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November 16, 2023
Japanese American Incarceration Camp. Pearl ID: islandora:82698

As a researcher or someone interested in learning more about the past, you may have spent a lot of time exploring online databases for resources related to your topic of interest. During those hours of searching, you might stumble across some terminology that makes you pause. For example, you might discover colonial language related to Christian missionary work that elevates the white Protestant...

November 14, 2023

The Ralph Carter Papers have been processed as Record Group 543 and as part of the Pam Byers Memorial Collection (PBMC), and the guide to the records is now available:

The collection, processed by Lincoln...

September 28, 2023
Previous chairpersons and directors of the Advisory Council on Church and Society reunite at Ghost Ranch, August 2002. Pearl ID: islandora:344190 [RG 540, Box 106, Folder 6].

The Advisory Council on Church and Society Records have been processed as Record Group 540, and the guide to the records is now available:...

September 26, 2023

--by Nick Skaggs and David Staniunas

At a 1987 consultation held at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico, Dean Lewis, head of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) office charged with developing social policy, fielded a question about the theological basis of implementing statements of the General Assembly. Under what basis does the Church act in the world?

Lewis answered, in part: “It comes from the fundamental...

May 22, 2023

Organized in 1852, the Presbyterian Historical Society is the oldest denominational archives in the United States and serves as the national archives for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its predecessor denominations. Our collections include archival records, published materials, and artifacts documenting the history of the Presbyterian and Reformed tradition in America.

What types of records does PHS collect?

The Presbyterian Historical Society is home to over 40,000 cubic feet of records and 250,000 published titles that reflect Presbyterian,...

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