Posts in “digital-collections” (42)

The Philadelphia Colored Directory , a handbook of religious, social, political, professional, business activities of the Negroes of Philadelphia, was compiled by R. (Richard) R. (Robert) Wright,… continue reading

By Renee G.   October 6, 2017    3

Much has been written in academic journals about the need to increase access to special collections in public libraries, museums, and universities. This topic is particularly relevant to the … continue reading

By Joe S.   May 5, 2017   

Katherine Milhous (1894-1977) wore many hats in her time: a supervisor for the Federal Art Project ; an artist for the Pennsylvania Art Project (a subsidiary of the Federal Art Project, which… continue reading

By Chris B.   April 7, 2017   

The Free Library of Philadelphia has digitized over 41,000 items from our extensive collections and is constantly adding more every day. Current collections include Charles Dickens , the Fine Arts… continue reading

By Victoria G.   March 6, 2017    1

The Print and Picture Collection is happy to announce the addition of over 100 photographic images by William Rapp to our  Historical Images of Philadelphia  digital… continue reading

By Laura S.   August 29, 2016   

The Free Library has been hard at work upgrading our website again to make it more user-friendly, encourage exploration, and offer better customer service. Today, we are launching our newly… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 2, 2016   

Andrew Carnegie was born in 1835 and grew up poor in Scotland. When he was 12 years old his father moved the family to Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh, where young Andy got a… continue reading

By Kim B.   June 11, 2015    1

Last week’s deadly train derailment in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia was eerily similar to a crash that happened at the same junction on Labor Day in 1943. The 1943 accident… continue reading

By David N.   May 21, 2015   

Want to learn how to download some of nearly 120,000 ebooks to your new Kindle or Nook? Looking to discover all the hidden features of your new iPad, e-reader, smart phone, or tablet? Can’t… continue reading

By Michelle S.   December 11, 2014   

[ Editorial Note: This is the sixth and final edition of a six part series intended to demonstrate for teachers and students the use of special Free Library of Philadelphia resources for… continue reading

By Adam F.   December 10, 2014    1

[ Editorial Note: This is the fifth of a six part series intended to demonstrate for teachers and students the use of special Free Library of Philadelphia resources for conducting research into… continue reading

By Adam F.   December 5, 2014    3

[ Editorial Note: This is the fourth of a six part series intended to demonstrate for teachers and students the use of special Free Library of Philadelphia resources for conducting research into… continue reading

By Adam F.   December 4, 2014   

[ Editorial Note: This is the second of a six part series intended to demonstrate for teachers and students the use of special Free Library of Philadelphia resources for conducting research into… continue reading

By Adam F.   December 2, 2014   

[ Editorial Note: This is the first of a six part series intended to demonstrate for teachers and students the use of special Free Library of Philadelphia resources for conducting research into… continue reading

By Adam F.   December 1, 2014    1

We’re excited to share our newly digitized Oscar Wilde manuscripts, part of the rich collection of literary manuscripts and first editions in the Rare Book Department. The draft of The… continue reading

By Samantha M.   November 25, 2014    2

In case you didn't know, the Free Library has an ever-expanding collection of interactive online exhibitions featured on our website, with topics ranging from science fiction and brewing beer… continue reading

By Peter SM   January 17, 2014   

If you haven't viewed our Extras page in a while, we've recently updated it again with some new autumn-themed digital images from our various digital collections , including our vast… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 8, 2013   

With the fall season upon us, students, their teachers, and their principals have recently returned to school.  In the School District of Philadelphia, each of those groups face immense… continue reading

By Adam F.   September 18, 2013   

If you have a moment, I’d like to introduce you to Carl Friederich Egelmann, or Charles Frederick Egelmann as he came to be known in America.  He was born in Neuenkirchen, Germany on… continue reading

By Del-Louise M.   July 17, 2013    7

In our continual effort to better serve you, a team of librarians has recently taken a fresh look at our many electronic resources and databases, and has recommended some changes. Public… continue reading

By Jamie W.   May 15, 2013    32