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Sunday, July 29, 2012

News archives will bring Philadelphia history into focus at Temple University (USA)

The history of 20th Century Philadelphia just came into sharper focus at Temple University. The university's Urban Archives, a collection that charts the social, cultural and political history of the city, is now home to the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News archives from 1900 to 2005. The archives - the equivalent of more than 675 file cabinets-worth of original clippings, photos, and negatives dating roughly from 1900 to 2005 - were transferred to Temple in June by Interstate General Media, the newspapers' parent company, as the organization moved from 400 North Broad Street to a new headquarters at 801 Market Street. Temple's Urban Archives, part of the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC), also house the Evening Bulletin, 6ABC, and KYW-TV archives, making it one of the most significant primary resources available on city and regional history

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