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December 16, 2021

A lot has been written and said about how the coronavirus pandemic impacts our sense of time. Thinking back on 2021, several things come to mind immediately: the opening of the Building Knowledge and Breaking Barriers Exhibit; publication of two special issues of The Journal of Presbyterian History; and welcoming a number of new

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November 23, 2021
The Indian School at Fort Wrangell, Alaska, ca. 1877-1907. [Pearl ID: 103135]

As the 225th General Assembly prepares to address the historic injustices toward Indigenous peoples harmed by the Presbyterian Church, PHS has turned to its collections to provide an account of Native American schools with historical ties to the PC(USA) and its predecessor

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November 18, 2021

Last month the Presbyterian Historical Society celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month across all of our social media feeds. We highlighted photos from our collection that represented Hispanic communities and stories of Hispanic leaders within the Presbyterian church. 

We also hosted a PHS LIVE centered on Hispanic and Latinx Ministries in the PC(USA) featuring Rev. Ruth Faith Santana-Grace, Joanna Kim, Rev. Eliana Maxim, Rev. Juan Sarmiento, and Rev....

July 26, 2021

The Church World Service Records have been processed as Record Group 529 and the guide to the records is now available: https://www.history.pcusa.org/collections/research-tools/guides-archival-collections/rg-529

In 1946, seventeen denominations formed Church World Service (CWS) as a relief agency. Churches throughout the United States provided over 11 million pounds of food and medical supplies to communities in...

July 26, 2021

In June 1996, the Rev. Dr. Mac Charles Jones led 38 pastors to Washington DC. These pastors had all served church buildings that were burned by white supremacists. For two days, the pastors met with the President of the United States, the attorney general, and members of Congress to share how the fires impacted their church communities and the racism they experienced in the aftermath of the arson. The pastors sharing their stories led to the creation of the...

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