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November 3, 2021

PHS is happy to announce completion of the digitization of original records of two Philadelphia-area churches: Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church in Bryn Mawr, PA and the former Norris Square Presbyterian Church in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. The PHS digitization team scanned nearly 13,000 pages of Bryn Mawr's historic records including session minutes, registers, and a church newsletter. Norris Square's records, amounting to 1800 pages, were included in the digitization project as a token of...

July 21, 2021

On July 15, 2021, Records Archivist David Staniunas hosted a webinar on Zoom and Facebook Live about preserving original records of PC(USA) congregations.

Almost uniquely among large national archives, PHS collects and preserves records at the local level, bringing in more than 200 churches’ records in more than 350 cubic feet every year. In this webinar, David Staniunas shared simple tricks and lifehacks for keeping your original records decently and in order before they are...

July 7, 2021
Documents in Gayraud Wilmore's collection from his work with Black Presbyterians United. [Pearl ID: 160325 and 160390]

The Presbyterian Historical Society needs your help to document African American lives, work, and witness in our increasingly multicultural Church.

Through the...

June 22, 2021

The Presbyterian Historical Society is pleased to partner with the Religion News Service (RNS) to launch a new Instagram account that will feature digitized archival images from the Religious News Service photograph collection. 

The account will highlight images scanned as part of the Religious News Service Photographs Digitization Project. Digitization for the project began with a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant and was completed in 2019. A new...

June 8, 2021
Image via Pearl ID: 15971

PHS is happy to announce completion of the mass digitization of many of the original records of the First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York, an undertaking paid for by the congregation. We salute the labor of our archives technicians and digitization coordinator, Cecilia, Sharon, and Allison. We thank the archivist at First Church, David Pultz, for his labor...

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