Penn Libraries Events & Exhibitions
Archives Month Philly 2018
Defying Convention:
Audacious Women in the Kislak Center Collections
Tuesday, October 16, 5:00-6:30 PM
Photo of Dorothy Searle in outdoor garb and hat, Dorothy Searle photograph album (1914-17), Ms. Coll. 848, Kislak Center
Image from the Dorothy Searle photograph album (1914-17), Ms. Coll. 848
Women have always challenged the world's expectations of them and the Kislak Center's Special Collections Processing Center has the proof. Meet the adventurous, globetrotting women who have explored continents, settled in new lands, and made history. From the 15th century to the present, our collections show women as scientists, activists, teachers, explorers, writers, patriots, and healers whose efforts to change the world have inspired countless generations of women.

The Special Collections Processing Center reveals written and visual accounts of extraordinary, independent women who were determined to forge their own paths. We welcome you for a one-evening show-and-tell during Archives Month to see our rare books and manuscripts chronicling the exploits, adventures, and mishaps of these extraordinary women.

Register to attend

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Free and open to the public (please show photo ID at entrance)