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Philadelphia Inquirer negatives


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

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Temple University Libraries Special Collections Research Center. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Founded in 1829, the Philadelphia Inquirer is the third oldest surviving daily newspaper in the United States.

The collection is comprised of negatives and photographs from the Philadelphia Inquirer, 1920-2002. The bulk of the collection consists of daily files of negatives. Most include information about the photographer and subject; some have caption cards. There are some glass plate negatives, primarily from the 1930s and 1940s, some undated, as well as a small section of prints and contact sheets arranged alphabetically by subject. The collection also includes photographer assignment books covering the period 1937 to 1971. The books document daily assignments, including photographer and subject. In addition, there is an index file of photographers (listing photos taken) from 1977 to 1985. There is presently no index to the negatives.

Temple University Libraries Special Collections Research Center
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This collection-level EAD record is a product of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL) Consortial Survey Initiative, which was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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The collection is open for research.

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