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This document is from the papers of Captain Robert Kirkwood of Newark, Delaware, who served in the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War. Military records in this collection name officer appointments, muster rolls, subsistence rolls, and…

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This photograph and accompanying caption are a depiction of a protest blocking Devereaux ave in face of looming development of that street. This protest and proposed development are a result of Philadelphia growing exponentially during and after…

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This list of officers of the Delaware Regiment is from the papers of Captain Robert Kirkwood of Newark, Delaware, who served in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. Military records in this collection name officer appointments,…

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The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) is an activist group working to end the HIV/AIDS crisis through direct action. ACT UP Philadelphia, founded in 1988, was the second chapter of the national organization.

These pamphlets oppose operations on live animals for scientific research. The writings in the pamphlets condemn vivisection, sometimes going into graphic details, as well as providing evidence of its uselessness in scientific research. Some are…

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…

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Printed materials relating to gay and lesbian issues and organizations, and audiovisual material that documents attitudes and strategies prevalent in the Homophile Movement in the 1960s and 1970s. Gittings was instrumental in lobbying the American…

Richardson Dilworth served as president of the Philadelphia Board of Education during the years of 1965-1972, a period full of controversy due to implementation of new policies for school integration.

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The Bryn Mawr Summer School brought working women, approximately 100 each year, to Bryn Mawr's campus for eight weeks. Mostly of Southern and Eastern European and African American background, the students generally had little formal education; the…

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In 1971, anti-war activists broke into the FBI Office in Media, PA and stole documents showing that the FBI was spying on ordinary Americans who had committed no crimes. This collection was donated by former Washington Post reporter Betty Medsger,…
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