Collections

Behind-The-Scenes Tours: The Ewell Sale Stewart Library and Archives

Collection
May 10-31, 2012 (11:00 am)
The Academy of Natural Sciences
May is Library and Archives Month at The Academy! Our Behind-the-Scenes Tours will provide you with an eclectic sampling of the library… view complete listing>>

Medieval Manuscripts

Digital Collection
Free Library of Philadelphia
Browse or search the Free Library's collection of more than 3,000 online images. The Free Library’s digital manuscript collection includes… view complete listing>>

Incunabula

Collection
Free Library of Philadelphia
Incunabula are books printed before the year 1501. In 1899, P.A.B. Widener presented the Free Library with its very first rare… view complete listing>>

Historical Images of Philadelphia

Collection
Free Library of Philadelphia
The images contained in this digital collection document Philadelphia’s past through its neighborhoods, buildings, and events. They are drawn from the Philadelphiana… view complete listing>>

Early American Children's Books

Collection
Free Library of Philadelphia
The Free Library's interest in historical children's books was established in 1947 with the gift by A.S.W. Rosenbach of his personal collection.… view complete listing>>

John A. McAllister Collection of Civil War Era Printed Ephemera, Graphics and Manuscripts

Collection
Library Company of Philadelphia
In 1886 Philadelphia antiquarian John A. McAllister (1822-1896) presented his collection of Civil War era printed ephemera, graphics, and manuscripts to… view complete listing>>

Pennsylvania German Fraktur and Imprints

Collection
The manuscript folk art produced by the Pennsylvania Germans is called Fraktur, a name inspired by the broken character of the… view complete listing>>