SHCY 2017 CONFERENCE
Transition, Transaction, and Transgression

June 21-23, 2017
Rutgers University – Camden, New Jersey
Conference Theme: Transition, Transaction, and Transgression

Register

Registration is now active through Rutgers University’s registration system.

Registration Fees will be:

SHCY Members  –  $200
Non-members  –  $250
Graduate Students  – $70

After April 15, all registrations fees will be $250.

Unfortunately, there are no graduate student travel grants available at this time. However, the SHCY Executive Committee awarded generous funding to the Conference Organizers which permitted a substantial reduction of registration fees for all graduate students.

Banquet Dinner  –  $50
The banquet is optional and limited to 150 guests.  It will be held at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.  Shuttle transportation will be provided.

On-campus dormitory accommodations will cost $47 a night.  This includes a linen package.  We have reserved an unlimited number of rooms.

Please do review the Accommodations section of the website for other hotel options. There is a large conference occurring in Philadelphia concurrently with SHCY, so we strongly recommend that you book accomodations as soon as possible.

Program

Click here for a preliminary conference program.

Keynote Speakermilanich

The Program Committee is thrilled to announce that Dr. Nara Milanich, Associate Professor of History at Barnard College, Columbia University will deliver the Keynote Address.  Dr. Milanich’s talk is entitled Innocents Abroad: Borders, Citizenship and What Children’s Historians Can Tell Us about the World Today.

Dr. Milanich is a scholar of modern Latin America whose interests include the comparative histories of family, gender, childhood, reproduction, law, and social inequality.

Her book, Children of Fate: Childhood, Class, and the State in Chile, 1850-1930 (Duke University Press, 2009), was awarded the SHCY Grace Abbott Book Award in 2009.

Conference Banquet

Our conference will be held on the campus of Rutgers University Camden.  However, we wanted to get you across the river to Philadelphia at least once! So the conference banquet on Thursday evening will be held at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Founded in 1824, HSP is one of the oldest historical societies in the US.  Find out more about HSP at https://hsp.org/  – you might well have some archival work to do before dinner.

The banquet will cost $50.00 for a cocktail hour and sit-down dinner. Transportation from Camden will be provided as needed.

Hotels & Travel

Philadelphia

Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing
201 South Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA

Rate: $229 per night plus tax

Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel
One Dock Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Rate:  $229 per night plus tax

New Jersey

Holiday Inn Philadelphia – Cherry Hill
2175 Marlton Pike West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Rate: $99 per night plus tax

Crowne Plaza Philadelphia – Cherry Hill
2349 Marlton Pike West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Rate: $129 per night plus tax

 

Campus Housing

The Camden Tower

We have made affordable accommodations available in our newly renovated dorms right on campus. You can book our dorm facilities when you register for the conference. Rooms will be available from Tuesday, June 20 to Saturday, June 24 at the cost of $47 per night.

The ten-story Camden Tower features forty-two furnished and carpeted suites, each having three bedrooms.  All beds are sized twin extra long. The guests in each suite share a living room, vanity area and bathroom. Each suite has controls for heat and air conditioning, high-speed wireless internet, and digital satellite television access in all bedrooms and the living room.  Ample gathering space exists on each floor of the building where guests can meet to socialize, study in groups, or find a quiet place alone. Additionally, there is a large lounge space on the first floor ideal for group meetings, a cardio fitness room on the first floor that is open 24 hours per day, a pool table on the fifth floor, a weight lifting room on the sixth floor, and a laundry room on the first floor that is included in the room rate.  The Tower building has one entrance that is monitored by Rutgers security 24 hours per day.

A virtual tour is available here.

Transportation

AIRPORT – Camden is reached by air most easily via the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)-https://www.phl.org/  though it is also possible to fly into New York City or Newark, NJ.

AMTRAK – Philadelphia is a main stop on the Northeast Corridor of AMTRAK  https://www.amtrak.com/home  and also accessible via New Jersey Transit www.njtransit.com.  Camden can be reached via the River Line from Trenton, and the NJT Northeast Corridor from New York City (via Philly).

