Free Library of Philadelphia Pamphlet Collection Part 1: A-J

Date: 
ca. 1850-1950
Footage: 
ca. 1,000 pamphlets
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This finding aid has been split into two parts:

Free Library of Philadelphia Pamphlet Collection Part 1: A-J
Free Library of Philadelphia Pamphlet Collection Part 2: K-Z

 

COLLECTION OVERVIEW

The Special Collections Research Center contains several pamphlet collections. These consist of published and unpublished materials usually received by the SCRC along with donated manuscript collections. The SCRC as a general policy retains only those pamphlets dealing with Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware.

The Free Library of Philadelphia Pamphlet Collection consists of about one thousand pamphlets weeded from the Pamphlet Collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia which was donated to the Urban Archives. These materials include information about organizations and activities within the Greater Philadelphia Area.

 

ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT

Materials are filed under a subject which is often the same as the name of the organization which published the pamphlet.

 

RELATED MATERIAL

General Pamphlet Collection


 

PART 1: A-J


Box 1

Academy of Natural Sciences 1909
Accidents 1929
Acorn Club 1925, 1926
Aero Club 1930, 1931
African Americans

SEE Cooperating Council of Agencies Serving Negro Youth; Home for Aged and Infirm Colored Persons; Philadelphia Association for the Protection of Colored Women; Republican Party 1935
Aged 1929, 1935

Aimwell School Association 1874, 1888, 1916, 1920
Air Conditioning (1930s)
Air Raids 1941, 1942
Albion Society 1858
Alden Park ND
All Saints' Church School 1940
All Souls' Working Peoples Club 1897
Allied Jewish Appeal 1939, 1940, 1943, 1947

    SEE ALSO OVERSIZE BOX 69

Almshouse

    SEE Philadelphia General Hospital

American Association for the Promotion of Social Science 1869
American Flag House and Betsy Ross Memorial Association 1898, 1902

    SEE OVERSIZE BOX 69

American Hospital for Diseases of the Stomach 1906, 1914
American Hospital for Skin Diseases 1882
American League 1899, 1900
American Legion 1921, 1922, 1927, 1932, 1943
American McAll Association (1931)
American Oncologic Hospital ND
American Philosophical Society 1913, 1950

Box 2

American Red Cross, Southeast Pennsylvania Chapter 1917-1919, 1928-1934, 1938-1950
American Russian Institute 1934-1943

    SEE ALSO Philadelphia Council of American Soviet

Friendship American Society for the Extension of University Teaching 1895
American Swedish Historical Museum 1936, 1938
American War Mothers 1922
Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry 1925, 1934
Ancient York Masons 1883, 1915

    Franklin Lodge ND

Anderson Hospital (1944)
Anti-Blue Law Association of Pennsylvania, INC., ND
Asphalt Paving 1894
Assembly for Free Discussion ND

Box 3

Associated Hospital Service 1944, 1947
Atlantic Deeper Waterways Association 1923, 1924, 1933, 1935
Babies Hospital of Philadelphia 1919-1921
Baby Saving Show 1912
Baby Week 1916
Baby Welfare Association 1931, 1934, 1935
Bank Clerks Beneficial Association 1874, 1884
Barclay Hotel ND
Bartram's Garden 1915, 1931
Beadle, Elias R. 1879
Beine, Charles 1869-1871
Belmont Mansion 1925
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks 1907
Berks County, Pennsylvania, Court of Common Pleas 1949
Bethany Presbyterian Church 1906
Blankenberg, Rudolph 1913, 1914, 1916
Blight School for Boys, William S. 1893
Board of Revision of Taxes 1913
Boarding House for Business Women 1884
Boker Estate, Charles S. 1869
Boy Scouts of America 1919, 1920, 1924
Boys Clubs

    National ND
    Philadelphia 1910, 1913, 1914, 1925, 1935

Bricklayers Union 1928, 1933, 1964

Box 4

Bridesburg (Section) 1938
Bridge Street 1868
Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, History 1951
British-American War Relief Fund 1919
British Merchant Navy Club 1942, 1943
British Societies Bazaar 1917
British War Relief Society 1941
Broad Street Station, Fire 1923
Brotherhood Mission 1911, 1912
Brotherhood of the Union 1900
Brush Electric Light Company 1885
Bryn Mawr Hospital ND
Bucks County

    Public Health 1933
    Refuse Collection 1953
    Social Survey 1915

Budget

    City 1911, 1930, 1937, 1939, 1945-1947
    Pennsylvania 1931
        SEE OVERSIZE BOX 69

