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Presented to National History Day teacher to make them aware of newly available primary source collections for use in the classroom. Presenting were: Laurie Rizzo, Megan Good, Forrest Wright and …

Presented to National History Day teacher to make them aware of newly available primary source collections for use in the classroom. Presenting were: Laurie Rizzo, Megan Good, Forrest Wright and Christiana Dobrzynski-Grippe, project processors, and Annie Brogan, librarian at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

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  • 1. Hidden Histories PACSCL/CLIR
Hidden
Collec2ons
Processing
Project
 November
9,
2010

  • 2. The
Hidden
Collec2ons
Project
•  A
Philadelphia
Area
Consor2um
of
Special
 Collec2ons
Libraries
(PACSCL)
project

•  Funded
by
Council
on
Library
and
Informa2on
 Resources
(CLIR)
•  27
Month
Project
with
1
year
to
go
 From
the
Alma
A.
Clarks

 papers

 at
Bryn
Mawr
College

  • 3. Project
Goal
•  Provide
access
to
approximately
200
“hidden”
 collec2ons
across
23
Philadelphia
area
 repositories
 – Process
(arrange,
describe
and
make
accessible)
 approximately
140
collec2ons
across
19
 Philadelphia
area
repositories.
 – Create
more
thorough
and
more
accessible
guides
 for
approximately
80
collec2ons
•  Create
a
single
access
point
for
these
newly
 revealed
collec2ons
…
and
hopefully
more!

  • 4. Crea2ng
more

user
friendly
resources
…
 Processing
at
the
College
of
Physicians
of
Philadelphia

  • 5. 
…
so
that
researchers
can
discover
content

  • 6. 74
“Unhidden”
collec2ons
at:
•  Academy
of
Natural
Sciences
of
Philadelphia
•  Bryn
Mawr
College
•  Chester
County
Historical
Society
•  College
of
Physicians
of
Philadelphia
•  Drexel
University
Archives
and
Special
 Collec2ons
•  Drexel
University
College
of
Medicine
Legacy
 Center
•  Free
Library
of
Philadelphia
•  Haverford
College
•  Independence
Seaport
Museum
•  Library
Company
of
Philadelphia
•  Lutheran
Theological
Society
•  Pennsylvania
Hor2cultural
Society
•  Temple
University
Urban
Archives
•  Wagner
Free
Ins2tute
of
Science
 From
the
Pollack
collec2on
of
Ocean
Liner

 ephemera
at
Independence
Seaport
Museum

  • 7. Topical
Strengths
 •  The
American
Revolu2on
 •  Business
and
Commerce
 •  Colonial
History
 •  Law,
Poli2cs
and
 Government
 •  Military
History
 •  Race
and
Ethnic
History
 •  Religion
 •  Science
 •  Women’s
History
From
the
Douglas
and
Dorothy
Steere

 •  And
many
more!

See
 papers
at
Haverford
College
 hap://clir.pacscl.org

  • 8. Today
…

– Laurie
Rizzo:

Horace
G.
Richards
papers
at
the
 Academy
of
Natural
Sciences
of
Philadelphia.
– Megan
Good:

Lubin
film
company
records
at
the
 Free
Library
of
Philadelphia
– Forrest
Wright:

Vaux
family
papers
at
Haverford
 College
– Chris2ana
Dobrzynski
Grippe:

Samuel
George
 Morton
papers
at
Library
Company
of
Philadelphia
– Annie
Brogan,
librarian,
College
of
Physicians
of
 Philadelphia:

Samuel
X
Radbill
papers
at
the
 College
of
Physicians
of
Philadelphia

  • 9. Horace
G.
Richards
 (1906‐1984)

  • 10. Repository:


 Academy
of
Natural
Sciences,
 Philadelphia
•  Creator:

Richards,
Horace
 Gardiner,
1906‐1984

•  Title:

Horace
G.
Richards
 papers
•  Date
[inclusive]:

1928‐1984
•  Extent:

41
linear
feet

  • 11. His
Life

  • 12. The
Collec2on
•  Correspondence
•  Atlan2c
Coastal
Plains
Project
(ACPP)
•  Interna2onal
Union
of
Quaternary
Research
(INQUA)
•  Annotated
Bibliography
of
Quaternary
Shorelines
(ABQS)
•  Professional
Socie2es
•  Travel
•  Presenta2ons
•  Radio
scripts
•  Wri2ngs
•  Academics
•  Cer2ficates
•  Student
papers
•  Scrapbooks
and
newspaper
clippings
•  Notebooks
•  Audio
•  Images

  • 13. Correspondence,
Reports,
Ar2cles,
 Bibliographies

  • 14. Photo
Albums,
Scrap
Books,
Note
 Books
.
.
.

