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Cobbs Creek Open House: Virtual GSI Walking Tour and Oral History

The Philadelphia Water Department will debut a new virtual “walking tour” showcasing major green upgrades planned for the Cobbs Creek Parkway during an open house event at the Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library. Cobbs…

A Tale of Two Sister Cities: Photographs from Philadelphia and Tianjin, China

Since 1979, Philadelphia and Tianjin, China have been sister cities. This photography exhibition explores the connections and difference between these two vibrant cultural capitals. Through 60 original images displayed alongside…

Notable African Americans From Philadelphia

Notable African Americans from the City of Brotherly Love.

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Philadelphia Inquirer Digital Archive 1860-2001

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

BusinessDecision

Based on Synergos Technologies, Inc. (STI) data and mapping technologies, BusinessDecision combines extensive consumer household data, market segmentation data, population forecasts and demographic data with state of the art mapping…

Archive-It

Archive-It, a web archiving service, to collect and store the websites of Philadelphia government agencies and selected cultural institutions, such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the American Philosophical Society. You can search…

Zinzi Clemmons | What We Lose

A cofounder and former publisher of Apogee Journal and a contributing editor for Literary Hub , Zinzi Clemmons has had work published in a variety of literary magazines, including Zoetrope: All Story, The Paris Review Daily , and…

Joe Beddia | Pizza Camp: Recipes from Pizzeria Beddia

In conversation with Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit Joe Beddia is the owner and chef of Philly’s own Pizzeria Beddia, named by Bon Appétit as the best pizza in America. This distinction is not surprising, considering that he devoted the…

Wendy Lesser | You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn

“Consistently engaging, sly, witty, understated…and written with simple elegance” ( The New York Observer ), Wendy Lesser’s many essay collections, works of fiction, and edited volumes include The Pagoda in the Garden, Room for Doubt ,…

James Rahn with Diane McKinney-Whetstone and Tom Teti | Rittenhouse Writers: Reflections on a Fiction Workshop

The founder and head of the Rittenhouse Writers’ Group for its nearly 30-year existence, James Rahn has made this venerable workshop one of America’s longest running and most prestigious. His eponymous memoir of the group details not…

Elizabeth LaBan and Melissa DePino | Pretty Little World

In conversation with John Timpane Elizabeth LaBan  is the author of The Restaurant Critic’s Wife , The Tragedy Paper , and  The Grandparents Handbook . She teaches fiction writing at the University of Pennsylvania and her work has…

Erica Armstrong Dunbar | Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

Named the first director of the Program in African American History at the Library Company of Philadelphia, Erica Armstrong Dunbar is a professor of Black American Studies and History at the University of Delaware. She has contributed…

Robb Armstrong | Fearless: A Cartoonist’s Guide to Life

Coming from “one of the country’s hottest young cartoonists” ( People ), Robb Armstrong’s Jump Start is the most widely syndicated daily comic strip by an African American in history. Appearing in more than 300 newspapers in eight…