University of Pennsylvania, University Records and Archives Centre


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Short Introduction

The University Archives preserves and makes available for research historically significant documents and other materials that reflect the University's origins and development as well as the activities and achievements of its officers, staff, faculty, students, alumni, and benefactors. The University Records Center provides records retention and retrieval services that assist faculty and administrative staff in the ongoing operation of the University.

Muybridge highlights include various photographic equipment, 705 collotype prints and books such as 'Prospectus and Catalog of Plates, 1887, and 'Descriptive Zoopraxography or the Science of Animal Locomotion', 1893'.

Past Exhibitions

Two permanent exhibitions are mounted online:
'Selected Items from the Eadweard Muybridge Collection' and
'Eadweard Muybridge's Animal Locomotion Study'. Please see below links at online presence for details.

Rights & Reproduction Information

There is a fee for high-resolution digital reproductions of Muybridge’s prints and the University Archives should be credited. More Information

Online Presence

Online Image Collection

Online Document Collection

Selected Items from the Eadweard Muybridge Collection

Eadweard Muybridge's Animal Locomotion Study

Guide to the Eadweard Muybridge Collection

Collection Items:

Photographic Material

Prints: 705


Newspaper Cuttings: Various

Articles: Various

Books concerning Muybridge: 3

Books by Muybridge: 2

Photographic Equipment

Other: Various

Projection Equipment

Lenses: 7

Other: Various

Unpublished paper & documents

Letters: 36


Other: Various

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University of Pennsylvania University Archives and Records Center
Suite 210
3401 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

Phone: +1 215 898-7025

Fax: +1 215 573-2036

Email: uarc@

Lead Contact:
Mary McConaghy - Web Coordinator and Historian(

Open Hours:
Researchers may schedule appointments:
Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Holiday closures:
The Univerity Archives is closed on official University holidays, including the Friday of Thanksgiving weekend and the week between Christmas and New Years Day.

Accessibility of Muybridge Collections to Public:
There are no permanent displays, but all items may be viewed by the public.
Please contact the Archives in advance to set up an appointment to view archived materials.

In addition to the above lead contact, it is possible to send a message to Nancy R Miller, Public Services Archivist for queries regarding the Muybridge collection.