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August 17, 2020

On April 1, 2020, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania reported 11 deaths due to COVID-19. On June 30, it reported 35. In the intervening months, 7,000 Pennsylvanians died of the pandemic virus, the United States rapidly eclipsed the whole European Union as the epicenter of the disease, travel restrictions were placed on Americans headed abroad, and Disneyworld, of all things,...

April 23, 2020

On March 16 the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania issued safer-at-home orders and closed non-essential businesses because of the coronavirus outbreak. Right up until that point, your archivists were at work in our building, and we're proud to tell you about it.

In the first quarter Allison and Cecilia scanned 20,449 images, among them new content from...

January 7, 2020

Here are some highlights of our work in the tail end of 2019!

Visitors

In the fourth quarter we had 143 research visits, bringing us to 924 for the year; this marks the fourth straight year of dramatically increased use of PHS's resources, representing 144% of our 2015 workload.

Among our building visitors in November were Dr. Cheol Seung Kim and colleagues from the ...

November 20, 2019
A Cuban youngster eagerly reaches for a platter of food from a Red Cross volunteer at a refugee camp near Lima, Peru. Religious News Service image PC-53556

The third quarter was an active time for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) national archives, and it feels like we're only just catching up! Here is a snapshot of our work in the archives in the summer and fall.

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July 30, 2019

Your archivists have had an active spring -- serving researchers in Philadelphia, and documenting Presbyterians in person from Atlanta to Minneapolis. We're pleased to get to tell you more about our work.

During Holy Week, PHS's David Staniunas and Fred Tangeman were in Puerto Rico, collecting records, taking interviews, and worshipping and meeting with friends old and new. They brought back records of Iglesia Primera Presbiteriana (Rincon, P.R.) which was a winner of our Heritage Preservation Grant, visited IP La Marina...

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