Penn Libraries Events & Exhibitions
A Legacy Inscribed: The Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection of Manuscripts
On exhibit March 11 - August 16, 2013
The Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection of Manuscripts, donated to the University of Pennsylvania Libraries by Penn Libraries Board members Barbara Brizdle Schoenberg and Lawrence J. Schoenberg (C53, WG56), brings together many of the great scientific and philosophical traditions of the ancient and medieval worlds. Documenting the extraordinary achievements of scholars, philosophers, and scientists in Europe, Africa, and Asia, the collection illuminates the foundations of Penn's academic traditions. Often illustrated with complex diagrams and stunning imagery, these manuscripts bring to the present the intellectual legacy of the medieval past. The exhibit is available online here.

A 2013 thirteen-month wall calendar featuring illustrations selected from two of the Schoenberg Collection's astronomical treatises dating from the 1400s (LJS 463 and LJS 449) has been produced in conjunction with this exhibition and is available for purchase through our online store here.

Goldstein Family Gallery
Special Collections Center
Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm (after 6pm email rbml@pobox.upenn.edu for guest pass)
Free and open to the public (please show photo ID at entrance)
For more information: 215.898.7088 or rbml@pobox.upenn.edu