If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the Jefferson Digital Commons (JDC) just added about 2 million to its collection!
The JDC recently uploaded two collections of historic photographs of Jefferson, capturing moments from both the Center City and East Falls campuses. (The East Falls collection includes pictures of the former Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science.)
A military physician in a jeep at the edge of a desert near Cairo, Egypt at Base Hospital No. 38 Creation date: 1942
The Center City collection covers a range of topics, primarily military medicine (Vietnam, WWI,WWII), students (mostly nursing and medical from the late 1890s onward), Jefferson buildings (architectural drawings, aerial views, and construction photographs), and faculty portraits and photographs. These photos were previously only accessible via the PHDIL database. Check out the complete Center City collection here.
Cheerleaders from the Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science
Creation Date: 1964
The East Falls collection includes yearbook photos from the Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science and offers a glimpse into life at the school between the 1920s – 80s. Highlights include photos of the 1925 men’s basketball team, a swanky 1950s holiday dance, and a 1980s homecoming queen. View the East Falls collection here. Check back frequently, as this collection continues to grow!
Emergency Room, Jefferson Medical College Hospital
Creation Date: 1979
Freshmen Fabric Design Students of the Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science
Creation Date: 1975
Nurses in the recreation room at the Martin Nurses’ Residence
Creation Date: 1959
The Jefferson Digital Commons is a service of Thomas Jefferson University’s Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). The Commons is a showcase for Jefferson books and journals, peer-reviewed scholarly publications, unique historical collections from the University Archives, and teaching tools.