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,
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.
Sports Day at Baghdad High School, April 1961. Pearl ID: 116222.
Last year, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Olympic Committee rescheduled the summer games for 2021. This Friday, July 23, the Olympics will kick off in Tokyo, Japan. We're joining the festivities by celebrating sports and athletes--big and small--through images found in our digital archives, Pearl....
Margaret Towner wearing Reverend Forster Freeman's pulpit robe with cross, October 24, 1956. View in Pearl.
"Don't be the pet lamb of the congregation."
On January 20, 1978, longtime friend of PHS Ed Wicklein sat down with Margaret Ellen Towner for a brief interview on her early experiences as the first woman ordained as a minister of word and sacrament in the Presbyterian Church. Reflecting on twenty years of her ministry and change inside the...
After a month of quarantine, Easter appeared to us as a season of hope. Now, in the midst of continuing disease and after the deaths of scores of thousands of people in the United States, we face another long season of reckoning and responsibility.
Now feels like a good time to flash back to that April morning of hope, when churches everywhere celebrated the resurrection in new ways.
Featured below is a short video showing some of the worship service recordings we collected as a part of our Easter 2020 initiative. All that we have curated to date can be accessed in their...