SEPTA – Public transportation in Philadelphia is operated by SEPTA  www.septa.org.   There are regular trains from the airport to Center City, a subway (the blue Market-Frankfort Line) that runs across town, as well as numerous buses – in case you want to plan some tourist activities. Unfortunately, the SEPTA and PATCO systems are not interlinked, so you need to buy separate tickets for them. It is easy, however to move from one train to the other at 8th & Market Streets.  For a map click here.

PATCO – Once you are in Philadelphia, use PATCO to get to Camden. www.ridepatco.org.  Campus is located at the first stop on the New Jersey side of the river, City Hall. From there, it’s just two blocks to campus. Below:  PATCO Rail Map

patco-map-1

RIVER LINE – The light rail connects Camden to Trenton and the Trenton Transit Station (which connects to the NE Corridor). For map click here.

SHUTTLE BUS – We will provide shuttle buses to campus from the New Jersey hotels. We encourage you to book your accommodations early, as there are many events, conferences, and tourist activities in Philly during the summer months.

INDEGO – For anyone staying in Philly, and up for adventure, we recommend the Philly Bike Share system, INDEGO.  https://www.rideindego.com/.   It’s easy to sign up, grab a bike and enjoy the town and trails along Philly’s “other” river,  the Schuylkill and the fabulous Fairmount Park.

Restaurants

Philadelphia Restaurants

There are many wonderful restaurants in Philadelphia. Visit www.vistphilly.com/restaurants-dining/ for a complete list.

As a reminder, there are serveral other events going on in Philadelphia the same time as this conference, so making your dinner reservations early is encouraged.

Along the PATCO

Fado Irish Pub Philadelphia ($$)
1500 Locust St.
“Irish pub serves traditional fare with solid beer lineup, lots of nooks & crannies, DJs on weekends”
http://www.fadoirishpub.com/philadelphia/main-menu/

Indeblue ($$)
205 S. 13th St.
“Modern & traditional Indian fare plus a tasting menu, vegetarian eats & brunch served in sleek digs.”
http://www.indebluerestaurant.com/philadelphia-pa/menu/dinner

Good Dog Bar ($$)
224 S. 15th St.
“Hip bar serving craft beer & signature blue-cheese burgers on 3 pooch-themed floors”
http://www.gooddogbar.com/#section-food

Jose Pistola’s ($)
263 S. 15th St.
“Creative Mexican fare spiced with choice of salsa & discounted margarita pitchers during happy hour.”
http://www.josepistolas.com/menu.cfm

Little Nonna’s ($$)
1234 Locust St.
“Traditional Italian dishes delivered in a homey trattoria setting with an open kitchen & a garden.”
http://littlenonnas.com/Menus.html

Walking Distance from Independence Hall

Red Owl Tavern ($$)
433 Chestnut St.
“Industrial/rustic American restaurant & upscale deli near Independence Hall & other sights.”
http://www.redowltavern.com/menus/food-drinks.htm

Jones ($$)
700 Chestnut St.
“Family-friendly eatery/lounge where American comfort-food staples are served up in a retro setting.”
http://jonesrestaurant.me/menu/

La Colombe Coffee ($)
100 S. Independence Mall W #110
“Trendy cafe serving house-brand artisanal coffee, pastries & snacks in a sleek space”
https://www.lacolombe.com/pages/cafes

Morimoto ($$$)
723 Chestnut St.
“Omakase & other Japanese creations emerge from an Iron Chef in a sleek, color-changing setting.”
http://www.morimotorestaurant.com/

City Tavern ($$)
138 S. 2nd St.
“A reconstructed Colonial tavern where servers in period dress deliver old-fashioned American fare”
https://www.citytavern.com/menu/

Amada ($$$)
217-219 Chestnut St.
“Iron Chef Jose Garces puts a modern spin on tapas at this contemporary Spanish spot with warm decor.”
http://philadelphia.amadarestaurant.com/menu

Walking Distance from Mural Arts

Ishkabibble’s ($)
337 South St.
“Cheesesteaks, hoagies & more plus a lemonade/grape juice fusion drink served from a takeout window.”
http://www.philacheesesteak.com/menu.html

Famous 4th Street Delicatessen ($$)
700 S. 4th St.
“Famous Philadelphia delicatessen establishment for more than 80 years.”
http://www.famous4thstreetdelicatessen.com/index_flash.html