  • 15. .
.
.
And
Slides

  • 16. The
Significance

  • 17. Lubin
Manufacturing
Company
records
 Loca2on:
Rare
Book
Department,
 Central
Branch
of
Free
Library
of
 Philadelphia
 Materials:
Business
records,
 photographs,
scrapbooks,
bulle2ns,
 adver2sements,
film
reels
and
 ar2facts
 Dates:
1881‐2006
 Creator:
Siegmund
Lubin

  • 18. Lubin
Manufacturing
Company
records
  1895
‐

Siegmund
Lubin
purchased
first
 projector
  1896
‐
Life
Mo2on
Pictures
established
  1899
‐
Built
first
studio
at
912
Arch
St.
  Circa
1900
‐
Invented
Cineograph
  1908
‐
Formed
Mo2on
Picture
Patents
 Co.
with
Thomas
Edison
 th  1910
–
Built
studio
at
20 
and
Indiana
  1914
–
Fire
and
explosion
at
studio
  1915
–
Began
closing
studios
  1916
–
Company
and
assets
were
sold

  • 19. Lubin
Manufacturing
Company
records
 Topics
  Immigrant
life
  Early
cinema
and
movie
 produc2on
  Philadelphia
history
  Mo2on
picture
actors
and
 actresses
  Inven2ons
 Highlights
  Photographs
  Bulle2ns
  Ar2facts
  Rarity
of
collec2on

  • 20. Vaux
Family
Papers

 Haverford
College

  • 21. The
Family
 •  George
Vaux,
Sr.,
 1832‐1915
 •  Mary
Vaux
Walcoa,
 1860‐1940
 •  George
Vaux,
Jr.,
 1863‐1927
 •  George
Vaux,
III,
 1909‐1996

  • 22. Ac;vi;es
•  George
Vaux,
Sr.:
President
of
Friends
Historical
Society,
and
an
 unofficial
correspondent
for
the
Philadelphia
Yearly
Mee:ng
and
London
Yearly
 Mee:ng.
•  George
Vaux,
Jr.:
Appointed
to
the
Board
of
Indian
Commissioners
in
 1906
by
Theodore
Roosevelt.
In
1913
he
became
the
Commissions
chairman,
a
 post
he
held
un:l
1927.
•  Mary
Vaux
WalcoD:

Served
as
Secretary
of
the
Smithsonian
 Ins:tute
from
1907
to
1927,

when
she
was
appointed
to
serve
on
the
Board
of
 Indian
Commissioners.
In
1900,
she
became
the
first
woman
to
climb
Mt.
 Stephens
in
Bri:sh
Columbia,
and
was
ac:ve
in
the
Society
of
Women
 Geographers.

•  George
Vaux,
III:

Treasurer
of
the
Indian
CommiSee
of
the
 Philadelphia
Yearly
Mee:ng
and
Chairman
of
the
Friends
Historical
 Commission.
He
was
also
involved
in
the
preserva:on
of
Quaker
buildings
and
 landmarks
across
the
Philadelphia
region.

  • 23. First
Hand
Accounts
Na;ve
American
School
(1923)
 Scrapbook
on
Southwest
Na;ve
 Americans
(1917)

  • 24. Samuel
George
Morton

 (1799‐1851)

Philadelphia
physician
and
natural
scien2st

 Image
courtesy
American
 Philosophical
Society


  • 25. Papers
from
1832‐1851
•  mostly
correspondence
 (more
than
400
leaers)
•  ethnology
and
physical
 anthropology
•  human
skull
collec2on
 and
comparison
for
 “racial
science”

  • 26. Why
I
liked
the
collec2on
•  Strong
2es
to
Philadelphia
 –  Member
and
President
of
 Academy
of
Natural
Sciences
 –  Aaended
and
later
taught
at
 the
University
of
Pennsylvania
•  Extensive
correspondence
 covering
personal
and
 professional
topics
•  Publica2on
process
of
 scien2fic
works
 –  notes,
research,
drans,
 sketches

  • 27. Most
importantly…

  • 28. The
Morton
papers
complicated
my
 no2on
of
history.
 
 
 
 It’s
easy
to
dismiss
 uncomfortable
aspects
 of
our
past
if
we
don’t
 examine
them…but
 history
is
supposed
to
 be
messy!

  • 29. Samuel
X
Radbill
papers
 Dr.
Rita
Smrcka

  • 30. The
Tip
of
the
Collec2ons
Iceberg

  • 31. ULTIMATE
GOAL
USE
OF
COLLECTIONS

  • 32. Collec2on
Informa2on
Available
 •  hap://clir.pacscl.org
 •  findingaids.pacscl.org


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