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January 9, 2020

--by Celia Shao

During a recent student exhibit panel meeting we discussed ways small objects can tell a larger story. I spoke about the pin pictured above, which I purchased from the Friends Pop Up shop in New York City this fall in celebration of the show’s 25th anniversary of airing. It...

December 30, 2019
Maya Holman at the National Constitution Center, August 2019

--by Maya Holman

When I first entered my Community College of Philadelphia Religious Studies course with Professor Presjnar, I had no idea of the genuine impact the class would have in my academic career and in my life. Truth be told, Professor Presjnar and I did not see eye to eye with a lot of things. His teaching style and my learning style clashed sometimes, and we...

December 2, 2019

--By Jennifer Johnson

My journey with the Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS) began as a result of attending the Religious Studies class at the Community College of Philadelphia, with Professor David Presjnar as the instructor. We were assigned a mini research paper based on pre-selected topics and PHS archival materials that we were able to choose from, which were provided to the class by the professor and in conjunction with the PHS archivists.

In preparation for the research we were invited to the PHS archives located at 5th and Lombard Street, here in...

October 9, 2019

--by Stephanie Santoro

"Stephanie: would you tell us a little about your research at PHS?"

My journey with the Building Knowledge & Breaking Barriers project began with me fielding that question, and my face turning beet red, during a lovely dinner I was invited to at the Presbyterian Historical Society in December 2018. The rain prevented substantial attendance, but I might as well have been put on-the-spot in a room of thousands. I had written a paper using...

August 19, 2019

I first became aware of interning at the Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS) via the liberal arts Honors program at the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP); specifically, it was mentioned by Honors professor Dr. Brian Seymour. After my class visited PHS on a spring field trip, I decided I would indeed enjoy interning there over the summer, exploring the atmosphere and technicalities of working in an archive or research library, as those are two things I am very much interested in. There was a more quotidian reason...

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