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Manuscripts and Archives Collection

About the Collection

The Manuscripts and Archives Collections consist of personal and family papers, and organization records that document a variety of topics, persons, and institutions. These include:

George F. Tyler War Poster Collection: digitized posters accessible in digital collections

Gertrude Traubel Papers: music teacher and writer, daughter of Walt Whitman biographer

Charles Morice Papers: nineteenth century French art and literary critic, poet, playwright

Cochran History of Business Collection: documents the evolution of commerce in Europe and the New World between the 4th and 20th centuries

The Frances Hirtzel Collection of Richard Owen Correspondence includes the digitized correspondence of Owen (1804–1892), a prominent nineteenth century British anatomist and zoologist

  • Arts and Entertainment
  • Business And Economic Development
  • Community Affairs
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Immigrant-Ethnic Communities
  • Miscellaneous
  • News Media
  • Planning
  • Politics and Protest


Special Collections Research Center


(215) 204-8257