Bulletin Forum 1952
Burd Orphan Asylum 1887
Bureau of Municipal Research 1910, 1916, 1917, 1927, 1930's, 1935-1942, 1947, 1952
Bureau of Occupations for Trained Women 1914-1916
Buttercup Cottage 1913, 1919

Box 5    

Carpenters' Company 1916, 1924
Carpenters' Hall 1874, 1875, 1917
Catholic Club of Philadelphia 1887
Catholics 1941
The Cecilian 1887
Center Club ND
Central Airport 1928
Central Club 1945
Central High School 1906, 1910, 1914
Charities 1855, 1916-1919, 1921, 1922, 1933
Charity Ball 1915, 1916, 1927, 1928, 1948

Box 6    

Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, History 1940, 1950 Chester, Pennsylvania

    Courthouse 1924
    Facts 1907, 1928
    Financial Survey 1933
    New Century Club 1917
    Old Market Street 1920

Chester County, Pennsylvania

    Gilpin Article ND
    History 1930

Chestnut Hill Hospital ND
Chestnut Street Business Men's Association 1919
Child Federation 1916, 1920
Child Health

    SEE Health

Child Welfare 1911, 1936
Children, Poor 1884
Childrens' Aid Society 1883, 1885, 1891, (1915), 1934
Children's Bureau 1925, 1926
Children's Heart Hospital 1928
Children's Hospital 1878, 1912, 1913, 1949

Box 7

Christ Church 1880. 1897, 1952
Christ's Home for Children (Aged and Missionaries' Rest) 1917, 1927, 1930
Church Club 1908
Church Dispensary of Southwark 1890, 1892, 1893, 1931, 1933
Church Mission of Help ND
Church of the Holy Communion of Help ND
Citizens Charter Committee 1951
Citizens Committee for the United Nations 1945
Citizens Committee for the Welfare Bond Issue 1928

    SEE ALSO Welfare Bond Issue

Citizens Committee of (18)95
Citizens Committee of One Hundred

    SEE Committee of One Hundred

Citizens Municipal Association 1897, 1891, 1892
Citizens Municipal Reform Association 1873, 1874
Citizens Permanent Relief Committee 1894
Citizens Protective Association 1906
Citizens Republican Association ND
Citizens Soldiers' Aid Committee 1916
Citizens Union 1898
Citizens Volunteer Hospital Association 1889

Box 8    

City Charter 1885, 1904, 1916, 1919, 1938, 1952

    SEE ALSO Citizen's Charter Committee, Philadelphia; Charter Committee

City Charter Committee 1938
City Club 1906, 1909, 1910, 1914-1916, 1919, 1920, 1923, 1927, 1929

Box 9

City Club News 1922-1929

Box 10    

City Council 1912, 1913
City-County Consolidation 1917, 1943, 1951
City Dancing Assembly Fund 1898
City Description 1894, 1896, 1904, 1923 1924, 1926, 1928-1930

    SEE ALSO OVERSIZE BOX 69

City Hall 1871, 1874, 1882, 1890, 1897

Box 11

City Hall 1911
City Parks Association 1935
City Party 1905, 1906, 1908
City Planning 1871, 1900, 1911, 1920, 1930, 1936, 1945, 1947
Civic Club 1894-1897, 1912-1914, 1917, 1931, 1932
Civil Service Reform Association 1881-1883, 1890-1897

    SEE ALSO Pennsylvania Civil Service Reform Association

Civilian Defense Volunteer Office ND
Clean-Up, Paint-Up, Fix-Up Campaign 1950
Clifton Hall 1862, 1863
Clover Club 1889
Coal Industry 1932, 1933
Cohocksink Recreation Center 1932, 1933
Le Coin d'Or 1917, 1925, 1928, 1931

Box 12

College Club 1916, 1929
College of Physicians 1864, 1869, 1883, 1887, 1888, 1892, 1900, 1908, 1909, 1911, 1914, 1925, 1934, 1937, 1939, 1940
College Settlement 1916, 1919, 1935, 1942
Colonial Club 1893
Colonial Society of Pennsylvania 1912
Commerce 1889
Commercial Museum 1896, 1898, 1910, 1912, 1916 1920
Commission for Relief in Belgium ND

Box 13

Committee for Economic Development 1946
Committee for Integrated Education 1952
Committee for People's Rights 1940 Committee for Philadelphia 1949

