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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. 215-389-1776.

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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