National Archives at Philadelphia

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National Archives at Philadelphia

Contact Information



900 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
(Entrance on Chestnut Street,
between 9th and 10th St.)

Telephone:[1]  215-606-0100
Fax:  215-305-2038
Hours and holidays:[1] Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Second Saturday each month, 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Closed Sundays and Federal holidays.
Directions, maps, and public transportation:[1]  {Optional}

Internet sites and databases:

  • Repository Internet site {create a link for each bullet, and then give a line or two listing content so the reader will know if it is worthwhile to click on that link}.
  • Repository catalog online.
  • Repository database.
  • other(s).

Collection Description

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{Optional: Internet or guide books describing this collection for genealogists. }

  • Loretto Dennis Szucs, and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, The Archives: A Guide to the National Archives Field Branches (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1988), 32-34. (FHL Book 977 A3sz) WorldCat entry. Describes each field branch collection, microfilms, services and activities. Each of 150 record groups of the archives is also described.

Alternate Repositories

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If you cannot visit or find a source at the National Archives at Philadelphia, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

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Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections


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