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The Athenaeum of Philadelphia

219 South Sixth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19016-3794  (215) 925.2688


The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, founded in 1814,  is an independent member-supported library and museum that engages members, scholars and the interested general public to join actively in the cultural and intellectual life of Philadelphia and participate in historical, literary and educational activities.  To that end, the Athenaeum must be a diligent steward of its National Historic Landmark building and its collections of books, manuscripts, architectural drawings, photographs, and historic objects.  A number of important and rare resources related to the Great War are held by the Athenaeum.


Notable Individual Resources:

Fleischmann's Yeast Advertisement, 1916

The War Sketches of Charles Huard


Other Institutions:

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia

The description, collection summary, and notable resources for the Athenaeum of Philadelphia

Fort Mifflin on the Delaware

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

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

The Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia is one of the world's premier research collections in the history of medicine. The unique holdings include over 400 incunables (books printed before 1500), an extensive collection of manuscripts and archives, and a comprehensive collection of 19th and early 20th-century medical journals.


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