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LGBTQ Media Representation: MSP 4425/LGBT 3400 SCRC

A guide to resources available for your course in the Special Collections Research Center

Contact Us

Location and Hours

  • We are located on the ground floor of Paley Library, one level down from the main entrance.
  • Our hours are Monday through Friday, from 12:30 to 5:30 PM
  • No appointment is necessary, but some materials are housed off-site and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve, so plan ahead

Duplication Services

  • Photocopying and high resolution scanning (up to 10 scans) of SCRC materials at no charge for students
  • Duplication fees for non-students can be found here.  

Reading Room Policies

  • Open to the Public
  • SCRC materials must stay in the reading room
  • No food or drink allowed
  • No ink allowed; pencils or laptop computers are OK
  • Cameras are allowed for taking pictures for personal use
  • Bags and jackets must be stored in lockers

Other SCRC Resources

Archival Collections

Digitized Collections

Digitize photographs from our collection can be found here.  The Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Photographs, the Housing Association of The Delaware Valley Photographs, the City Parks Association Photographs  are good starting places for historical photographs of the Philadelphia and the surrounding region.

Newspaper Clippings and Photographs

The clipping and photograph files of the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin and the Philadelphia Inquirer are great resources for getting up to speed on how a particular topic was covered in the popular press at the time.  You can search by subject (“Puerto Ricans” or “Germantown”) or personal names, ("Frank Rizzo").  

For a tutorial on how to request news clippings and photographs see this link

Secondary Sources

For help locating secondary sources, search terms, or subject headings, I recommend contacting your subject specialist, Caitlin Shanley