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Urban Archives

Collected by: Temple University Special Collections

Archived since: Mar, 2014

Description:

Established in 1967, the Urban Archives at the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, document the social, economic, political, and physical development of the greater Philadelphia region throughout the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Resources housed in the Urban Archives include a wide variety of organization records, photographs, news clippings, local TV newsreel footage, pamphlets and reports, city directories, Philadelphia atlases, and Sanborn fire insurance maps. The Urban Archives web archives captures web sites related to the Urban Archives.

Subject:   Politics & Elections Society & Culture African Americans Education -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Housing -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Immigrants -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Social service -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Social Settlements -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Urban renewal

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URL: http://aaunited.org/

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Title: Delaware Valley Archivists Group

URL: http://beta.dvarchivists.org/

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Subject:   Archives -- Delaware River Valley (N.Y.-Del. and N.J.)

Title: Center City Residents Association (Philadelphia, Pa.)

URL: http://centercityresidents.org/

Description: The Center City Residents Association is a non-profit citizens group that works "to protect the unique historical and residential character of our community while encouraging responsible development." Website content changes over time, but the Center City Residents Association website has included information about the organization, committee information, membership information, publications, and a calendar.

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Subject:   Community development -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Citizens' associations--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia Housing--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia Education--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

URL: http://guncrisis.org/

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Subject:   Civil rights Human rights Social action--United States

Title: Junto

URL: http://junto.org/

Description: The Junto, based on an 18th century group founded by Benjamin Franklin, was founded as an adult education organization, and now primarily runs retreats for business leaders. Website content changes over time, but the Junto website has included information about their retreats, links to press articles, and a Twitter feed of tweets about their program.

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Subject:   Education -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

Title: Occupy Philadelphia

URL: http://occupyphilly.org/

Description: Occupy Philadelphia is an ongoing movement located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, part of the international Occupy movement that in 2011 sprang from the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City to call attention to economic and income inequality, corporate greed, and other social problems. Website content changes over time, but the Occupy Philadelphia website has included information about the mission and history of the group, and news about events of interest.

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Subject:   Social action--United States Protest movements

Title: Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations

URL: http://pacdc.org/

Description: The Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations (PACDC) helps "community development groups provide the most effective support for their targeted neighborhoods through public policy and advocacy, technical assistance and training, neighborhood GIS mapping technology support, as well as information sharing and peer-to-peer networking." Website content changes over time, but the PACDC website has included information about the history and mission of the organization, news, member information, policy information, and a calendar of events.

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Subject:   Community development -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

Title: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Philadelphia Branch

URL: http://philadelphianaacp.org/

Description: The Philadelphia Branch of the NAACP is affiliated with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. It institutes and supports legal and other actions in the fields of civil rights, discrimination, education, housing, employment and law enforcement. Website content changes over time, but the Philadelphia NAACP website has included information about the branch, their schedule, and news.

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Subject:   African Americans Education--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia Housing--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Title: Philadelphia Singers

URL: http://philadelphiasingers.org/

Description: The Philadelphia Singers are a regional chorus based in Philadelphia. Website content changes over time, but the Philadelphia Singers website has included information about the organization, its mission, staff and singers, fundraising, and performances.

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Subject:   Arts--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia Choirs (Music) Performing arts

URL: http://poweltonvillage.org/pvca.html

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URL: http://poweltonvillage.org/ridgeway.html

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URL: http://preservationalliance.com/

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Title: Weaver's Way Co-op (Philadelphia, Pa.)

URL: http://weaversway.coop/

Description: Weavers Way is a publicly accessible cooperative food market. Website content changes over time, but the Weavers Way website has included information about the history and mission of the co-op, its stores, products, affiliated farms, news, membership.

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Subject:   Commerce -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

URL: http://www.cedarparkneighbors.org/

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Title: CHOICE

URL: http://www.choice-philadelphia.org/

Description: CHOICE is a "community-based organization dedicated to increasing awareness of and access to reproductive, sexual, and maternal/child health services." In 2015, CHOICE merged with AccessMatters (formerly the Family Planning Council, Philadelphia, Pa.), a long term partner organization. Website content changes over time, but the CHOICE website has included information about the organization, its mission, and its work, outreach and programs, and resources.

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Subject:   Public health--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia Reproductive rights -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

Title: City Parks Association of Philadelphia

URL: http://www.cityparksphila.org/

Description: The City Parks Association encourages "the establishment and maintenance of public parks and open space in the city of Philadelphia.” Website content changes over time, but the City Parks Association website has included information about their mission, events, news, and resources.

