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Stories offer an individual narrative of a specific subject. They are the building blocks of Story Collections.


The University of Pennsylvania in the 20th and early 21st centuries was shaped in no small way by social and economic conditions in West Philadelphia.

For over six decades the Arena marked the southeast corner of 45th and Market streets as a center for Philadelphia sports, entertainment, and civic events.

Southern Family Arriving in the North

The Great Migration left a lasting impact on West Philadelphia that can still be felt and seen in residential patterns and community relationships.

Fay's Theater Sign

Fay’s Theatre, a small West Philadelphia entertainment venue, reflected the creation and transformation of community spaces during the Great Migration.