A newly published book from Temple University Press, Global Philadelphia: Immigrant Communities, Old and New, provides a comprehensive overview of the processes and consequences of immigration to Philadelphia over time. Each of the 12 chapters focuses on a specific group and time period, and together the essays examine immigrant experiences in comparative and historical perspective. Editors and contributors to the book will participate in this panel discussion about why immigrants move to Philadelphia, how these new residents adapt and form communities, and the impact on the city’s social and cultural landscape. To view HSP's full calendar of events, click here.
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Historical Society of Pennsylvania
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is one of the oldest historical societies and one of the largest family history libraries in the nation. Following a complete merger with the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, HSP is also a leading repository of immigrant and ethnic history. It is second only to the Library of Congress for material on the nation’s founding and is the country’s third most popular destination for genealogical study. With approximately 21 million records including manuscripts, graphics, and books that span over 350 years of history, HSP is an invaluable resource for historical research.
HSP serves thousands of on-site visitors each year. It also offers a research-by-mail service and extensive online resources, including a library catalog, finding aids, digital collection, and curricular materials. HSP hosts educator workshops and public programs, and publishes a quarterly scholarly journal. To learn more about HSP or to become a member, visit us at www.hsp.org.