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In the 1970s, Temple University professor of psychiatry John Fryer urged doctors not to treat gays and lesbians as “sick.” This was not only the opinion of many Americans towards homosexuality, but the official viewpoint of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), which deemed homosexuality a mental illness, “curable” through lobotomy and el

Tue, 2016-03-15 00:00

Whether you are new to genealogy or a seasoned researcher, find your story at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) with Family History Days

Mon, 2016-03-14 14:45






Tue, 2016-03-01 12:28

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania's (HSP) 2014-15 Annual Report is now available online. In this booklet, learn about HSP's collaborations, initiatives, happenings, and more over the past fiscal year. 

Thu, 2016-02-25 14:07

This Thursday, February 25, HSP transforms from a shushed library into a raucous dance hall. Dip, twist, and twirl as the sounds of Jazz Age America fill HSP's halls with tunes from the Philadelphia-based band Bitters & Rye.

Wed, 2016-02-24 10:45

"Get loud" is perhaps the advice least expected to leave a librarian's lips.

Tue, 2016-02-23 16:32

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania's (HSP) member newsletter, Sidelights, is now available online. In the Winter 2016 issue, learn about HSP's upcoming programming and special events, publications, education, member benefits, and more. 

Tue, 2016-02-23 15:50


Listen close: Libraries are louder than you’ve heard. Sitting silent in the stacks and vaults are the booming soundscapes of the past: scores of sheet music, recordings, concert posters, songbooks, and more.

Wed, 2016-02-17 10:28

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The January 2016 issue of the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (PMHB) has now been published. The issue features essays exploring various facets of Pennsylvania history, an overview of recently processed collections at HSP, and book reviews. 

Fri, 2016-01-22 14:37

PHILADELPHIA, PA - As family history and genealogy have emerged as global phenomena, millions of Americans are delving into the past to discover their families, their stories, and themselves.

Fri, 2016-01-15 13:49