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Pearl Digital Collections: 2023 Highlights

December 15, 2023
St. James Presbyterian Church, Harlem, New York, 1928. Pearl ID:  islandora:345468

The digitization team at PHS has had a busy, busy year!

This winter we wrapped up an inter-institutional effort to publish the personal records of the founding voice of womanist theology through the Katie Geneva Cannon Digital Collection.

In April, PHS was awarded a NEH grant-funded project to digitize the Religious News Service photograph collection. The multi-year project expands access to the historical photograph collection through the digitization of 22,500 images, which spotlight the intersection of religion and society during pivotal 20th century historic events.

On top of this exciting news, we continued to grow our existing digital collections. As we close the chapter on another year, we’re highlighting some of those additions to Pearl, our digital archives.

Page from Dwight Indian Training School (Marble City, Okla.) scrapbook, 1902-1924. Pearl ID: 348152

Mission history

Presbyterians for Lesbian/Gay Concerns (PLGC) Mid-Winter Conference held at Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church in Chicago, Illinois. Pearl ID: islandora:346634

Social and political issues and activism

Program for the Installation Service for Rev. J. Oscar McCloud at Davie Street Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, December 3, 1961. Pearl ID: islandora:345289

Church history

"Yer out!" -- Sister Janice, O.S.F., plays recess baseball with a student at Cincinnati's St. Bartholomew School. Pearl ID: islandora:344115

Thanks goes out to the many hands and minds that helped Pearl Digital Collections grow over the past year and to the generous donors whose support makes this work possible. Make your year-end gift today and help us make Presbyterian history digitally available for fans around the world. See you all in 2024!