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Cataloging Conflict

Manuscripts Cataloging Librarian Holly Mengel's photograph of conflict related archival items (2014)
Manuscripts Cataloging Librarian Holly Mengel's photograph of conflict related archival items (2014)

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 5:30 PM

One hundred years ago, the first shots of World War I resonated around the world. The scale of conflict was unprecedented and affected soldiers, civilians, governments, the arts, and industry. But what many hoped would be the "War to End All Wars" instead launched a century of conflict and continued humankind's long history of warfare. 

As part of Archives Month Philly, the catalogers of the Special Collections Processing Center will display items from Penn's collections that document, or were inspired by, conflict. Please join us to see propaganda toilet paper, letters to soldiers, 15th-century indulgences sold to raise money for papal armies, soldiers' songs performed by Marian Anderson, sketchbooks from battlefronts, photograph albums, and ... Penn's famous Rocket Cats!

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