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Subject:   Parks--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia City planning--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Title: Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

URL: http://www.dvrpc.org/

Description: The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is an "works to foster regional cooperation in a nine-county, two state area ... to address key issues, including transportation, land use, environmental protection and economic development." Website content changes over time, but the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission website has included information about the commission, its data and products, long range plan, news, and events.

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Subject:   City planning--Pennsylvania Regional planning--Pennsylvania

Title: Fellowship Farm (Pottstown, Pa.)

URL: http://www.fellowship-farm.org/

Description: Fellowship Farm is an "non-profit education & retreat center in interpersonal & intergroup relations dedicated to strengthening individuals, families, schools, teams, and communities from diverse backgrounds." Website content changes over time, but the Fellowship Farm website has included information about the farm and its history, its programs, retreats, membership, donations, and its parent organization, Child Guidance Resource Centers.

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Subject:   Education--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia Civil rights Family social work

URL: http://www.folkloreproject.org/

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Title: Friends Neighborhood Guild

URL: http://www.friendsguild.net/

Description: The Friends Neighborhood Guild social settlement was founded by Quakers in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia in 1879; its mission, “...to serve and respond to the needs of the people in its community, particularly those people who are less able to help themselves.” Website content changes over time, but the Friends Neighborhood Guild website has included information about the history and mission of the organization, available resources, and programs, and photo galleries.

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Subject:   Urban renewal Social Settlements--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia Community centers Housing--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia Public housing--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Title: Friends Housing Cooperative

URL: http://www.friendshousingcooperative.com/

Description: The Friends Housing Cooperative is a Quaker-founded cooperative affordable housing complex located in Northern Liberties in Philadelphia. Website content changes over time, but the Friends Housing Cooperative website has included information about the co-op, avaiable units, and the co-op's newsletter.

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Subject:   Urban renewal Housing--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia Public housing--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Title: Gray Panthers

URL: http://www.graypanthers.org/

Description: The Gray Panthers were founded by Maggie Kuhn in 1970 to "work for social and economic justice and peace for all people” regardless of age. Website content changes over time, but the Gray Panthers website has included information about the history and mission of the organization, local chapters, current projects, and local, national, and international activist efforts.

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Subject:   Human rights Older people--Services for Social action--United States Ageism Women in charitable work Housing

Title: Orchestra Society of Philadelphia

URL: http://www.orchestrasociety.org/

Description: The Orchestra Society of Philadelphia is a reading orchestra that provides "an opportunity for experienced musicians to enjoy the wide variety of orchestral music available." Website content changes over time, but the Orchestra Society website has included information about the organization, schedules, conductors and soloists, and outside resources.

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Subject:   Arts--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia Performing arts Orchestras--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

URL: http://www.philadelphiazoo.org/

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Title: Home and School Council

URL: http://www.philahsc.org/

Description: The Philadelphia Home and School Council is the umbrella organization for the Home and School Associations, which coordinate between parents, teachers, and the administrations in the Philadelphia Public Schools. Website content changes over time, but the Home and School Council website has included information about the organization, news, minutes and information about Home and School Associations, and parent resources.

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Subject:   Education--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Title: Philly Love Notes

URL: http://www.phillylovenotes.com/

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Subject:   Philadelphia (Pa.)--Description and travel

Title: Singing City

URL: http://www.singingcity.org/

Description: Singing City was founded in 1948 by Dr. Elaine Brown as a diverse, integrated choir. The three “pillars” of the organization are “Performance, Community, and Education.” Singing City “strives to be an artistic, social and spiritual force, bringing people together through choral music.” Website content changes over time, but the Singing City website has included information about the history and mission of the choir, performances, auditions, and educational programs.

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Subject:   Arts--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia Choirs (Music) Performing arts

Title: Society Hill Civic Association

URL: http://www.societyhillcivic.org/

Description: The Society Hill Civic Association is a "volunteer organization that strives to enhance the quality of life in Society Hill." Website content changes over time, but the Society Hill Civic Association website has included information about the organization, events, news, its newsletter, neighborhood resources, and calendar.

