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United States History Resources

Use this guide to locate secondary and primary sources on American history topics

Philadelphia Inquirer

More Philadelphia Newspapers

Special Collections at Temple Libraries

Urban Archives

The Urban Archives component of Temple University's Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) houses the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin and several other important Philadelphia newspaper "clippings collections," as well as a range of archival materials, critical to the study of the late nineteenth and twentieth century history of the Delaware Valley. 

Students looking to find primary source documents on twentieth century Philadelphia are highly encouraged to visit the SCRC.


Blockson Collection

The Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection is one of the nation's leading research facilities for the study of the history and culture of people of African descent. This collection of over 500,000 items has materials on the global black experience in all formats. 

The Blockson Collection is location in Sullivan Hall.

Area Libraries, Archives, and Primary Source Repositories

The following Philadelphia-area libraries and archives together constitute one of the richest repositories of primary source material in the United States.