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Fondly, Pennsylvania is HSP's main blog.  Here you will find posts on our latest projects and newest discoveries, as well articles on interesting bits of local history reflected in our collection.  Whether you are doing research or just curious to know more about the behind-the-scenes work that goes on at HSP, please read, explore, and join the conversation!

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9/19/18
Student publications created in Philadelphia in the late 1960s was one way that black young adults in Philadelphia spoke out about their lives in that period and the ways that they imagined creating social change in the 1960s and 1970s, similar to how youth today use social media to decry racism.
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9/17/18
On September 17, 1778, representatives from the United States and leaders from the Lenape signed the first written treaty between the country and an American Indian tribe. 
 
Before this event, colonial settlers entered into informal truces with American Indian tribes. Take, for example, the oral agreement between William Penn and the Lenape in 1682. Penn met with Lenape leaders underneath an elm tree near Shackamaxon (present day Kensington).  Penn entered into a mutual promise of friendship and peace with the tribe’s representatives.
Topics : Native American
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9/11/18
Girard College kicks off "a year of discussion and commemoration" in recognition of the racial integration of Girard College with the admission of black students in 1968.
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9/6/18
On September 7, 1968, demonstrators gathered to protest the Miss America pageant in what was the first widely covered media event of the women’s liberation movement.
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8/30/18
On August 29, 1968, the National Organization for Women published its Bill of Rights. That same year a Philadelphia chapter was founded. Fifty years later, records from the Philadelphia chapter provide insight into the evolution of feminism and the evolving debates on women’s rights.
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8/24/18
Camp Wanamaker was as much a bootcamp as it was a summer getaway.
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8/21/18
As we continue to look back at the American response to the displacement of Southeast Asians in the wake of the Vietnam War, we search our collections for material to help us understand the experience from the refugee point-of-view.
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8/15/18
In the midst of today’s global refugee crisis, we’re taking a look back at the American response to the mass displacement of Southeast Asians in the wake of the Vietnam War.
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8/7/18

1968 is widely recognized as one of the more important years in recent history. Fifty years on, HSP is running a blog series exploring the events of that year and their lasting impact.  Look for a new blog post each week exploring topics from the 1960s and highlighting collections and programs at HSP.

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7/18/18

Genealogical research can be an extremely rewarding and enlightening experience. Not only does it allow one to see their own family lineage, it also places ancestors into particular moments in

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