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Historical Society of Pennsylvania

1300 Locust Street Philadelphia, PA 19107  T: (215) 732-6200 F: (215) 732-2680


Since 1824, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania has been dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing the stories of Pennsylvania and the nation. With approximately 21 million records including manuscripts, graphics, and ephemera that span over 350 years of history, HSP bridges the past and present.  Many Great War primary source documents including posters, diaries, photographs and ephemera make this a must visit location for all interested scholars.  

Notable Collections Include:

World War I Collections list


Other Institutions:

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.

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.


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