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Map of HCI-PSAR Participants
The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) is a project of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, funded by grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The goal of the project is to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden archival collections of the many small, primarily volunteer-run historical organizations in the five-county Philadelphia area, such as local historical societies, historic sites, and small museums with archival collections. For more information, visit the HCI-PSAR home page.
In the first two years of surveying--from September 2011 to October 31, 2013--project staff surveyed 896 collections comprising over 10,000 linear feet of materials at 93 repositories in the five-county Philadelphia area.
Surveying was completed at 27 repositories in Philadelphia, 30 in Montgomery County, 19 in Bucks County, 8 in Chester County, and 9 in Delaware County.
The map below shows the 93 small repositories surveyed as of October 31, 2013:
- Yellow = Historical societies (50)
- Red = Historic sites (25)
- Green = Museums (7)
- Blue = Other (11)
View HCI-PSAR as of October 31, 2013 in a larger map