Overview Collections (16) Rights & Reproductions


Over 2,500 collections documenting the economic, social, and political history of the middle colonies and states from the 1650's to the present. Papers of William Penn and the Penn family, James Logan and the Logan family, Norris, Pemberton, Drinker, Shippen, Cadwalader, Coxe, Biddle families, Benjamin Franklin, John Dickinson, James Wilson, George Mifflin Dallas, James Buchanan, Jay Cooke, Salmon P. Chase, John Welsh, J. Hampton Moore, Albert M. Greenfield, Joseph Sill Clark; Bank of the United States, Hollingsworth, Cope, Potts, John Wanamaker store, as well as insurance survey records of several Philadelphia insurance companies; Pennsylvania Abolition Society, American Negro Historical Society, Society for Organizing Charity, Indian Rights Association, Pennsylvania Prison Society, Lighthouse, League of Women Voters (Philadelphia and Pennsylvania), Philadelphia Print Club; Gratz and Dreer autograph collections include American and European authors, artists, scientists, musicians, politicians and other public figures. Also prints, photographs, architectural drawings and maps, especially Delaware Valley materials.

General Contact Information

Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215)732-2680 (fax)
Hours: T- 12:30-5:30, W- 12:30-8:30, Th- 12:30-5:30, F- 10:00-5:30

Specific Contacts

  • Jack Gumbrecht, Assistant Director of Research Services
    Phone number/extension: 215-732-6200 x219


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