Resources — On Campus and Elsewhere
Museums and Research Facilities
Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum. 7th and
Arch Streets. 215-574-0380.
American Philosophical Society. 105 S. 5th Street. 215-440-3400.
American-Swedish Historical Museum. 1900 Pattison Avenue.
Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies. 18 S. 7th Street.
215-925-8090. Monday-Saturday 10-4. Free.
Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 1300 Locust Street.
215-732-6200. Tuesday-Friday 9-5; Saturday 10-3.
Library Company of Philadelphia. 1314 Locust Street. 215-546-3181
Mummers Museum. 2nd Street and Washington Avenue. 215-336-3050.
Tuesday-Saturday 9:30-5; Sunday 12-5. Adults $1.50.
National Museum of American-Jewish History. 55 N. 5th
Street. 215-923-3811. Monday-Thursday 10-5; Sunday 12-5.
Philadelphia Maritime Museum. 321 Chestnut Street. 215-925-5439.
Monday-Saturday 10-5; Sunday 1-5. $1 Donation
Philadelphia Museum of Art. 26th Street and Benjamin Franklin
Parkway. 215-763-8100. Wednesday-Sunday 10-5. $5 admission; free
Sunday until 1:00; student memberships $20.
University (of Pennsylvania) Museum (Anthropology).
33rd and Spruce Streets. 215-898-4000. Tuesday-Saturday 10:430;
Sunday 1-5. $3 donation; free on Tuesday. The anthropology library
is also located in this building.
NOTE: admission prices may be subject to change.
English Language Program
Director of Admissions, English Language Program, University
of Pennsylvania, 21 Bennett Hall, 34th and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia
PA 19104. 215-898-8681. Telex: 710-670-0328, Cable PNSYL, Philadelphia
PA. ELP offers a variety of programs, including intensive 8-week
courses offered throughout the year; evening programs on special
subjects, e.g., technical writing, TOEFL preparation, general
conversation and advanced grammar study.
Penn Writing Center
4th floor Bennett Hall. 215-898-8525. Free and open to all students.
Gives informal, private conferences (by appointment) with experienced
writing consultants. Get help with a specific piece of writing
(course paper, article, dissertation chapter, conference paper,
grant proposal...). Staff members from many disciplines will help
you with every aspect of the writing process (talking about ideas,
planning and organizing, reading drafts...). Center has small
library of books and word processing software for all stages of
the writing process (style guides, grammar books, spell checks
and more). Books may be checked out. The Writing Center Computer
Lab is also free and open to all students. Check semester time
schedule on the door.
University Reading and Study Improvement Service
Suite A-10, Graduate School of Education, 3700 Walnut Street.
215-898-8438. Provides free service for all students concerned
with quantity of reading, procrastination, writer's block, time
management, concentration, memory, reading speed, and test anxiety.
Offers workshops on various topics and private tutoring sessions
focusing on individual study needs.
University Counseling Service
Mellon Building, 133 South 36th Street, 2nd. floor, 215-898-7021.
Provides counseling for graduate and undergraduate students. Open
during normal business hours and by appointment.
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