Archives Collections

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Finding aids help researchers locate information within an archival collection.

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About the Archives
The Archives contains the park's administrative and resource management records as well as donated manuscript collections.

The collections consist of approximately 2,000 linear feet of processed textual materials; 90,000 photographs in all formats; and 20,000 maps, plans, and drawings.

Selected Independence National Historical Park Finding Aids
The Archives uses a variety of tools to help users locate information within archival collections. Finding aids are documents that consolidate information about an archival collection and include an inventory of the collection's series and folders. We are presently making available online electronic versions of the park's recently processed and updated finding aids. These represent only a portion of the available archival material held by Independence National Historical Park.

The Archives organizes park records into "record groups" according to the organizational unit of the park that created them. The Archives also collects donated manuscript materials and organizational records that relate to the history and interpretive focus of the park.

Please contact Archives' staff for additional information and research assistance.

Last updated: September 23, 2016

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Philadelphia, PA 19106



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