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Penn in the Age of Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was one of the individuals who best represented the spirit of the American Enlightenment, and was a great believer in the importance of both formal and informal programs of education. While well known for his many inventions and his famed autobiography, one of his legacies to the world and the people of Philadelphia was his role in the creation of what would later become the...
University of Pennsylvania: University Archives

Many colleges and universities have carefully maintained archival collections that are consulted by historians and alumni interested in learning first-hand about their storied pasts. Not many institutions of higher learning can boast of such a nice collection of online materials, and certainly this website serves as a good example to others looking to develop such a collection. First-time visitors...