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The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) is pleased to announce the addition of two new databases to its HSP Encounters system: the Russian Brotherhood insurance claim records (1900-1953), and the Philadelphia public school records (1835-1907), the first of a twelve-volume set.

Mon, 2016-12-12 13:12


Below is a sampling of some of the new genealogical and family history books recently added to HSP's Library. Check them out on your next visit, or click the links for further information via HSP's online catalog, Discover.

Mon, 2016-12-05 16:35

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.

Fri, 2016-12-02 15:45

On Giving Tuesday (November 29), consider supporting the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphiaa civic project dedicated to increasing understanding of one of America’s greatest cities.

Tue, 2016-11-22 15:56

In the run-up to this year's holiday season, Lee Arnold, HSP's Senior Director of the Library & Collections and Chief Operating Officer, spoke with Kids Corner's Kathy O'Connell about discussing family history around the Thanksgiving table, as well as with

Mon, 2016-11-21 12:24

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) is proud to announce the latest version of its online catalog Discover, featuring the addition of 63,640 new entries from the Philadelphia Record newspaper.

Wed, 2016-11-16 10:56

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The October 2016 issue of the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (PMHB), "Immigration and Ethnicity in Pennsylvania History," has now been published.

Fri, 2016-10-28 10:59

What does citizenship mean? What are its rights and obligations? Who should be welcomed as a citizen and who excluded? These questions have come to the forefront of the current presidential race, but anxiety and controversy about what citizenship means have been a common refrain in America’s—and Pennsylvania’s—history.

Tue, 2016-10-11 16:06

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) is proud to announce the release of the J. G. Brill Company Photograph Index, a new, web-accessible database containing information on 12,578 images produced by the J.G. Brill Company.

Mon, 2016-10-03 11:52

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) is proud to announce the receipt of a new grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to improve preservation of – and access to – eleven collections that document more than 150 years of sports histor

Thu, 2016-09-22 12:58