Twisted Tail ($$)
509 S. 2nd St.
“Philadelphia charcoal bistro offers innovative, Southern-inspired comfort food with daily live Blues music, and some of Philadelphia’s best bourbon selections”
http://www.thetwistedtail.com/menus/

Walking Distance from Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Trio ($$$)
2601 Pennsylvania Ave
“Triple-story BYOB restaurant serving Thai-Asian fusion cuisine indoors or on the outdoor deck.”
http://triobyob.com/2016/index.php/menu/

La Calaca Feliz ($$)
2321 Fairmount Ave.
“This contemporary Mexican cantina serves creative takes on traditional cuisine amid whimsical decor.”
http://www.lacalacafeliz.com/food.html

Pizzeria Vetri ($$)
1939 Callowhill St.
“Bustling, industrial-style space serving Neapolitan pizza from its custom-built oven, plus drinks.”
http://www.pizzeriavetri.com/menu

Sabrina’s Cafe & Spencer’s Too ($$)
1804 Callowhill St.
“Relaxed New American cafe with a devoted following for its breakfast & brunch offerings.”
http://sabrinascafe.com/menus/

McCrossen’s Tavern ($$)
529 N 20th St.
“European & American fare paired with craft beer in a brick-lined gastropub that also serves brunch.”
http://www.mccrossens.com/menus

South Jersey Restaurants

Cherry Hill Restaurants

The Market Place at Garden State Park, nestled along the Route 70 corridor at the intersection of Haddonfield Road, offers great places to dine and shop.  The Market Place has the feel of a modern downtown area, but is just minutes away from the hotel.  Enjoy dining in the warm summer breeze on a patio or in the welcoming atmosphere of a bistro.

Caffe Aldo Lamberti
2011 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
http://www.caffelamberti.com/

BRIO Tuscan Grille
Market Place at Garden State Park, 901 Haddonfield Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
http://www.brioitalian.com/index.html

The Cheesecake Factory
931 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
http://www.thecheesecakefactory.com/

Chili’s Grill and Bar
1906 W. Route 70, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
https://www.chilistogo.com/Pages/MenuCategories.aspx?Source=MenuClick

Houlihan’s
2050 Route 70 West, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
http://www.houlihans.com/my-houlihans/cherry-hill

Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar
923 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
http://www.zinburger.com/

Kabuki Japanese Cuisine
Market Place at Garden State Park, 929 Haddonfield Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
http://kabukicherryhill.com/

Mikado Japanese Cuisine
2320 Marlton Pike West, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
http://mikado-us.com/

Red Hot & Blue
2175 Route 70, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
http://redhotandblue.com/cherryhill/

Whole Hog Café
2321 Route 70 West, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
http://www.wholehogcafe.com/

www.sjmagazine.net/food-drink/south-jersey-dining-guide

Collingswood Restaurants

Haddon Avenue which runs right through the heart of Collingswood’s downtown area has a variety of eclectic restaurants from an old-school soda fountain and diner to a chic Asian bistro. Just a short drive from the Cherry Hill hotels, Collingswood’s quaint town, that melds the past with the present, is sure to please even the most discriminating palate.

Bistro di Marino
492 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108
http://www.bistrodimarino.com/

Sabrina’s Café
714 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ 08108
http://sabrinascafe.com/

The Kitchen Consigliere
700 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108
http://www.kitconcafe.com/

Sapori Trattoria Italiana
601 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108
http://www.sapori.info/

Nunzio Ristorante Rustico
706 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ 08108
https://locu.com/places/nunzio-ristorante-rustico-collingswood-us/#menu

IndeBlue Indian Cuisine
619 W. Collings Ave., Collingswood, NJ 08108
http://www.indebluerestaurant.com/

Zeppoli
618 Collings Ave., Collingswood, NJ 08108
http://zeppolirestaurant.com/

The Pop Shop
729 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ 08108
http://www.thepopshopusa.com/

El Sitio Grill & Café
729 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ 08108
http://elsitiocollingswood.com/

L’Oceano Ristorante
833 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ 08108
http://www.loceanoristorante.com/

Villa Barone
735 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108
http://www.villabaronesite.com/

Circles Thai
8 Powell Lane, Collingswood, NJ 08108
http://circlesthai.com/

Indiya
612 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ 08108
http://indiyacollingswood.com/

Tortilla Press
703 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ 08108
http://www.thetortillapress.com/

Rexy’s Restaurant and Bar
700 Black Horse Pike, Collingswood, NJ 08059
http://rexysrestaurant.wixsite.com/rexys

Woksabi
608 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ 08108
http://www.woksabicollingswood.com/

Camden Restaurants

Just a short walk from campus, you can dine overlooking the Philadelphia skyline at The Victor Pub, enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere at Hank’s Grille, or grab a bite at Market Street Pizzeria.

