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History of PACSCL

PACSCL Celebrated 30 Years

In 1985, sixteen institutions came together to create the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries as an informal cooperative group.

On May 19, 1993, the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries incorporated.

On May 3, 2023, member staff, friends, and colleagues gathered at The Athenaeum of Philadelphia to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first consortium in the world dedicated to special collections.