New Database Available for Reading Room Patrons

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New Database Available for Reading Room Patrons

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is proud to announce a new database, World's Fairs: A Global History of Exposition, is now available for all on-site visitors to HSP's historic library in Center City, Philadelphia. 

World's Fairs: A Global History of Expositions explores the phenomenon of world's fairs from the Crystal Palace in 1851 and the proliferation of North American exhibitions, to fairs around the world and twenty-first century expos. Through official records, monographs, publicity, artwork and artifacts, this resource brings together multiple archives for rich research opportunities in this diverse topic. 

In addition to World's Fairs, HSP provides free access to a variety of online tools for on-site researchers. Visitors can access these subscription-based sites using the public service terminals in the Reference Room and Reading Room, or through their personal computers. HSP's public service terminals also include links to dozens of free research tools, including Philadelphia city directories, immigration resources, and much more.

You can find more information about each database, including World's Fairs, here