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Research material and maintenance, preservation, rehabilitation and restoration records (1947-date) for historical architectural, landscape, and museum cultural resources managed by Independence National Historical Park; study and research photograph collection documenting the park's cultural resources, 1950-date; note card file documenting material culture, people, events and sites from the park's historic period, 1774-1880; index to Mutual Assurance Company and Philadelphia Contributionship insurance surveys for select properties in Society Hill and Old City, 1752-post Civil War; records of pre-park management of Independence Hall as the National Museum by Philadelphia Bureau of City Property, 1873-1951; and papers of Edwin Owen Lewis, 1906-1974, documenting establishment of Independence National Historical Park in 1950. Some finding aids available on Word Perfect, Microsoft Word; Historic Architect Branch drawings available on CD.

General Contact Information

Independence National Historical Park
Library and Archives
313 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215)597-2069
(215)597-3969 (fax)
http://www.nps.gov/inde/
Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 9:30-4:30 (appt)

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