The Victor Pub
One Market Street, Camden, NJ 08102
www.victorspub.com/

Hank’s Grille
201 Market Street (corner of 2nd and Market), Camden, NJ 08102
www.newhanks.com/

Market Street Pizzeria
1 Market Street, Camden, NJ 08102
www.marketstreetpizzeria.com/

Things to Do

Camden, New Jersey

Walt Whitman House (NJ EPA)

A 12-minute walk from the Rutgers Camden campus on Martin Luther King Blvd across the street from the New Jersey Supreme Court.  In 1884, Walt Whitman bought this house on Mickle Street (now called MLK Blvd) and lived there with his housekeeper and friend Mary O. Davis until his death in 1892.  Visit to see this intimate glimpse of the life of the poet and giant of 19th century American culture. Admission is FREE and their hours of operation are Wednesday through Saturday 10 AM-12 PM & 1 PM- 4 PM and Sunday from 1 PM- 4 PM.
http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/historic/whitman/

Battleship New Jersey

A short walk from Rutgers Camden on the East bank of the Delaware River, wades the most decorated battleship: Battleship New Jersey!  Within there is a museum and memorial with exhibits led on a tour route.  Open every day from 9:30 AM until 5 PM. Entry is free for children 4 years of age and younger; adults $21.95, children 5-11 years old $17, veterans $17, and seniors ages 62 and above $17.
http://www.battleshipnewjersey.org/

Adventure Aquarium

A short walk from the Rutgers campus to the waterfront, Adventure Aquarium contains piranha exhibits, sharks, hippopotamus, and African penguins.  They also have a stingray, blue penguin and hippo feedings.  There is also sea turtle time and up close encounters with animals. Open every day 10 AM to 5 PM. General admission includes exhibits like the Shark Bridge, 3D movie, live shows and feeds — $21 for children (ages 2-12) and $28 for adults (ages 13 and up).
http://www.adventureaquarium.com/

Camden County Historical Society

Take bus 403 from the Walter Rand Transit Center or Take the PATCO to Ferry Ave to experience the archives and exhibits of this 118 year-old historical society.  It preserves, collects, studies, and interprets the cultural enrichment of life in Camden County and Southern New Jersey more broadly.  They contain the Camden County Museum and Richard H. Hineline Research Library with 100,000 resource materials for $25/ hour for conducting research or $5 to visit.  The research library is open 10 AM-4:30 PM Wednesday to Friday and Sunday from 12 PM to 3 PM.
http://www.cchsnj.org/

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Experience all that Philadelphia has to offer. Whether you want to explore Philadelphia’s rich history, visit a museum, find a festival, or relax in a park, Philadelphia has you covered.

By the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Logan Square

Art Museum

Whether you want to reenact the run up the “Rocky steps” or take the side entrance to admire diverse and expansive exhibits, come visit the Philadelphia Art Museum at 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  Beside the day-long appreciation of art suggested, therein contains the archives which are by appointment from 1 PM- 4 PM (Tuesday through Friday) in the Perelman Building.  The archives contain “a variety of materials, including corporate records, manuscripts, personal papers, ephemera, scrapbooks, photographs, and artifacts which chronicle the history” the institution.  Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 AM- 5 PM, with Wednesday and Friday closing at 8:45PM.  Wednesday night after 5 PM is pay what you wish. Admission for Adults: $20, Seniors (65 & over): $18, Students (with valid ID): $14, Youth (13–18): $14, Children (12 & under): Free.
http://www.philamuseum.org/

