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Department of Special Collections


This collection provides reference for the local history of Germantown, Pennsylvania, with particular respect for subjects relating to historic features of the La Salle University campus grounds. A significant portion of this collection relates to Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827), American Colonial Era portrait painter and Revolutionary War Captain who resided on Belfield Estate from 1810 to 1826.

Researchers are encouraged to explore our Local History LibGuide to discover more about the historic character of the Germantown region.