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PACSCL at a Glance
Member Library Books* Manuscripts and
Archival Material
(linear feet except as noted)
Maps, Photos,
Prints, Original Artwork
Academy of Natural Sciences 200,000 2,500 37,000
American Philosophical Society 190,000 5,500 125,200
The Athenaeum of Philadelphia 100,000 3,086 500,000
Bryn Mawr College 41,770 3,626 24,297
Chemical Heritage Foundation 80,000 1,500 10,200
College of Physicians 375,000 1,900 20,010
Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Dept. 42,899 29 24,381
Hagley Museum & Library 218,360 25,000 1,005,375
Haverford College 42,762 4,600 13,000
Historical Society of Pennsylvania 560,000 26,500 312,000
LaSalle University 25,000 800 10,000**
Library Company of Philadelphia 500,000 350 75,000
The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia 18,000 3,673 N/A
National Archives and Records Administration (Mid Atlantic Region) total
not available
60,000 total
not available
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society 15,000 200 30,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art [see note] 140,000 1,600 N/A
Presbyterian Historical Society 180,000 16,000 total
not available
Rosenbach Museum & Library 30,000 1,900 20,750
St. Charles Borromeo Seminary 25,000 N/A 1,000
Swarthmore College 42,807 12,000 71,500
Temple University 141,450 2,100 5,016,725
University of Delaware 200,000 4,500 total
not available
University of Pennsylvania 250,000 9,000 8,720
Villanova University 15,000 total
not available
total
not available
Wagner Free Institute of Science 45,000 500 3,000
Winterthur Museum & Library 82,000 2,000 151,000


*Total books includes special collections materials only, not the entire collections of academic or public libraries.
**Includes audiovisual media.

NOTE: Totals for the Free Library of Philadelphia are for the Rare Book Department only and do not include other special collections. The Philadelphia Museum of Art also has manuscripts, photographs, maps and other works of art on paper in its museum holdings. These materials are not reflected in its library totals.

 

 

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