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Format: 2016-02-06
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Diane Roka, a Philadelphia-based artist, writer, and "documentary-style drawtographer," attended HSP's program, Unpacking a Psychiatrist: The 217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous, on November 18. 

11/25/15
20th century
21st century
Civil Rights
Philadelphia
Women

 

 

 

 

"Fryer's shining moment involves a mask that hides his face. His monument obscures him." 

-Playwright Ain Gordon, HSP's Embedded Artist.

11/19/15

The story of Pennsylvania is inextricably linked to the history of energy—from the forests and waters of Penn Woods, to the anthracite and bituminous coal fields of the northeast and southwest corners of the state, up to the natural gas trapped in the state’s Marcellus Shale formation. Throughout its history, Pennsylvania has fueled the nation.

11/17/15

HSP is proud to announce an online graduate course for educators beginning in 2016: Preserving American Freedom: A Primary Source Approach to Teaching American History.

11/13/15
Education

HSP is pleased to announce the latest update of Discover, the online open-access catalog offering researchers a window into the institution's collection of over 21 million items.

Going live on Wednesday, November 4, the new Discover boasts several improvements. Users now have the ability to email and text search results without having to log-in. Sharing research with friends and family has never been easier: Simply click “Text This” or “Email This” within the record.

11/3/15

The story of Pennsylvania is inextricably linked to the history of energy—from the forests and waters of Penn Woods, to the anthracite and bituminous coal fields of the northeast and southwest corners of the state, up to the natural gas trapped in the state’s Marcellus Shale formation. Throughout its history, Pennsylvania has fueled the nation. 

11/3/15
Business
Environment and Nature
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Politics
Science and Medicine

In an unprecedented collaboration, three Philadelphia-based cultural organizations will co-host a webcast of “Puerto Rico Aquí y Allá: a multidisciplinary symposium bringing U.S. and island-based scholars into dialogue about the Puerto Rican diaspora.

The symposium is a joint presentation of the Smithsonian and the Universidad del Turabo. The webcast will be presented on Thursday, November 5 from 2:00 – 6:30 pm at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 

10/30/15

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) and the Library Company of Philadelphia (LCP) jointly award approximately 25 one-month fellowships for research in residence in either or both collections during each academic year. Fellows hail from across the country and around the world, utilizing both institutions' collections in contemporary scholarship. 

HSP and LCP proudly welcome the November 2015 fellows:

 

10/26/15

As one of the nation's preeminent repositories of genealogical material, HSP is pleased to preview its 2016 family history programming, from new collaborations with FamilySearch and Findmypast, to continuing partnerships with the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists

10/26/15
Ethnic history
Genealogy
Immigration
Philadelphia

In 1972, a disguised speaker – Dr. Anonymous – addressed the American Psychiatric Association (APA) regarding its classification of homosexuality as a mental disorder. Until this time, homosexual men and women were considered ill, with the APA's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual recommending "cures" including electro-shock therapy and lobotomy.

The following year, the APA removed the classification, the culmination of Dr. Anonymous' work as well as the efforts of activists Frank Kameny and Barbara Gittings.

10/26/15
20th century
Civil Rights
Philadelphia
Science and Medicine
Women