Armenian Catholicos, 1907. [Pearl ID: 139161].

A woman floats in Lake Urmia. An American doctor poses next to a Kurdish leader. A group of Assyrian women gather in a home in Urmia.

This spring, descendants of the Shedd family prepared boxes of records and delivered them to the Presbyterian Historical Society archives. The records, which were...

April 4, 2024

PHS Will Develop RNS Exhibit With Support from Lilly Endowment Grant

The Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS) will use a $94,750 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to develop a traveling exhibit of photographs from its Religious News Service Collection.  

The planning grant will fund the design and fabrication of an exhibit prototype that explores how the Religious News Service covered the interplay of

February 9, 2024

The Presbyterian Historical Society is thrilled to announce that the first batch of images digitized as part of the Religious News Service Photographs Digitization Project have been added to Pearl Digital Collections.

The 1,117 records added to the Society’s online archive include 753 images and 424 records of accompanying text including press releases and clippings. The records are the first to be digitized as part of a National Endowment for the Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant funded project that will make 22,500 images and related documents from the...

December 18, 2023

This year, PHS kicked off its African American Leaders series, a blog series that celebrates the lives and work of Black Presbyterians. Each month in 2023, we've published biographies of African American ministers, educators, organizers, theologians, and human rights activists. And, included in each blog post is a free bulletin insert that churches can download and share with their congregation. Continue reading to learn more about these trailblazers and stay-tuned as we’ll...

December 18, 2023
Novices ofthe Franciscan Missionary Servants of Christ the King, Smithtown, N.Y., 1948. [Pearl ID: 148427]

Work is underway on the Presbyterian Historical Society’s grant-funded digitization project that will make 22,500 images, newspaper clippings, and related documents from the Religious News Service Photograph Collection available online. The work—funded by a 2023 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Humanities Collections and Reference Resources...

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