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Member Libraries and Representatives

The Academy of Natural Sciences – Ewell Stewart Sale Library
Kelsey Manahan-Phelan:

Founded in 1812, the library’s resources focus on natural history and the environment from the 16th century to the present; holdings include over 200,000 volumes, plus archives, photographs, art, and artifacts.
Athenaeum of Philadelphia
Beth Hessel:

Museum and Library. Founded in 1814, the Athenaeum houses a nationally significant collection on architecture and design history.
Bryn Mawr College – Canaday Library
Gina Seising (Acting):

Academic Library. British and American literary history; European travel accounts to Africa, Asia and Latin America; Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and books; women’s history, especially suffrage; women writers and artists; history of London; art study collections; archaeological and ethnographic materials; decorative arts.
Catholic Historical Research – Center of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Leslie O’Neill:

CHRC contains the archives of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the collections of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia.
City of Philadelphia Department of Records – Philadelphia City Archives
Tracey Williams:

City records not in current use and possessing historical, administrative, legal, research, cultural or other important value. Home of the online archive of historic photographs.
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia – Historical Medical Library

Library collections focus on medical history: books, journals, prints/photographs, physician papers, and institutional archives. The Mütter Museum is known for its nineteenth-century collection of anatomical and pathological specimens.
Curtis Institute of Music – John de Lancie Library and Curtis Archives
Kristina Wilson:

The Curtis Institute of Music Special Collections and Archives holds over 340 linear feet of materials, including 66 donated manuscript collections, more than 400 audiovisual materials, and 8000 photographs.
Drexel University Archives and Special Collections
Matthew Lyons:

Drexel University Archives and Special Collections collects the records created by Drexel University administrative offices and academic departments from 1892 to the present.
Drexel University College of Medicine, Legacy Center
Margaret Graham:

The Legacy Center: Archives and Special Collections on Women in Medicine and Homeopathy is the repository for records documenting the history of the College and its predecessor institutions    including Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University.
Free Library of Philadelphia – Special Collections Division
Janine Pollock:

Collections include illuminated manuscripts, Americana, common law, children’s literature and illustrations, and Pennsylvania German Fraktur. The Central Library houses special collections in other departments; consult website.
German Society of Pennsylvania – Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library
Bettina Hess:

The library houses approximately 60,000 volumes; three-quarters are in German. The library’s collections include the historic reading library of the German Society, with rare holdings in German and American history, literature and culture since the 18th century. Other special collections document German-American life in the United States since 1683, including books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and German-American newspapers and periodicals.
Haverford College – Quaker & Special Collections
Sarah Horowitz:

Quaker books and manuscripts, 17th century to present, especially regarding Native Americans, civil rights and women’s rights, Quakers in Japan; other rare books and manuscripts dating back to the 13th century; photographs and historic maps.
Independence Seaport Museum – J. Welles Henderson Research Center
Craig Bruns:

The J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library at Independence Seaport Museum is a regional maritime research center, offering resources that document Philadelphia’s relationship with its rivers and the greater Delaware River Valley.
Institute for Advanced Study – Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center
Caitlin Rizzo:

The Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center at the Institute for Advanced Study sustains and provides access to the history of the Institute’s historic community of scholars.
La Salle University, – Connelly Library
Heather Willever-Farr:

Strengths include Imaginative Representations of the Vietnam War, the Holocaust, and Trauma Literatures; the Owen Wister Collection; the life and work of Bob Dylan; Illustrated Woodcut Bibles; Tea Ceremony and other local historical documents relating to La Salle’s heritage and grounds.
Lehigh University – Linderman Library
Lois Fischer Black:

Lehigh University’s Special Collections holds a rare book collection of over 40,00 volumes, with first editions of English and American literature dating from the 17th to the 19th centuries.
The Library Company of Philadelphia
Rachel D’Agostino:

Independent research library specializing in American history and culture from the 17th through the 19th centuries, housing an extensive non-circulating collection of rare books, manuscripts, broadsides, ephemera, prints, photographs, and works of art.
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society – McLean Library
Janet Evans:

America’s first horticultural society. Strong collection of American and European gardening classics, as well as books, catalogs and images documenting history of Delaware Valley horticulture.
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society – McLean Library
Janet Evans:
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Heidi Nance:
Philadelphia Museum of Art – Library and Archives
Kristen Regina:
Princeton University Libraries – Special Collections
Jenn Garcon:
The Rosenbach Museum and Library
Nancy Loi:
Rowan University – Libraries Archives and Special Collections
Sara Borden:
Science History Institute – Othmer Library
Michelle DiMeo:
State Library of Pennsylvania
Mike Lear:
Swarthmore College – McCabe Library – Friends Historical Library – Peace Collection
Celia Caust-Ellenbogen:
and Rachel Mattson:
Temple University Libraries – Special Collections Research Center
Margery Sly:
Thomas Jefferson University – East Falls Archives & Special Collections,
Sarah Slate:
Union League – Legacy Foundation
Keeley Tulio :
United Lutheran Seminary
Victoria Jesswein:
University of Delaware
Curtis Small:
University of Pennsylvania – Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Holly Mengel:
Villanova University – Falvey Memorial Library
Michael Foight:
Wagner Free Institute of Science
Lynn Dorwaldt:
Widener University – Wolfgram Memorial Library
Jill Borin:
The John J. Wilcox – Jr. Archives of the William Way LGBT Community Center,
John Anderies: