Temple University Special Collections Resource Center (aka Urban Archives) Acquires Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News Archives

Aug 01, 2012


The Philadelphia Media Network has donated the archival collection of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News, from 1900 to 2005, to Temple University’s Special Collection Resources Center which includes the university’s Urban Archives.


A Temple news article written by Eryn Jelesiewicz and posted to the Temple News Page on 25 July 2012 says:


“…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.”


Most important to Philadelphia area genealogists is the fact that these clippings and photos have already been indexed, as reported by Ms. Jelesiewicz:


“…The Inquirer and Daily News clippings and photos were meticulously indexed by both subject and person so that reporters could quickly access background on the stories they were covering. Researchers, in addition to the reporters, can now benefit from that same efficient filing at Temple’s SCRC.”


To read the entire article written by Eryn Jelesiewicz, please visit the Temple News page HERE.


To view finding aids and digital collections of the Temple Special Collections Resource Center, which includes the Temple Urban Archives visit HERE.