Personal and Professional Papers

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

Collections of personal and professional papers open for research but without available online collection guides are listed further below.


Online Collection Guides

These guides to the personal and professional papers of the following University administrators, faculty, students, alumni and benefactors are listed in alphabetical order.

This icon indicates a shorter catalog entry hosted on Penn Libraries' Franklin Catalog rather than a full collection guide.


Collections without Online Guides

These collections of personal and professional papers are open for research and have some basic inventory but no online collection guides.

  • Louis Adolphus Duhring Collection, 3 cubic ft.

  • Theodore S. Fetter Memorabilia, 0.25 cubic ft.

  • William J.H. Hough Photographs, ca. 1911, 0.25 cubic ft.

  • George W. Kendrick, Jr. Photo Album, ca. 1860-1900, 1 vol.

  • Esmond Ray Long Collection, 0.25 cubic ft.

  • Albert Burd Mills Papers, 1906-ca. 1910, 0.25 cubic ft.

  • Roy Franklin Nichols Papers, 1906-1976, 47 cubic ft.

  • Jeannette Paddock Nichols Papers, 1890-1973, 12 cubic ft.

  • Ostakar Odlozilik Papers, 1948-1972, 19 cubic ft.

  • Eugene Percival Pendergrass Papers, 1903-1977, 29 cubic ft.

  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Collection, 0.25 cubic ft.

  • Arthur Prior Watts Papers, 10 cubic ft.

  • William Wharton, Jr. Account Book, 1890-1897, 1 vol.

  • Arthur P. Whitaker Papers, 1938-1965, 24 cubic ft.

  • Alfred Hector Williams Papers, 1915-1955, 10 cubic ft.

  • Edwin Bucher Williams Papers, 1912-1915, 0.25 cubic ft.

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