Online Guides

Access to collections is determined by the Protocols for the University Archives and Records Center.

Collection guides are listed under eight general categories:

Note that full guides are available online for the bulk of the University Archives' processed collections; rough inventories are also found online for many collections which have not been fully processed. Please contact us for information about collections not found online.

Cover of George E. Nitzsche's 1918 book on the University of Pennsylvania


Collections overview

Collection guides online

Classification system for a detailed listing as well as the organization of collections

OCLC WorldCat and the University Library's on-line catalog Franklin include all collections and printed materials processed after 1986

Guide to the Archives General Collection, 1740-1820, includes all collections from the University's first decades