The National Archives at Philadelphia

The National Archives at Philadelphia
14700 Townsend Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Summary:

The National Archives at Philadelphia maintains the historically significant records of the Federal Agencies and Courts, in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, dating from 1789 to the present. These historical records are open to the public. The National Archives at Philadelphia's WWI holdings include, but are not limited to, records related to home front efforts, military intelligence, subversive activity, weapons, technology, soldiers, and the federal government's role during the Great War.

Featured Collections:

Record Group 4: Records of the U.S. Food Administration - http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/004.html

 Record Group 163: Records of the Selective Service System (World War I) - http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/163.html

 

Other Institutions:

Fort Mifflin on the Delaware

This museum preserves and maintains this Revolutionary War era fort and offers extensive programming to the public.

The Library Company of Philadelphia

The Library Company of Philadelphia is an independent research library specializing in American history and culture from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. Founded in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin, the Library Company is America's oldest cultural institution and has the mission to preserve, interpret, make available, and augment the valuable material in its care. From November 11, 2016 through April 21, 2017, the Library Company of Philadelphia will have on display the exhibition Together We Win: The Philadelphia Homefront During the First World War.

Pennsylvania State Archives

The Pennsylvania State Archives is a bureau within the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, the official state historical agency. Holding approximately 250 million pages of records, the primary purpose of the State Archives is to collect, preserve, and make available for study the permanently valuable records of Pennsylvania State government and its interactions with its citizens. The institution also collects the private papers of citizens and organizations relevant to Pennsylvania’s history. Draft Board Records, Posters, Photographs, War History Commission Records, World War I Veterans Service Compensation Files, Maps, Letters, Newspapers, and World War I Service Medal Application Cards are just some of the items related to the Great War that researchers may view at the Pennsylvania State Archives.

 


Last Modified: Sunday, January 29th, 2017