Visiting the Archives

The Archives is open to all. Researchers are asked to complete a registration form before using collections, providing identification (e.g. driver’s license, passport, student ID, etc.) as well as a signature verifying they have read a statement defining the Archives’ policies and regulations. Researchers sign in every day they use the Archives. All collections are non-circulating and all materials must be used on site.



Access to our collections can be arranged during the Center’s normal hours of operation. Please contact to let us know what you are researching and to schedule a time to visit.

Directions & Parking

We are conveniently located in Center City Philadelphia near 13th and Spruce and are accessible via SEPTA or PATCO public transportation.

On street metered parking is available in the vicinity but is sometimes hard to find. Pay lots and garages can be located here.


Contact Us


1315 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107