History students enjoy support for their scholarship through internships and fellowships that allow them to conduct original research in local archives and abroad. Some local resources include:


The Philadelphia region offers unparalleled archival and scholarly resources, all within a few minutes of the college. Students use primary documents ranging from medieval manuscripts to archives for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, and carry out research projects focusing every part of the globe. Some of the rich local archives include:

Scholarly Institutions

In addition to specific collections, a number of scholarly institutions in Philadelphia have their own archives. Students often find working in these archives particularly rewarding because it gives them an opportunity not only to develop an interesting project but also to become part of a intellectual community. Local institutions include: