The DPLA contains of 40 millions images, documents, and sounds from museums and libraries throughout the United States. You can both browse and search. For example, you can search for "Philadelphia" and then use the subject filter to limit results to "Civil Rights."
Relevant collections include "African American Communities" and "Slavery, Abolition, and Social Justice. The databases reproduce letters, diaries, government records, illustrations and other materials drawn from museum and library collections. Is is more effective to search within individual collections rather than in the whole database.
Includes materials documenting Civil Rights activism in Philadelphia, photographs of African-American life in Philadelphia by John W. Mosley, NAACP Philadelphia branch, and materials from the newspaper the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin.
Artwork done by Thrash, an African-American artist who lived most of his life in Philadelphia, under the auspices of the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s. Not all the images are identified by location, but some are recognizably Philadelphia.
The museum is committed to telling the story of African Americans in all its permutations: family life, the Civil Rights movement, arts and entertainment, sports, medicine, architecture, politics, religion, law and technology. The AAMP currently houses four galleries and an auditorium, each of which offer exhibitions anchored by one of our three dominant themes: the African Diaspora, the Philadelphia Story, and the Contemporary Narrative.
Provides historical maps of the city via a Google Maps viewer. Layers can be combined and viewed together. Click "Interactive Maps Viewer" to get started. Includes digitized versions of several late 19th century Philadelphia atlases and surveys.
Free registration required for searching. Brings together the collections, data, images and professional expertise of The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania Architectural Archives, the Philadelphia Historical Commission, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and several local cultural institutions, enabling free access to information on the built environment of the five-county Philadelphia area.
Provides information from the U.S. Census and several city agencies on a variety of topics, including housing, population, land use, utilities, and more. Census information is from 2000; other city information is more recent. A project of the Cartographic Modeling Lab at the University of Pennsylvania.
Offers access to reports and interactive maps for the U.S. Census (1790-present), World Development Indicators (1960-2013), and Eurostat (European Union data), among others. A project of Queens College, sponsored by the New York Times and the National Science Foundation.