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Subject:   Citizens' associations--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Title: Spruce Hill Community Association

URL: http://www.sprucehillca.org/

Description: The Spruce Hill Community Association is a "volunteer organization of neighbors committed to strengthening the Spruce Hill community and to enhancing the quality of neighborhood life for all residents." Website content changes over time, but the Spruce Hill Community Association website has included information about the organization, news, events, membership, and publication.

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Subject:   Citizens' associations--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Title: Turning Points for Children (Philadelphia, Pa.)

URL: http://www.turningpointsforchildren.org/

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Subject:   Child Welfare Social service--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Title: Urban Affairs Coalition

URL: http://www.uac.org/

Description: The Urban Affairs Coalition aims to "strengthen nonprofit organizations through fiscal sponsorship, capacity building, and program evaluation; improve life chances for youth and young adults; and provide economic opportunity to low-income households, working families, and disadvantaged businesses." Website content changes over time, but the Urban Affairs Coalition website has included information about the organization and their mission, services, partners, news, publications, and resources.

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Subject:   Community development--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Title: Urban League of Philadelphia

URL: http://www.urbanleaguephila.org/

Description: The Urban League of Philadelphia is a chapter of the National Urban League, which is "historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities." Website content changes over time, but the Urban League of Philadelphia website has included information about the organization and their mission, history, programs, calendar, and fundraising.

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Subject:   Social action--United States Human rights Civil rights African Americans

Title: Congressman Bob Borski

URL: http://wwwa.house.gov/borski/

Description: Robert (Bob) Borski was a Democratic Congressman from Pennsylvania, from 1983 until 2003. Website content changes over time, but Robert Borski's website has included information about Borski himself, his views on issues, and contact information.

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Subject:   Legislators--Pennsylvania

Title: American Anti-Vivisection Society

URL: https://aavs.org/

Description: The American Anti-Vivisection Society is a non-profit animal advocacy and educational organization with the mission of "ending experimentation on animals in research, testing, and education." Website content changes over time, but the American Anti-Vivisection Society website has included information about how animals are used in research and the alternatives, the mission of the organization, and their work.

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Subject:   Animal welfare

URL: https://brokeinphilly.org

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URL: https://clsphila.org

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Title: Community Legal Services of Philadelphia

URL: https://clsphila.org/

Description: Community Legal Services of Philadelphia provides free legal services to low income Philadelphia residents. Website content changes over time, but the CLS website has included information about the organization and its mission, services, news, events, and fundraising.

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Subject:   Poor--Services for Legal assistance--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

URL: https://critpath.org/

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Title: AIDS Library (Philadelphia, Pa.)

URL: https://fight.org/wp-signup.php?new=www.aidslibrary.org/

Description: The AIDS Library in Philadelphia provides "delivery of information on HIV, such as treatments, nutrition, and history of the pandemic, and referrals to regional and national resources," through provision of books, periodicals, medical journals, videos, and internet access. Website content changes over time, but the AIDS Library website has included information about the mission of the organization and their programs, and access to their online catalog and online informational resources.

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Subject:   AIDS (Disease) Community centers Human rights

URL: https://namle.net

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Title: Nationalities Service Center

URL: https://nscphila.org/

Description: The Nationalities Service Center "provides social, educational and legal services to immigrants and refugees in the Greater Philadelphia area." Website content changes over time, but the NSC website has included information about its history and mission, services and programs, and news.

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Subject:   Emigration and immigration Immigrants--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

URL: https://philadelphiahsc.org

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Title: American Planning Association. Pennsylvania Chapter

URL: https://planningpa.org/

Description: The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association "provides leadership in the development of vital communities by advocating excellence in community planning through education, empowerment, partnership, and public policy." Website content changes over time, but the APA Pennsylvania Chapter website has included information about their missing, leadership, events, advocacy, publications, and external resources.

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Subject:   City planning--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Title: Settlement Music School

URL: https://settlementmusic.org

Description: The Settlement Music School is "the largest community school of the arts in the United States." Website content changes over time, but the Settlement Music School website has included information about the school, its branches and programs, news, and calendar.

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Subject:   Arts--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia Performing arts Education -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

Title: West Mount Airy Neighbors

URL: https://sites.google.com/wman.net/wman/home

Description: The West Mount Airy Neighbors seek to improve the quality of life in the neighborhood, and to "sustain West Mt. Airy as a racially integrated community." Website content changes over time, but the West Mount Airy Neighbors website has included information about the organization and its mission, issues, programs and events, and the history of the area.

