Cary Hutto

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Before SEPTA, public transportation in the city was largely the responsibility of the Philadelphia Transportation Company (PTC) and its predecessor, the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company (PRT).  HSP's Harold E.

3/28/11

As interesting as it can be to process a large collection of papers from an individual or organization, I find processing small collections just as satisfying, if not more so.  It’s true that small collections can be difficult to process since sometimes there’s not enough information in them to form coherent background or scope notes, but that’s not the case with the Mrs. Stacy B.

3/17/11
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One of my all time favorite TV series is Connections, created by science historian James Burke.  In each show, he delved into the history of science, invention, and culture to present connections between seemingly unrelated people, places, and objects.   Though not quite in the same vein as Burke's connections, in the archives, we regularly come across connections among our collections.  Now relationships between collections of family papers may seem ob

2/17/11
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Over the course of 2010, you saw several of the society’s Civil War-related collections come to light through our Digital Center for Americana project.  2011 marks the beginning of a four-year event organized by the Civil War History Consortium (CWHC) to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.  The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is a member of the CWHC, which serves as a meeting ground for organizations and researchers.

1/13/11