|Object Name||Documents, Boxed Archival|
|Collection||The Stephen Girard Archival Papers Collection|
|Archival History||The Stephen Girard Papers were a bequest to Girard College through the 1831 will of Stephen Girard.|
|System of arrangement||
The Stephen Girard Papers were processed in the early 20th century, to facilitate the writing of an authorized biography, The Life and Times of Stephen Girard, Mariner and Merchant by John Bach McMaster (Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company, 1918) in two volumes.
|Finding Aids||The Stephen Girard Archival Papers are accessed in two ways: 1) through a general typed finding guide that lists categories of data, cross-referenced to box and volume numbers and 2) through a detailed card catalog, arranged alphabetically by subject and creator, cross-referenced to box, volume and document number.|
|Additional Copies||Microfilms of entire collection available at 1) Girard College and 2) the American Philosophical Society|
By appointment only.
For ease of access, researchers are requested to use the microfilm copy at the American Philosophical Society