Introduction to ImPAC


ImPAC, our digital collections catalog, contains over 75 digital collections, including over 27,000 images, which continue to increase. It features digital images from our core 19th- and early 20th-century photographic collections, including John Moran, James McClees, Robert Newell and Frederick De B. Richards; prints, photographs, and ephemera from and finding aids about the John A. McAllister Collection; over 1300 lithographs and related prints from the Philadelphia on Stone project; and over 200 portraits of American women. In addition, ImPAC includes digital images of our art and artifacts collections, selections from our 18th- and 19th-century ephemera collections, 19th-century cloth book bindings and book cloth grains and on-line exhibitions of featured collections, including the early 1920s photographs of amateur Philadelphia photographers G. Mark Wilson and John Frank Keith documenting local neighborhoods and their residents. Recent additions from the Print Department include the entire African Americana collection (excluding maps) and materials pertaining to World War One.


Users may search or browse the digital collections or search for specific images by creator, title, subject, keyword(s), or date. Descriptive records may contain one to several corresponding images. Please feel free to send comments and criticisms to Nicole Joniec, Print Department Assistant and Digital Collections Manager at


The Library Company gratefully acknowledges the support of the William Penn Foundation which provided funding for the purchase and implementation of ImPAC, and the expert technical advice and assistance provided by Walt Rice of R & R Computer Solutions. The DigiTool system was purchased from the Ex Libris Group.