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July 24, 2023

Let's take a look back at what your archivists were doing in April, May, and June!

For the quarter, we brought in 201.32 cubic feet of new records in 97 groups. These included the records of 16 active and 50 dissolved PC(USA) congregations, for 88.74 cubic feet. Among these were major shipments from the Grace Presbytery, Hudson River Presbytery, and the Presbytery of Scioto Valley.

Archivist Nick Skaggs completed processing our new RG 540, records of the ...

May 18, 2023

Here's some of what your archivists worked on in the early months of 2023!

Most importantly we welcomed two new members of staff, JoyC Rivera and Jill Chancellor, and Building Knowledge and Breaking Barriers Archives Intern, Matty Marrow

Foremost among our collection successes was the...

January 31, 2023

Your archives workers had a productive end of the year in 2022! Let's learn more about how PHS staff served our constituents.

We had 61 research visits in the quarter from 14 different U.S. states as well as Canada, Japan, and South Korea. We did 245 retrievals from our collection, providing access to more than 380 boxes, books, microfilm reels, and other items. 

Combining in-person researchers and remote users, staff responded to 441 inquiries about our holdings. Many of the questions concerned genealogy, minister and missionary biographical information, baptismal and marriage...

November 15, 2022

Let's look back at what your archivists did during the summer!

Nick processed 19 feet of the papers of Cecil Corbett / Speaking Eagle, a Nez Percé Presbyterian minister and educator, long-serving director of the Cook College and Theological School, and coordinator of Native American ministries in the PC(USA). Also newly processed are the records of the PC(USA)...

July 21, 2022

Let's look back at your archivists' labor in the spring and early summer!

Reference archivists responded to 514 inquiries remotely and in person. We assisted 41 researchers in our reading room for a total of 75 visits (pre-pandemic we typically hosted more than 250 total research visits in the second quarter). We retrieved 554 items from the collection for researcher use. Researchers visited from 15 different states and 3 countries: Germany, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. Nearly 100 different products, including books, sermons, and exhibits, will be created from...

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