TJU - East Falls Archives & Special Collections

Welcome to the Thomas Jefferson University - East Falls Archives & Special Collections


The Thomas Jefferson University - East Falls Archives & Special Collections provide a wealth of creative inspiration and educational opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals through its collection of costumes and textiles, manuscripts, personal papers, memorabilia, and other materials of historical value that document the development of the textile industry and the history of Jefferson- East Falls.

Phi Psi Textile Fraternity Members, 1957 (University Archives); Hat, Henri Bendel Inc. (Textile and Costume Collection); Okite (Materials Library); Textile Trade Card, H.L. Miner & Co., 1879 (Textile Industry Historical Collection)


Visit the Collections


Archives, Textile Industry Historical Collection, & Materials Library
Gutman Library
Thomas Jefferson University- East Falls
Henry Ave and Schoolhouse Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Visit: Weekdays, by appointment
Textile and Costume Collection
The Design Center
Thomas Jefferson University- East Falls
4200 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Visit: Weekdays, by appointment
Senator Arlen Specter Archives
University of Pittsburgh
Archives Service Center
7500 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Visit: Weekdays, by appointment


Features


Visit the JDC to view a collection of historic photographs from the Philadelphia College of Textiles & Sciences. The collection includes yearbook photos from the 1920 - 1980s.

Over 330 textile woodblocks were recently digitized, preserving the past while allowing future generations to appreciate the unique collection. View the woodblocks and learn more about them.