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Philip S. Benjamin professional papers


Held at: Temple University Libraries Special Collections Research Center [Contact Us]1210 Polett Walk, Philadelphia, PA, 19122

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Philip Benjamin completed his Ph.D. in history at Columbia University. His dissertation, entitled Philadelphia Quakers in the Industrial Age, 1865-1920, was published in revised form in 1976. Benjamin was an assistant professor of American history at Temple University between 1968 and 1974. He also served as first director of the Urban Archives at Temple, 1968-1972.

The focus of the papers of this American historian is the materials associated with his dissertation, Philadelphia Quakers in the industrial age, 1865-1920. The materials include several handwritten chapters, typescripts, research data, and reviews of the subsequent book by the same title. The collection also contains notes and lectures for courses taught by Benjamin in the areas of immigration and the Afro-American experience. Also included are clippings, data cards, correspondence, and journal articles.

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