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Beginning in 1882 the Indian Rights Association was one of the most important organizations establishing and influencing American Indian policy in the 20th century. The IRA helped numerous tribes and Nations in their quest to overcome the many…

Woman Organized Against Rape (also known as WOAR) was established as a non-profit in 1973. It's mission was to:
"eliminate all forms of sexual violence through specialized treatment services, comprehensive prevention education programs, and advocacy…

The Seal of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society
This collection is a very important resource for the study of resistance to slavery in Philadelphia and the surrounding region from the colonial era to the present day.

Founded in 1775 by Anthony Benezet, the Pennsylvania Abolition Society had as…

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The Molly Maguires were purported to be an Irish-American secret organization with labor union roots, which sought violent retribution primarily against the coal and railroad industries. The Reading Company records include materials on the Molly…

The Liberation News Service (known as LNS) was established in 1967 with the purpose of providing underground, independent news from a radically left perspective. Photos, articles, publications, etc. were collected from a variety of independent…

A gun battle and confrontation on May 13, 1984 between the MOVE organization and Philadelphia’s City Government, which left 11 MOVE members dead and 61 homes destroyed. This event portrays one of the most controversial events in Philadelphia’s modern…

Records of the Austro-American Relief Society of Philadelphia, Pa., mainly documenting its charitable work from 1916 to 1941, including fundraising in behalf of war relief for Austro-Hungarian and German civilians and prisoners of war during and…

Over the course of his career, American sculptor George Grey Barnard (1863-1938) built a reputation both as an artist and collector of Medieval art and architecture. Following World War I, Barnard conceived of a monument to protest the war and…

The Catholic Worker began in 1933 was a collaboration between Dorothy Day, a former Communist and Peter Maurin, a former Christian Brother and Peasant. Initially, it was a Newspaper published out of Brooklyn, meant to demonstrate the connections…

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Historical materials from Philadelphia-area LGBT organizations from the 1970s and 1980s. Avicolli Mecca was involved in many Philadelphia-area Gay rights organizations and was a writer and editor for the Philadelphia Gay News. He used these…
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