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January 7, 2022
Barber-Scotia College (Concord, N.C.) Graduation. [Pearl ID: 7314]

“I went as a Negro, I became Black, April 4th, 1968.”

- Rev. Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon speaking about being a student at Barber-Scotia College when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated

The Presbyterian Historical Society is excited to announce a new subject guide to records in our...

December 20, 2021

As people around the world adapted to another year of restrictions due to the pandemic, researchers turned to PHS digitization services to stay connected to our collections from the comfort and safety of their own homes. As this year winds down and we prepare for 2022, we are spotlighting some new additions to Pearl, the Society’s online repository of digitized and born-digital images,

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December 18, 2021

As 2021 ends and I reflect on the year, I can say that it was a good year for the Presbyterian Historical Society. Staff safely returned to the office and welcomed researchers into the building, we continued to collect the records of PC(USA) churches and leaders, and we made more records available in Pearl Digital Collections. All the while, we maintained our connection to the denomination and the community through our PHS LIVE webinars and staff visits to mid council...

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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December 3, 2021

Rev. Richard Poethig, who died on November 22 at the age of 96, cared passionately about history. As a fraternal worker in the Philippines and a leader in the new field of urban and industrial mission, his historic ministry influenced church policies, assisted communities struggling with profound change, and impacted the lives of countless individuals. Throughout his life, he also championed the telling of history as crucial to navigating “the challenges...

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