The Arlen Specter Center for Public Policy
Part of the University’s Special Collections, The Arlen Specter Center for Public Service fosters a greater understanding of political science, government and history through research, educational programming and exhibitions inspired by Senator Arlen Specter’s career, and reflected in the permanent collection of the Senator’s historic papers.
Managed by the Paul J. Gutman library, the center will preserve, organize and provide access to the rich and deep collection of resources from the Senator’s archive. The center will also sponsor programming around relevant public policy and educational topics to benefit the local university community and the public. The future home of the Arlen Specter Center for Public Service is the historic Roxboro House. Under a collaboration agreement, the University of Pittsburgh’s library system is organizing and processing the Arlen Specter collection, while Philadelphia University retains ownership of the archive. The two universities will collaborate on providing research access to the collection, and digitizing portions of it.