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August 19, 2021

PHS is excited to welcome Gabe Loredo as the new Archives Technician. Their first day is August 23rd.

A visual artist who recently graduated from Temple University's Tyler School of Art & Architecture, Gabe’s interest in archives and storytelling came into focus during an internship at Girard College in Philadelphia. Gabe’s experiences curating and archiving inspires their art.

At PHS, Gabe will be responsible for digitizing church records and items from the Society’s collections...

August 16, 2021

PHS is pleased to announce that Luci Duckson-Bramble has joined the staff as Director of Development. Her first day is August 16.

An experienced development professional with close ties to the national church and its mid councils, Duckson-Bramble said she “looks forward to working with the PHS staff and board to raise funds to support and enhance the work” of the national archives of the PC(USA).

“I am thrilled to have Luci join us at PHS,” said Executive Director Nancy J. Taylor. “I know the staff and Board are eager to work with her and draw on...

August 2, 2021

PHS is pleased to announce that Natalie Shilstut has joined the staff as Director of Programs and Services, a leadership position that oversees archival programs and services. Natalie's first day is August 2.

The Director of Programs and Services works with the PHS staff and board to acquire new collection materials, preserve (and in some cases digitize) materials, respond to reference questions from Presbyterians and other researchers, and lead outreach efforts.

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July 9, 2021

PHS is pleased to announce a revised access policy. Official denomination records at the national agency level that are more than 20 years old (i.e., dated 2001 or earlier) may now be used by researchers. This includes records of the Office of the General Assembly, the...

April 29, 2021

Over winter, your archivists sheltered at home once more, as new waves of the coronavirus pandemic crashed against our country's medical first responders and their intensive care wards. We beheld a transition of federal power, and watched white supremacists stage a recruitment drive on the steps of the Capitol. We held out hope for the renewal of a church whose building was burned down by a white supremacist, and we digitized and shared the...

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