To celebrate Archives Month Philly, Eastern State Archivist Erica Harman will lead several special 15-minute Hands-On History tours of the penitentiary’s collection storage area that houses Eastern State’s generally unknown, fascinating, and sometimes creepy collection of prisoner-made objects, photographs, and documents. Continue reading
Archives & History Day is an annual gathering for archivists, local historians, and others interested in New Jersey History.
Explore original special collections and learn to identify states of literary manuscripts in the publishing process, highlighting formats that predate the use of computers in writing and publishing. Continue reading
Join us for the opening of our new exhibit “The Spanish Lady in the City of Brotherly Love: The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919.” Continue reading
Find out how the values of Quakerism shaped the defining social movements of the 1960s, including the Civil Rights Movement, the Freedom Summer of 1964, and the Anti-War protests. Continue reading
In the 1960s Philadelphia citizens took action to spur change, with consumer boycotts, pride groups, and street riots. Guest speakers will explore how this fiery period compares to today. Continue reading
Archives & History Day, a history expo with more than 60 organizations participating, plus other days with lectures and a feature film.
See behind-the-scenes at one of Philly’s most unique museums! Continue reading
Mennonite Heritage Center archivist Forrest Moyer will share tips on how and where to look for family stories in papers that can be found online and at historical society archives. Continue reading
Not just for entertainment, music, movies, and even comic books often reflect and address real societal issues. Guest speakers will explore the political role of art during one of the most turbulent periods of the 20th century. Continue reading
The International Sculpture Center (ISC) will hold the 28th International Sculpture Conference: Defining Moments in the Face of Change in Philadelphia, PA from October 25-28, 2018. This four-day conference will bring together a diverse audience of artists, educators, arts administrators, museum directors, collectors, patrons, students, and sculpture enthusiasts. Continue reading
The early “What in the World” television game show inspired young people to enter the world of archaeology and anthropology Continue reading
This exhibit traces the history of the first private mental institution in the United States. Continue reading
This exhibit explores the myth and history of the Penn Treaty Elm from the time of the treaty to the present day. Continue reading
Hear the curators of this exhibit discuss their ideas and process. Continue reading
Explore the lives of Philadelphia’s saints–Mother Katherine Drexel and Bishop John Neumann–with one of the country’s leading experts. Continue reading
Join us for an evening filled with temporary tattoos, origami, a library-wide scavenger hunt, and more – all based on animals from the archives!
What Do A German Assassin and Robert E. Lee have in common? Continue reading
A “behind the scenes” session on the servants who experienced Compton (now known as the Morris Arboretum) as their workplace. Continue reading
Visit the newly constructed Redemptorist Archives during its open house and hear an evening lecture by a local historian on the value of religious archives. Continue reading
For one night only, discover hidden treasures from the Othmer Library of Chemical History as we open our vaults in celebration of American Archives Month!
This symposium brings together scholars and archivists to theorize animal traces in historical archives, where they come to be represented textually, visually, and even materially—both dead (as in leather bindings, parchment, glues, and taxidermy specimens) and very much alive (as in bookworms, silverfish, mice, and other archival “pests”). Continue reading
Exhibit will be ongoing for month of October, Open House Event and Tour of the Center will be on October 12th from 5-7 PM
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
418 Curie Boulevard, Floor 2U, Philadelphia, PA 19104
100 Years in Nursing History will be an ongoing exhibit that explores the rich history of the nursing profession beginning in 1915 and will include photos and selections from the archives of the Bates Center.
Open House and Tour Description for 10/12/15: Come explore the archives of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at Penn Nursing. As one of the oldest and largest archives dedicated to preserving nursing’s rich history, the Bates Center is a rich resource for researchers from across the globe who are interested in the historical development of nursing.
The open house will be held on October 12th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM and will feature the Center’s ongoing exhibit “100 Years in Nursing History,” as well as select items from the archives.
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