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Subject:   Community development -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Education--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia Housing--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia Citizens' associations--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

URL: https://smithplayground.org/

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Title: AccessMatters

URL: https://www.accessmatters.org/

Description: AccessMatters (formerly the Family Planning Council) advocates for sexual and reproductive health care in the Philadelphia area. In 2015, CHOICE, a "community-based organization dedicated to increasing awareness of and access to reproductive, sexual, and maternal/child health services" merged with AccessMatters. Website content changes over time, but the AccessMatters website has included information about their mission, programs, resources, services, and fundraising.

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Subject:   Public health--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia Reproductive rights -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

Title: American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania

URL: https://www.aclupa.org/

Description: The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Pennsylvania is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to defending individual rights in Pennsylvania. Website content changes over time, but the ACLU of Pennsylvania website has included information about the history and mission of the organization, its current issues, news, resources, information about other chapters, and about how to become involved with the chapter.

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Subject:   Human rights Civil rights

Title: Anna Crusis Women's Choir

URL: https://www.annacrusis.org

Description: The Anna Crusis Women's Choir is the longest running feminist choir in the United States founded in 1975. Headquartered in Philadelphia, the choir works “to celebrate the diversity of women's lives and culture; to find communion; to nurture and sustain; to comfort and to heal; to open hearts and minds; and to struggle together for a just and compassionate world.” Website content changes over time, but the Anna Crusis website has included information about the organization, its mission, and history; audition and event information; an online store; and donation and volunteer options.

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Subject:   Choirs (Music) Performing arts

Title: East Mount Airy Neighbors

URL: https://www.eastmountairy.org/

Description: The East Mount Airy Neighbors Association (EMAN) is a neighborhood improvement organization. Website content changes over time, but the EMAN website has included information about the history and mission of the organization, news, and a calendar of events.

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Subject:   Community development -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Education--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia Housing--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia Citizens' associations--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

URL: https://www.isa.org/philadelphia/

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Title: National Association of Social Workers. Pennsylvania Chapter

URL: https://www.nasw-pa.org/

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Subject:   Mental health facilities Social service--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Title: Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

URL: https://www.philaculture.org/

Description: The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance works to promote "the growth of arts organizations and their audiences" in the Philadelphia area. Website content changes over time, but the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance website has included information about its mission and programs, its members, news, and a link to its job bank.

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Subject:   Arts--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Title: Philadelphia Zoo

URL: https://www.philadelphiazoo.org/Lightbox.aspx

Description: The Philadelphia Zoo was the first Zoo in the United States. The zoo has an active breeding program and is one of the premier zoos in the country. Website content changes over time, but the Philadelphia Zoo website has included information about its animals and exhibits, programs, visitation, conservation efforts, and membership.

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Subject:   Zoos--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Title: Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks

URL: https://www.philalandmarks.org/

Description: The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks "inspires people to engage with history by preserving our unique historic sites and by providing related historical, educational and cultural programming." Website content changes over time, but the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks website has included information about the organization, houses preserved, events and programs, site rentals, and donations.

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Subject:   Historic Preservation

URL: https://www.philaparks.org/

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Title: Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania

URL: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-southeastern-pennsylvania

Description: Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania has as its mission "to protect and enhance reproductive freedom, to increase access to reproductive health services and information, and to promote sexual health." Website content changes over time, but the Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania website has included information about the organization, training and education programs, donating, and information for patients.

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Subject:   Public health--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Title: Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia

URL: https://www.pubintlaw.org/

Description: The Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia is a law firm serving "to address laws, policies and practices that perpetuate discrimination, inequality and poverty." Website content changes over time, but the Committee of Seventy website has included information about the organization, news, projects, publications, and fundraising.

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Subject:   Human rights Civil rights Poor--Services for Legal assistance--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Title: Committee of Seventy

URL: https://www.seventy.org/

Description: The Committee of Seventy is committed to "combating corruption in Philadelphia." Website content changes over time, but the Committee of Seventy website has included information about the organization, on elected officials, candidates, and polling places, news about political issues, and links to publications by the organization.

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Subject:   Political participation--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Title: Tasty Baking Company

URL: https://www.tastykake.com/

Description: The Tasty Baking Company is a Philadelphia-based baking company, makers of "Tasty Kakes" and other pastries. Website content changes over time, but the Tasy Baking Company website has included information about the company, products, a historical timeline, and recipes.

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Subject:   Commerce -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Bakers and bakeries -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

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