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By the time photography was invented in the 1830s, the University of Pennsylvania, America's first university, was nearly a century old. University of Pennsylvania, a unique photographic collection, focuses on the school's history at its present campus in West Philadelphia beginning shortly after the end of the Civil War and provides images of more than a century of student life inside and outside the classroom. In every category, from campus landmarks to the student body to the traditions that bind the community together, these photographs demonstrate the close connections between Penn's present and its past. They also reveal historical aspects of the Penn experience that have since vanished.
About the Author
Amey A. Hutchins, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, is now a staff member at the university. After earning her master's degree and working at Penn's Rare Book and Manuscript Library, she joined the staff of the University of Pennsylvania Archives. As public services archivist, she answers reference questions and assists researchers.