Historical Society of Pennsylvania

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Documents from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

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Metadata

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About the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Founded in 1824 in Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania is one of the oldest historical societies in the United States and is home to some 600,000 printed items and more than 21 million manuscript and graphic items. Its collections encompass more than 350 years of America’s history—from its 17th-century origins to the contributions of its most recent immigrants. The society is one of the largest family history libraries in the nation, has preeminent printed collections on Pennsylvania and regional history, and offers manuscript collections renowned for their strength in 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century history. With the addition of the holdings of The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies in 2002 (and those of The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania in 2006 through a Strategic Alliance Agreement), the Society has become a chief center for the documentation and study of ethnic communities and immigrant experiences.

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Image standards and specifications

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania follows the NISO standards as articulated in A Framework for Building Good Digital Collections, 3rd Edition:

Image specifications

Archival master TIFF images are at least 300 dpi 24-bit LZW color image. Color targets are used for every exposure

Imaging and processing equipment

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