Committee for Unemployment Relief ND

Committee of Fifty ND

Committee of One Hundred 1883, 1884
Committee on Municipal Charities 1913
Committee on Restoration of Independence Hall 1874
Commonwealth Title Insurance and Trust Company 1886
Community Chest 1937-1949
Community Health Center ND
Community Service 1919
Conowingo Dam 1926, 1928
Constitution Celebrations 1887, 1928, 1937

    SEE ALSO OVERSIZE BOX 69

Contemporary Club 1895-1898, 1901-1904, 1909, 1912, 1937

Box 14

Continental Club 1928
Contract System (1930's)
Cooper Shop Soldiers Home 1862-1865
Cooperating Council of Agencies Serving Negro Youth 1942
Cooperative Welfare Association 1917
Coroner 1943
Council of Jewish Women 1899
County Fair 1917

    SEE Tobacco Bazaar and County Fair

Court Aid Association 1914
Court Aid Committee 1913
Courts 1875, 1891, 1908, 1921, 1926, 1931, 1935

    Common Pleas 1899
    Domestic Relations ND
    Judges 1866, 1870, 1899
    Jurors, 1922
    Juvenile 1908, 1918, 1941
    Magistrates 1892
    Municipal 1912-1914, 1919, 1922, 1940
    Orphans 1919, 1925

Box 15

Crime and Criminals 1883, 1936
Crittenton Home, Florence ND
Current Events Club 1916
Cushman Club, Charlotte 1915
Cycling 1888, 1890, 1892, 1897, 1902

    SEE ALSO OVERSIZE BOX 69

Darwinism

    SEE Assembly for Free Discussion

Daughters of the American Revolution 1912
Day Camp for Tuberculosis 1912
Day Nurseries 1916
Delaware and Schuylkill Basin Company 1855
Delaware Avenue 1925
Delaware County

    Government 1917
    History 1937

Delaware River 1895
Delaware River Bridge 1868, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1930
Delaware River Yachtmen's League 1951, 1952

Box 16

Democratic City Committee 1898, 1900, 1901
Democratic-Fusion Campaign Committee ND
Democratic Party 1892, 1893, 1895, 1908
Dental Clinics 1927
Devon, Pennsylvania, History ND
Diagnostic Hospital 1923
Disston and Sons Recreation and Athletic Association ND
Disston Recreation Center 1933
Door of Hope 1913, 1918
Down Town Club 1927
Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Centennial 1912
Draft Board No. 32 (1918)
Drexel Institute 1906
Dropsie College 1940
Dunwoody Home for Convalescent Men 1924
Durham Iron Works 1932
Eagleville Hospital ND
Eastern State Penitentiary 1923
Eastern State Penitentiary, Graterford 1930
Educational Club 1893, 1894
Educational Home for Boys 1871
Eight O'Clock Club ND

Box 17

Election Laws 1890, 1912, 1922
Election Returns 1918, 1919
Elections 1868, 1895, 1901, 1902, 1905, 1907, 1908, 1922, 1923, 1927, 1928, 1935-1937, 1943, 1951, 1952
Elfreth's Alley Day 1948
Elverson Building (1924)

Box 18

Emergency Aid of Pennsylvania 1914-1918, 1921-1949

    British Relief 1921
    Committee on After-Care of Infantile Paralysis- Cases 1917
    Committee on Belgian Relief 1918, 1920

Employees, City 1928, 1930
Employer Liability (1901)

Box 19

Engineers' Club 1878, 1890, 1892, 1897, 1903-1904, 1906, 1910, 1913, 1916-1920, 1926-1928, 1930, 1937
Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Nativity 1908
Evans Museum and Institute Society, Thomas W. 1912
Evening Bulletin ND
Excelsior Hose Co. 1867
Exchange Club of Philadelphia ND

Box 20

Fairmount Park 1872, 1917, 1920-1922, 1933, 1942 1944

    SEE ALSO NAMES OF INDIVIDUAL MANSIONS
    Art 1921
    Grant Monument 1899
    Smith Memorial ND
    Trees 1876
    Von Humboldt Memorial 1869

Family Society 1937, 1939, 1945
Fatherless Children of France ND
Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Market Survey ND
Federation of Jewish Charities 1901, 1915, 1920, 1947, 1950
Fellowship House, Inc. 1951
Female Association of Philadelphia for the Relief of the Sick and Infirm Poor 1875, 1879
Fencers Club 1928-1948

    SEE ALSO Terrone Fencers Association

Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Building ND
Fifth Street Community Building ND

Box 21

Finance, City 1893, 1901, 1902, 1905, 1911, 1913, 1935, 1945, 1950
Fire, Patterson's Bonded Warehouse 1869
First Naval Presbyterian Church ND
First Troop, City Cavalry 1884, 1894
Five O'Clock Club 1899, 1903, 1916
Florence Real Estate Association 1877
Food Gardens Association, Inc. 1932, 1935, 1937, 1939, 1941, 1942, 1944
Forrest Estate, William 1916
Forrest Home, Edwin 1891, 1902, 1931
Foster Home Association ND
Founders Week 1908

Box 22

Founders Week 1912
Fourth of July 1872, 1875, 1892, 1894, 1896, 1911, 1917, 1925
Fox Chase Improvement Association 1923
Frankford Day Nursery 1943
Frankford Elevated 1922
Frankford Hospital ND
Franklin Cooperative Association (1889)
Franklin Day Nursery 1912-1918
Franklin Home ND

Box 23

Franklin Inn Club 1906, 1913, 1940-1948, 1950-1958 Franklin Institute 1874, 1875, 1881, 1884, 1893-1895, 1899, 1913, 1924, 1933, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1949
Franklin Reformatory Home for Women 1878

Box 24

Free Masons 1868, 1873, 1888, 1902, 1903, 1910

    Columbia Lodge 1901
    Corinthian Lodge 1916
    Franklin Lodge 1876, 1912
    Girard Mark Lodge 1897
    Grand Lodge 1907, 1928
    Hamilton Lodge 1907, 1928
    Hyde Park Lodge 1910
    Industry Lodge 1911
    Kendrick Lodge 1942
    Lodge #432 1897

Box 25

    Melita Lodge 1905
    Meridian Sun Lodge 1886
    Montgomery Lodge 1862, 1871
    Mozart Lodge 1890
    Orient Lodge 1904
    Pennsylvania Lodge 1917
    Philadelphia Lodge 1897
    Phoenix Lodge 1911
    Potter Lodge 1897, 1919
    Reading, Pennsylvania 1897
    Rising Star Lodge 1911, 1914
    Saint John's Lodge 1910
    Saint Paul's Lodge 1903

Box 26

    Schnider Lodge 1894
    Solomon's Lodge 1909
    Union Lodge 1886
    University Lodge 1896, 1919, 1923
    Washington Lodge 1872, (1900), 1918
    Williamson Lodge 1916

Freemason's Hall 1880
Free Sanitarium for Sick Children 1878
Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick

    SEE Society of Friendly Sons...

Friends' Asylum/Hospital 1862, 1877, 1879, 1913, 1924
Friends of the Wissahickon 1938, 1948
Friends Society 1930, 1951
Fuel Savings Society of the City and Liberties of Philadelphia 1909
Funfield Recreation Center 1932

Box 27

Gadsden, Philip H. 1929
Gas 1874, 1886, 1895, 1897, 1905, 1907, 1914, 1917, 1926
Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania 1893, 1894, 1925, 1937, 1939, 1940
Geographical Society 1914, 1915, 1918, 1937, 1941
German-American Charity Subscription Ball 1935
German-Americans 1933
German Club 1928
German Home Society 1917
German Turn-Verein 1886
Germantown (Section) 1883, 1908, 1912, 1922

Box 28

Germantown (Section) 1925, 1929, 1933, 1936, 1938
Germantown, Battle of 1877, 1927, 1931, 1939
Germantown Academy 1946
Germantown Beehive 1922
Germantown Boys Club 1910, 1912, 1915, 1915, 1935
Germantown Cricket Club ND
Germantown Dispensary and Hospital 1908
Germantown Employment Society 1901, 1903, 1910, 1940
Germantown Horticultural Society 1898
Germantown Passenger Railway Company 1891
Gimbel Award 1943
Girard Avenue 1874
Girard College 1937
Girard Estate 1870, 1886, 1917. 1919
Girard Life Insurance Annuity and Trust Co. 1877
Girard National Bank 1903

    SEE OVERSIZE BOX 69

Girls, Delinquent 1918-1919
Girls' Aid 1919
Girls' Recreation Club 1891-1893
Gloria Dei Church 1939, 1940, 1950
Goldberg, Arthur 1924

Box 29

Goodwill Industries 1929
Gorgas Park 1920
Government, City 1874, 1882, 1883, 1887, 1892-1895, 1901, 1905, 1907, 1911, 1912-1913, 1915, 1924, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1939, 1948-1949, 1951-1952

