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The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of Phase II of its Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR). The goal of the HCI-PSAR project is to make better known and more accessible the often hidden archival collections held by the many small, primarily volunteer-run historical organizations in the Philadelphia area.
Bartram’s Garden, the Wharton Esherick Museum, the Concord Township Historical Society, and the Friends of the Japanese House and Garden are among the honorees for the first annual History in Pennsylvania “HIP” Awards. The awards will be presented at the History Affiliates Luncheon on October 19, 2012.
History Affiliates is pleased to announce the keynote speaker at this year's History in Philadelphia (HIP) Awards will be the First Lady of Pennsylvania, Susan Manbeck Corbett. With her background in museum work and abiding love of Pennsylvania history and culture, Ms.
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) recently launched a new online research guide to improve access to and visibility of its 20th-century collections. HSP is a treasure trove for 20th-century research material, especially regarding the Philadelphia region's political, cultural, social, and economic history. The Albert M. Greenfield Center for 20th-Century History promotes the study of this history, enabling us to learn from the past and make educated decisions as we move further into the 21st century.
Nominations are now being accepted for the first annual History in Pennsylvania “HIP” Awards, which will be presented at the History Affiliates Luncheon on October 19, 2012. Nomination forms are available at www.hsp.org/hipawards.
PhilaPlace now has a mobile version that is accessible on your smart phone. Visit philaplace.org from your iPhone or other smart phone or tablet, and the mobile version will appear. This application, created by Night Kitchen Interactive, is designed to be viewed on a smaller screen and will automatically find places on PhilaPlace around your geographical location.
Several of the country’s most significant documents will get new life and increased visibility thanks to a joint effort between the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and Bank of America.
Titled “Preserving American Freedom,” the project will transcribe and annotate historic documents, including a handwritten draft of the U.S. Constitution, to allow for more sophisticated searching and analysis.
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania will offer teacher institutes this year, all for Act 48 or graduate credit. The institutes cover topics including Emancipation, the City of Philadelphia, and Thrift.
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) recently acquired two new collections, including diaries from Philadelphia publisher Mathew Carey dating from 1828-1836 and more than 300 letters from Carey’s son, Henry Charles Carey. These two collections are an invaluable resource for scholars and shed new light on Mathew Carey, an Irish immigrant who founded and operated America’s most successful publishing house.