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June 1, 2022
Covenant Network of Presbyterians 25th anniversary logo.

Beginning June 1, the Covenant Network of Presbyterians will roll out a churchwide celebration remembering its past, launching new efforts in the present, and taking steps to ensure the work continues as long as it is needed.

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In celebration of and in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians, the Presbyterian...

April 26, 2022
Tehran Community School, 1940. 

The Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS) is pleased to partner with Dr. Matthew Shannon—Associate Professor of History at Emory & Henry College and Research Fellow at the Baskerville Institute—for the Community School Oral History Project.

The Community School Oral History Project (CSOHP) explores the history of the...

March 31, 2022
Rev. Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon, 1995. Pearl ID: islandora:171115

PHS is excited to spotlight some developments made in an inter-institutional effort to publish the personal records of the founding voice of Womanist/feminist/mujerista theology, Katie Geneva Cannon. Researchers can now view the first installment of records from the Burke Library at Union Theological...

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...

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