Box 30

Graft 1895, 1899, 1905, 1948
Grand Army of the Republic 1899

    Baker Post 1879
    Meade Post 1890, 1919
    Post No. 2 1881-1882, 1890-1899, 1912
    Taylor Post 1886, 1901

Grand Jury 1875
Grandom Institution 1850, 1860, 1880, 1887, 1942
Great Peace Jubilee 1919
Greater Olney Community Council 1950
"Greater Philadelphia" ND
Greater Philadelphia Movement 1949
Greater Philadelphia, South Jersey Council 1949-1952
Gwynedd Home for Convalescent Children 1907

Box 31

Haddington Recreation Center (1932)
Haddock Memorial Home for Infants 1903-1909, 1911-1914
Hahnemann Hospital 1890, 1900, 1924, 1931
Hamilton Club 1897
Harrisburg Club 1903
Harrison Day Nursery 1914
Harvard Club 1864, 1927-1929, 1937
Hayes Mechanics' Home 1873, 1889, 1900, 1936
Health 1885, 1927
Health Board 1876
Health Directories 1947, 1951
Hebrew Literature Society 1905
Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society 1938

Box 32

Hebrew Sheltering Home 1907
Hebrew Sunday School Society 1913, 1928
Hibernian Society 1884, 1887, 1896, 1897
Hillman Medical Center, Sidney 1951
Historical Pageant 1912

    SEE Founders Week

Historical Society 1872, 1873, 1884, 1897, 1903, 1905, 1907, 1910, 1913, 1936, 1940, 1941, 1951
History, City 1873, 1888, 1901

Box 33

History, City 1908, 1917, 1923, 1926, 1932, 1940, 1948
History, Pennsylvania 1937-1938
Hobby League 1940
Hog Island 1918, 1920-1923, 1929
Hollingsworth School 1867
Holy Trinity RC Church 1939
Home and Hospital of the Good Shepherd 1879, 1887-1896, 1912-1916
Home Defense League, Central Old York Road District 1917
Home for Aged and Infirm Colored Persons 1940
Home for Aged and Infirm Deaf 1904-1919
Home for Aged Couples 1876
Home for Consumptives 1879-1880
Home for Orphans of Oddfellows 1885, 1887
Home for the Aged 1929
Home Missionary Society 1890
Home of Industry for Discharged Prisoners 1912
Homicide

    SEE Crime and Criminals

Homeopathic Hospital 1879-1880
Hope Day Nursery 1920
Horace Club 1917
Horse Racing 1891
Horticultural Hall 1880, 1886, 1894, 1897
Hospital of the Protestant Episcopal Church 1859
Hospitals 1903, 1916, 1936, 1938, 1948

    Psychiatric 1951
    SEE ALSO Insane

Housatonic Dam ND
House of Our Savior 1902
House of the Good Shepherd 1879
Howard Hospital 1854, 1889
Huntingdon Valley Country Club 1912-1913, 1929

Box 35

Inasmuch Mission 1912, 1916, 1917
Independence Square 1925
Independent Order of Oddfellows 1874, 1895, 1906, 1930
Independent Order Sons of Malita 1857
Independent Voters for Roosevelt (1944)
Indians' Hope Association 1875
Industrial League 1879
Inner Mission Society 1912
Insane 1916-1917, 1920, 1927, 1938

    SEE ALSO Hospitals, Psychiatric

Interdepartmental Social Hygiene Board

    SEE Girls, Delinquent

International House 1948
Interstate Commission on the Delaware River Basin 1938-1950
Irwin School, Agnes 1926

Box 36

James Eye and Ear Institute, Bushrod 1898 Jeanes Hospital 1928-1929
Jefferson Hospital 1895, 1899, 1907, 1924, 1951

    SEE ALSO OVERSIZE BOX 69

Jewish Chautauqua Society 1915
Jewish Foster Home 1892
Jewish Hospital 1874, 1908, 1930
Jewish War Relief Campaign 1919
Journeymen Bricklayers' Protective Association 1881, 1895
Joy Settlement 1915-1918
Junior Chamber of Commerce 1947
Junior League 1921, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1936, 1937
Juvenile Delinquency 1935-1936, 1940, 1947, 1949-1950

    SEE ALSO Crime and Criminals

Juvenile Protective Association ND
Juvenile Protective Fund 1921


Free Library of Philadelphia Pamphlet Collection Part 1: A-J
Free Library of Philadelphia Pamphlet Collection Part 2: K-Z