Temple University - Urban Archives
The Urban Archives was established in 1967 to document the social, economic, and physical development of the Philadelphia area from the mid-19th century to the present. The Archives functions as a repository for organizational records and related materials, and as a research facility for those interested in urban studies. The Archives collections are particularly strong in areas involving social service organizations, unions, housing development, community organizations, and contain many records from organizations involved with African Americans, education, and crime. The Archives also contains the photo archives of the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Evening Bulletin. A large number of images are available through an online catalogue, Digital Diamond.
Limited reference service is provided by the Archives staff. Please check ahead before visiting.