The South Philadelphia High School alumni Archive Department is an active integral part of the alumni association. The Archive Room is located inside the library of SPHS, on the third floor. The Archive Room houses more than 100 years of student and alumni history. Copies of yearbooks, commencement programs, newsletters, ad books, awards programs, autograph books, newspaper articles and 100s of photos are available for your inspection or research in hard copy or digital form.
We are always looking for archive donations to add to our collection. This is your legacy. Why leave them to whimsical or disinterested decision makers when our archivist will preserve them for future generations to marvel and study. The life of public high schools in Philadelphia is a unique and dynamic experience no better represented then by our experience, the children and grandchildren of immigrant families; the keystone of South Philly…South Philadelphia High School.
To contact the Archive Department:
or contact the archive chairperson, Marc Adelman, c/o SPHS Alumni Association, 2101 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148.