J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library of the Independence Seaport Museum

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Documents from the J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library of the Independence Seaport Museum

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About the J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library

Independence Seaport Museum's J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library is one of the nation's premier regional maritime research facilities. With a rich repository of regional documents, 12,000 ship plans, a significant collection of rare books and manuscripts; maps and charts; photographs, and a 15,000 volume research library, the J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library boasts an impressive range of materials. The collections are dedicated to a deeper understanding, appreciation, and experience of Philadelphia's regional waterways and the Delaware watershed area for everyone, they carry national and international significance.

The principal treasure of the department is its unique archival collections: the letters, diaries, logs, business, financial and legal papers, plans, drawings, ephemera, photographs, photograph and scrapbook albums of sailors and captains (and their families), shipbuilders, sail makers, merchants, nautical instrument makers, social welfare organizations, insurers, explorers, travelers, architects, rowers, fishers, naval surgeons, and marine artists, dating from the seventeenth century to the present. Such collections are of interest to scholars of not only maritime history, but also economic, technological, scientific and social history as well.

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