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Temple University Special Collections

Archive-It Partner Since: Jan, 2014

Organization Type: Colleges & Universities

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The Special Collections Research Center is the principal repository for and steward of the Libraries’ rare books, manuscripts, archives, and University records. We collect, preserve, and make accessible primary resources and rare or unique materials, to stimulate, enrich, and support research, teaching, learning, and administration at Temple University. SCRC makes these resources available to a broad constituency as part of the University's engagement with the larger community of scholars and independent researchers. Many of the SCRC’s collections documenting the Philadelphia region’s history are found in our Philadelphia Dance Collection, Philadelphia Jewish Archives, and Urban Archives. These Archive-It collections capture the on-line presence of some of the organizations whose archives are preserved by the SCRC. Complete information about the archives is available at .

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Contemporary Culture Collection

Archived since: Sep, 2020


Established in 1969, the Contemporary Culture Collection (CCC) is a source of primary source, printed, and ephemeral material documenting North America social, political, economic and cultural history as it pertains to minority groups, alternative, radical, counterculture, and the fringe dating from the 1960s to the present. The CCC web archives capture sites related to these collections.

Subject:   Arts & Humanities Politics & Elections Society & Culture Counterculture Religion Human rights Civil rights Women -- Political activity Social action -- United States

Jewish Archives

Archived since: Jan, 2014


Acquired by Temple University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center in 2009, the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Collection documents the activities of the greater Philadelphia Jewish community through the personal papers of civic and spiritual leaders and the records of cultural, educational, religious, and social service organizations established and operated by and for the Jewish community. The Jewish Archives web archive captures web sites that complement the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Collection.

Subject:   Society & Culture Jews--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia Education -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Immigrants -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Jews -- Charities Social service -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Synagogues Publishers and publishing Medical care -- Pennsylvania

Open Data Philly

Archived since: Nov, 2016


Open Data Philly is an open data aggregate and portal that includes over 300 datasets from the City of Philadelphia as well as various non-profit organizations and for-profit organizations in the Philadelphia area. This collection was created because Temple University was awarded a Knight Foundation News Challenge Grant to explore the ways libraries can support preservation and long-term access to open civic data through community information portals by using, which is managed by multiple partners, as a testbed. The grant project focused on researching use cases, interviewing stakeholders, testing archiving and preservation prototypes, one of which is Archive-It. This Archive-It collection captures the Open Data Philly website as well as downloadable datasets in various formats.

Subject:   Government Government - Cities Society & Culture Data curation Databases Municipal government--Data processing Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Philadelphia Dance Collection

Archived since: Jan, 2014


Established in 2001, the Philadelphia Dance Collection at the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, documents dance heritage in the Philadelphia region through dance company business records, performance programs and posters, photographs, moving images, sound recordings, and related ephemera. The Philadelphia Dance Collection web archives captures web sites related to the Philadelphia Dance Collection.

Subject:   Arts & Humanities Society & Culture Ballet Dance Dance companies Modern dance Performing arts

Science Fiction Collection

Archived since: Feb, 2023

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Urban Archives

Archived since: Mar, 2014


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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