Philadelphia Record Photograph Morgue

The Philadelphia Record, which was established in 1897 and closed in 1947, was for a time one of the leading newspapers in the United States. The Philadelphia Record photograph morgue is comprised of black and white photographs dating primarily from 1920-1945, though some date from as early as 1900...

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Corporate Author: Philadelphia Record (Creator)
Collection:Philadelphia Record Photograph Morgue
Collection Number:V07
Format: Manuscript
Language:English
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Online Access:Link to finding aid
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110 2 |a Philadelphia Record  |e creator 
245 1 |a Philadelphia Record Photograph Morgue  |f circa 1900-1947  |g 1920 - 1945 
300 |a 390.0 Linear feet  |f 936 boxes 
351 |b Subject section: arranged alphabetically by event/subject. Alphabetical section: arranged alphabetically by last name. 
500 |a Processing Information: Processing made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this finding aid do not necessarily reflect those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The photographs are in generally fair condition. Many have been cut and/or retouched for printing purposes, and some have typed captions affixed to either the side or back using glue. While the collection has been rehoused into archival folders and boxes, only minimal processing has been done on the photographs themselves. Metal fasteners, newspaper clippings, photographic negatives and old photograph sleeves remain. 
520 |a The Philadelphia Record, which was established in 1897 and closed in 1947, was for a time one of the leading newspapers in the United States. The Philadelphia Record photograph morgue is comprised of black and white photographs dating primarily from 1920-1945, though some date from as early as 1900. The collection is divided into two series: Subject (approximately 20%) and Alphabetical (approximately 80%) with the former covering events and the latter focusing on individuals and families.  
520 |a This collection consists of tens of thousands of black and white photographs published by the Philadelphia Record newspaper, c. 1900-1947. The photographs were either taken by Record staff photographers or by other agencies and published by permission. Photographs are arranged into two series, Subject and Alphabetical. The Subject series, which comprises about 20% of the collection, is described to the box level and is more general in scope, covering events both domestic and global. A more detailed despciption of the Subject series is available through our online catalog, Discover.hsp.org. The Alphabetical series, which comprises about 80% of the collection, is described to the folder level, with each folder representing an individual or family. The geographic scope of this series is somewhat narrower in that the majority of personages are from the United States. The Subject series includes, but is not limited to: agriculture; architecture & buildings; cities & towns; civil unrest; commerce; disasters, both natural and man made; economics; finance; healthcare; industry; leisure; military; organizations; Philadelphia society; politics; prisons; public works; religion; sport; transportation; schools; war. The Alphabetical series includes, but is not limited to: actors & actresses; architects; athletes; attorneys; authors; businessmen; criminals; entertainers; educators; financiers; models; musicians; philanthropists; politicians; scientists; servicemen; society. Persons range from locals such as Connie Mack and John Wanamaker to national names such as Herbert Hoover and Charles Lindbergh.  
524 8 |a Cite as: [Indicate cited item here], Philadelphia Record Photograph Morgue (Collection V07), The Historical Society of Pennsylvania.  
541 1 |a Gift of the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, 1951. 
544 |a At the Historical Society of Pennsylvania: Collection 3344, the Philadelphia Record News Clippings Morgue (unprocessed), vast amount of clippings of numerous people, events and subjects used by the Philadelphia Record, c. 1900-1947. Collection 3944, Philadelphia Record World War II Casualty Cards, approximately 20,000 3x5 cards listing the soldier's name, rank, branch of service, his status, and the war arena in which he served, c. 1944-1945. Collection 3945, the Philadelphia Record WWII Servicemen Photographs, approximately 7500 black and white photographs, c. 1943-1944. Collection 3946, the Philadelphia Record Photograph Morgue Reference Library, additional reference material pertaining to select topics within the Subject series of thePhiladelphia Record Photograph Morgue, c. 1900-1947. 
545 |a The Philadelphia Record newspaper was established in 1877 by William M. Singerley after his acquisition and renaming of the former Public Record newspaper. Seven years later, in 1894, the New York Times praised the Record as “one of the best and most widely circulated newspapers in the United States.” The Record’s success continued and it was acquired, after Singerley’s death in 1898, by the prominent Wanamaker family of Philadelphia. By the time of Rodman Wanamaker’s death in 1928 the readership of the Record had begun to decline, but its purchase by J. David Stern again raised readership to 315,000 by the early 1930s. Over the next decade, however, various factors arose which lead to the Record’s eventual demise. The economic climate of the Great Depression, an ongoing and increasingly antagonistic competition with the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Record’s association as a Democratic party-aligned publication were all instrumental in leading to its final closure in 1947. 
555 |a Finding Aid Available Online:  
546 |a The material is in English. 
650 7 |a Newspapers--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--20th century.  |2 Local sources 
650 0 |a Newspapers--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia. 
650 0 |a Philadelphia (Pa.)--Newspapers. 
650 7 |a Photographs--Street scenes.  |2 Local sources 
655 0 |a Photographs. 
852 |a The Historical Society of Pennsylvania  |b Philadelphia Record Photograph Morgue  |c V07 
856 4 2 |y Link to finding aid  |u http://www2.hsp.org/collections/manuscripts/r/RecordMorgueV07.html