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August 24, 2023

Dr. Heath W. Carter is the new senior co-editor of The Journal of Presbyterian History. Carter, associate professor of American Christianity at Princeton Theological Seminary, will work alongside Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS) Executive Director Nancy J. Taylor in overseeing The Journal, which PHS has published since 1901.

“I am thrilled to be joining...

June 22, 2023

At the end of June, Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II will conclude his historic tenure as Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Throughout his seven years in the role, Rev. Nelson’s leadership has inspired the Presbyterian Historical Society in immeasurable ways. He has compelled and empowered us to consider how PHS, the national archives of the PC(USA), can do more to document a fuller history of the church; he has guided us through challenging and trying times with grace and compassion; and he reminds us all that history can inform, inspire, and...

May 1, 2023

Each month, the Presbyterian Historical Society is bearing witness to the lives of African American leaders throughout the history of the PC(USA). Click here to learn how PHS is collecting records of the Black Presbyterian experience through the African American Leaders and Congregations Initiative.

Additionally, a free bulletin insert about each figure is available for download at the end of...

April 24, 2023

Dear friends,

Last year was transformational for the Presbyterian Historical Society. While the coronavirus lingered, we continued to steward and share our archives with a focus on narratives that had received little attention in the past. Using our traditional print publications, our electronic communications, and our online programs, we sustained connections with the...

December 16, 2022

As we near the end of the year and reflect on 2022, I am grateful we saw so many of you in person this year! Whether you attended one of our events, conducted research in our reading room, dropped off records—or all three—your presence and your affirmation of our work has been a blessing.


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