Campus Information and History of the University of Pennsylvania on the WWW
This is a list of Web sites which contain information about The University
of Pennsylvania, it's history, facilities, collections, and buildings. It
is by no means complete, but I try to keep it as up-to-date as possible.
If you have any additions or corrections to the list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org The Name of each site is followed by a brief description, which ends with
the name of the University department which maintains it in italics.
denotes documents maintained by me.
Click on the "Penn History" banner at the top of any page that has one
to return to this page.Contents:
dates in the history of Penn, from the founding of the Charity School
to the founding of Mask and Wig to the inauguration of Judith Rodin,
the first permanent female president of an Ivy League school and the
first University alum to be named President in 50 years. Archives
French, with English translation. Excerpt from Voyages de M. le marquis de Chastellux dans l'Amirique Septentrionale : dans les annies 1780, 1781 & 1782., published 1786. Vol. 1, pp. 189-90. David Toccafondi
resting in Van Pelt Library, and cast at the same foundry as the
Liberty Bell, the University Bell once hung in the belfry of the
Academy of Philadelphia, the parent of the University of Pennsylvania. David Toccafondi
An HTML-ized edition of the 1891 program, including photos of the (then)
new library designed by Frank Furness. (pronounced like "furnace"), speeches
given during the ceremonies, and original floorplans. David Toccafondi
With the advent of the online catalog, the card catalog, used at Penn for
over a hundred years, is closing in on extinction. Here's some more info,
and some samples of the cards themselves. David Toccafondi
Campus maps from 1872,
1872, 1885, 1890, 1895, 1900, 1905, 1910, 1915, 1925, 1930, 1935, 1940, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, and 2000.
Includes a list of buildings erected during each time period. Facilities