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Some highlights in this collection of Strong family papers include a small collection of United States and Massachusetts state currency from the Revolutionary period, genealogical notes on the Strong family, and historical notes and memoranda on the early settlement of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
The materials pertain to Caleb Strong, Sr., a Northampton tanner and his son. Caleb Strong, Jr. was a delegate to the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, state senator, delegate to the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention, U.S. senator, and governor of Massachusetts during his career.
Professor Jessica Marglin is passionate about the testimonies of Sephardic Jews in the Visual History Archive, and that passion has rubbed off onto her students as well.
Renovation of a Free Library of Philadelphia neighborhood branch becomes an opportunity to better serve the unique needs of the community.