Franklin Institute

At one point of Logan Square on 271 North 21st St., come calculate your carbon footprint, build and test a Mars rover, be an engineer with the massive Baldwin 60000 Locomotive, and see and experience countless others events.  In the mood for an movie?  They also have an IMAX and 3D theater.  Want to experience the encompassing feeling of the night sky?  Within is contained the Fels planetarium with different shows multiple times a day.  Open daily 9:30 AM- 5 PM.  General Admission (not including special exhibits)- Adults (12 years and older): $19.95, Children (ages 3-11): $15.95, Children under 2 years entry: FREE.
https://www.fi.edu/

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Come visit the oldest natural sciences institution in the Western Hemisphere.  Founded in 1812, the Academy served to contain artifacts and samples from expeditions into the western wildernesses.  Turning to a further exploration of the Arctic, Central America, and later Africa and Asia in by the turn of the century; it became part of the Environmental Research Division in 1948. Open Monday-Friday 10 AM- 4:30 PM, Weekends and Holidays 10 AM- 5 PM. Entry for Adults: $15.95; Children (ages 3-12): $11.95; Seniors, Students and Military (all with valid IDs): $12.95.  http://www.ansp.org/

By Olde City (east of Broad Street)

African American Museum in Philadelphia

Come check out the “Audacious Freedom” display at the African American Museum.  Walk through this interactive guide with voice acted avatars of history’s past.  Open Thursday-Saturday from 10 AM -5 PM and Sunday 12 PM- 5 PM.  Admission for Adults: $14, Youth (4-12 yrs.), Students (ID), Senior Citizens: $10, Children under age 4: FREE
http://www.aampmuseum.org/

National Museum of American Jewish History

Come see the establishment of the Jewish community in Philadelphia and the United States at large.  Available exhibits include: “Foundations of Freedom” 1654-1880 to the “Dreams of Freedom” 1880-1945, and finally “Choices and Challenges of Freedom” 1945- Today.  In particular check out their “Childhood” collection which is interspersed throughout their halls.  Open Tuesday- Friday 10 AM- 5 PM, Weekend 10 AM- 5:30 PM, Wednesdays open until 8 PM.  Admission for Adults (22-64): $12, Youth (13-21): $11, Children (12 and under): FREE, Seniors: $11
http://www.nmajh.org/

Independence National Historical Park (National Park Service)

Comprising of various buildings and institutions which house the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Benjamin Franklin Museum, these disparate edifices have their own historical significance to Philadelphia.  Come stroll through these different sites of foundation to the city of brotherly love!  The Liberty Bell Center is open 9 AM- 5 PM daily, the National Constitution Center is open Monday- Saturday 9:30 AM- 5 PM, Sunday 12 PM- 5 PM with admission for Adults: $14.95, Youth (ages 6-18): $11, and Children (ages 5 and under): FREE.  There are many other sites contained in this park, it is suggested that you visit the Independence Visitor Center to get a map and start your adventure!
https://www.nps.gov/inde/planyourvisit/independencevisitorcenter.htm

Philadelphia History Museum

On 15 South 7th Street, the Philadelphia History Museum contains 100,000 objects dating from the 1680s until present day.  They contain African American Collections, pieces from the Balch Institute of Ethnic Studies, as well as pieces from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.  Open Tuesday- Saturday 10:30 AM-4:30 PM.  General admission for Adults: $10, Seniors: $8, Students and Teens (13-18): $6, and Children under 12 years of age: FREE.
http://www.philadelphiahistory.org/

Independence Seaport Museum

Come see Philadelphia from a distinct point of view, maybe from a ship?  Tour the Seaport Museum’s exhibits “Patriots & Pirates” with a full-size Schooner named the Diligence as well as the “Tides of Freedom” covering the African presence on the Delaware River.  Visit the J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library which contains documents, manuscripts and books, all focusing on the maritime culture of the Delaware River Watershed, the Port of Philadelphia and surrounding areas (spanning from the 18th century to the present).  Open daily from 10 AM- 5 PM, Admission is: $16 for Adults, $12 for Seniors (65 & over), $12 for Children (3–12), College Students or Military (active & retired) and  FREE for Children (2 & under).
http://www.phillyseaport.org/

Closer to the Navy Yard

American Swedish Museum

Come explore the oldest Swedish Museum in the United States.  Visit the phenomenally decorated galleries that tell the earliest tales of European colonization and Native American collaboration before the British arrival.  Open Tuesday-Friday 10 AM- 4 PM and Saturday- Sunday 12 PM- 4 PM.  Admission for Adults: $10,Seniors/Students/Military with ID: $7, Children 5-11: $5,Members and Children Under 5: Free
http://www.americanswedish.org/

Navy Yard Walking Tour

A short walk from the AT&T station of the BSL, this is a 2 mile self-guided tour to explore the historical and presently operating spaces of the Navy Yard. Open Monday- Friday from 6 AM- 8 PM
http://www.pidcphila.com/images/uploads/resource_library/The_Navy_Yard_Walking_Tour_and_Visitors_Guide_2015_lo.pdf
http://www.navyyard.org/information-and-directions/walking-tour-visitors-guide/

Tours of Interest:
Mural Arts Tour
https://www.muralarts.org/public-tours/
Philadelphia Sightseeing Tours Inc.
https://www.philadelphiasightseeingtours.com/
Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus Tours
https://www.phillytour.com/

Helpful Links:

www.visitphilly.com

www.discoverphl.com

www.historicphiladelphia.org

www.phillyfunguide.com

 

Research Opportunities

Free Library of Philadelphia free-library

Children’s Literature Research Collection

The Parkway Central branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, (housed in a fabulous beaux-arts building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway), holds a hidden gem – The Children’s Literature Research Collection. In addition to 85,000 children’s books and periodicals, the collection contains dozens of collections of papers from important writers and illustrators. The collection emphasizes juvenile books associated with the Pennsylvania region; books about human sexuality; serial fiction; folk literature; toy and moveable books.

Cotsen Children’s Library – Princeton University

princeton-universityJust fifty miles from Camden, Princeton University houses the Cotsen Children’s Library. The Cotsen Children’s Library is a division of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at Princeton University Library. The collection contains illustrated children’s books, manuscripts, original artwork, prints, and educational toys from the 15th century to the present day.

winterthur-logoWinterthur Museum and Library

Winterthur, located in Wilmington, Delaware, has a collection of more than 100,000 volumes in open stacks adjacent to the main reading room and about 20,000 rare American and European imprints in closed stacks. The collection focuses on the documentation of American household goods and their use, decorative arts and design, and the material culture of everyday life in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries.   See the website for information on travel and research grants.

Temple University Urban Archivestemple

This collection documents the social, economic, political, and physical development of the greater Philadelphia region throughout the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Records include day care centers, school board records, and material from the Philadelphia Society for services to children. The collection features many fine photograph collections, including the Children’s Country Week Association and the Bureau for Colored Children. The Urban Archives also houses an extensive collection of YWCA records.

American Philosophical Society

The APS is America’s first learned society founded in the 18th century and attended by Washington, Jefferson, Hamilton and Franklin. In addition to a museum and library, the APS houses an extensive manuscript collection that includes the papers of Charles Darwin, Franz Boas and Lydia Marie Child, among many others. The collections range from the mid-18th century to the present, with an emphasis on documenting anthropology and its subfields (ethnology, biological anthropology, linguistics, and archaeology), and the life sciences (evolutionary theory, genetics, eugenics, biochemistry, molecular biology, paleontology). SHCY members will find collections focused on child development, language acquisition, motor skills, and nutrition, including early records of institutes for “feeble-minded” and “crippled” children.

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Internationally famous for its Peace Collection, the library extends far beyond a focus on Quaker history to document the history of American social reform. Quakers played prominent roles in almost every major reform movement in American history, including abolition, African-American history, Indian rights, women’s rights, prison reform, humane treatment of the mentally ill, and temperance. The collections also reflect the significant role Friends played in the development of science, technology, education, and business in Britain and America.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

It is impossible to detail the many holdings of the HSP, which houses a collection that runs to over 600,000 books, pamphlets, serials, and microfilm reels; 20 million manuscripts; and over 300,000 graphics items. In 2002, HSP merged with the Balch Institute, making HSP an important repository of Ethnic Studies.  Other collections that might interest SCHY members include the Children’s Aid Society of Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Home for Infants Collection, The Home Missionary Society Collection and the records of the Institute for Colored Youth.