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March 20, 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. As record keepers of the denomination, PHS collects records of historic value from mid councils and congregations. 

What are records of historic value created by churches and mid councils?

Churches and

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March 7, 2023

The Presbyterian Historical Society happily welcomes Jill Chancellor to our staff! Jill joins us as Reference Archivist. As a member of the Public Services team, she will respond to remote reference inquiries, assist onsite researchers in our reading room, and contribute to outreach activities. 

A native of Oklahoma, Jill earned masters degrees in Library Science and History from Simmons University in Boston. She most recently worked for the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections.

Her first day was February 27. Welcome, Jill!

February 15, 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. As record keepers of the denomination, PHS helps Presbyterians and the general public preserve and explore their histories. 

Record-keepers of the PC(USA)

PHS serves the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. by collecting records of historic value from congregations, mid councils, and national agencies. As

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February 6, 2023

We are happy to welcome Matty Marrow to the Presbyterian Historical Society as our new BKBB Archives Intern.

Matty recently graduated from Community College of Philadelphia with an Associates degree in English and is currently enrolled as a History major at Pennsylvania State University. Matty enjoys studying African American and Pan-African history and is interested in increasing the accessibility of history of--and the teaching to--underrepresented groups and cultures. Outside of school and work, Matty enjoys spending time with their boyfriend Sim, and their cat Hash Brown...

January 19, 2023

We are happy to welcome Joyce Rivera to the Presbyterian Historical Society as our new Public Services Assistant! Her first day was Tuesday, January 17.

Joyce enjoys studying ancient, cultural, and church history and has a passion for uniting people through the interpretation of history. She obtained a Masters degree in History with a concentration in Public History from SNHU (Southern New Hampshire University) and has interned at the archives of Taller...

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