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Michael Winkler’s spelled-forms

Michael Winkler

Word Images 1982-2004

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Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Polymorphous: The Forms of Artists Books

Polymorphous

The Forms of Artists Books

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Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Listen to the Mockingbird

Listen to the Mockingbird

American Popular Culture in Sheet Music

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Hands of pianist Rieko Aizawa and cellist Paul Tortelier at the piano, 1992.

Musical Partnerships at Play:

The Marlboro Music Festival

 

Eugene Ormandy Gallery , Albrecht Music Library, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 4th floor
Lecture, performance, & reception
Friday, September 28, 2019, 6:15-9:00pm
Image from the Dorothy Searle photograph album (1914-17), Ms. Coll. 848

Archives Month Philly Event

Defying Convention

Audacious Women in the Kislak Center Collections

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Initial I with a saint, possibly St. John the Evangelist. Attributed to Sano di Pietro, c. 1470. Free Library of Philadelphia, Lewis E M 25:1.

11th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age

Illuminations: Manuscript, Medium, Message

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Composite image of type from broadside Dreyfus est innocent (France, 1898), Lorraine Beitler Collection of the Dreyfus Affair, Kislak Center

Beitler Collection Distinguished Lecture

The Politics of Paranoia and Nationalism in the Age of Trump

Lecture by Edward-Isaac Dovere

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
2 pies, one with a slice missing

Muriel Pfaelzer Bodek Public Affairs Lecture Series

American Pie

The Politics of Food in the 21st Century

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Claudia Cohen Hall and Hill Pavilion Room 130
Art Nouveau flowers and vines

Across the Spectrum

Color in American Fine and Private Press Books, 1890-2015

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Goldstein Family Gallery , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
The Art of the Book: Fine Printing in North America in the 21st Century
Muriel Pfaelzer Bodek Symposium. February 26-17, 2016
Who's Coming to Dinner? 1950's woman looking thoughtful

Who's Coming to Dinner?

Cooking for Different Audiences

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Unauthenticated contemporary watercolor of Jane Austen

Jane Austen

"In the Original Cloth"

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Ormandy visiting the Great Wall of China (photograph, 1973), Eugene Ormandy Collection, Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Ormandy in China:

The Historic 1973 Tour

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Eugene Ormandy Gallery , Albrecht Music Library, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 4th floor
Kinga Araya, Identity Card, and Czecholslovakian passport of Franz Werfel

The Art of Reinvention

Travel — Exile — Recuperation

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Title page with woodcut of tooth extraction from "Artzney Buchlein" (Leipzig,1530)

A Selection of Sixteenth-Century Books from the Thomas Wiltberger Evans Collection

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Dental Library Display Space , Levy Dental Medicine Library
"Utopia Unlimited", poster of 1936 production, Savoy Company Collection, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

"Let Every Heart Be Filled with Joy"

Philadelphia's Savoy Company

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Eugene Ormandy Gallery , Albrecht Music Library, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 4th floor
"Let us go then, you and I"

"Let us go then, you and I"

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Burton Rascoe apology card (ca. 1940s), Burton Rascoe Papers, Kislak Center

Archives Month Philly 2016

By the Book:

Making—and Breaking!—the Rules

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Maroon frame around hand lettered Hebrew words Sefer bereshit

2016-2017 Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies & the Herbert D. Katz Center Distinguished Fellow's Lecture in Jewish Manuscript Studies

"No Longer Alien Residents"

Italian Jewish Texts in the Late Renaissance

Professor Alessandro Guetta, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Paris

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Page from the Galen Palimpsest in natural color and after processing to reveal the under text (2015).

Revealing Galen's Simples

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Modified version of mural with Charles IV from mural in the Royal Castle Karlstein

Charles IV

An Emperor in Europe (1316-2016)

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Detail from Ludwig Abielle, Ill sonates pour le clavicin ou pianoforte opera III (France, 17th century), UPenn Ms. Codex 13, Kislak Center.

Sponsored by the Penn Music Department & the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts

2016-2017 Concert Season Schedule

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Engravings: 18th c penn and printed book

The A.S.W. Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography

Pen and Press:

Practices of Writing & Publishing in Colonial America

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Alberto Manguel, Wikimedia Commons

The A.S.W. Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography

Alberto Manguel: "The Traveller, the Tower & the Worm"

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Detail of photograph of various spines of Dialogues of the Dead, courtesy of William Zachs.

The A.S.W. Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography

William Zachs: "Authenticity and Duplicity: Investigations into Multiple Copies of Books"

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The Tower of Wisdom, woodcut on paper, made in Germany ca. 1475. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Auct. M. 316r.

The A.S.W. Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography

Mary J. Carruthers: "Cognitive Geometries: Using Diagrams in the Middle Ages"

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Engraving of Bryen Boiroimhe from Geoffrey Keatings "General History of Ireland". London: Printed by J. Bettenham, for B. Creake, at the Bible, 1723.

Modern Ireland

Four Centuries through English, American, and Irish Eyes

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Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
detail of cover, Building America's First University: An Historical and Architectural Guide to the University of Pennsylvania

Building Penn

Campus Planning and Architecture at America’s First University

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Printer, Publisher, Peddler

Printer, Publisher, Peddler

The Business of the Jewish Book

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Borges, by Annemarie Heinrich.

Borges

The Time Machine / la Máquina del Tiempo

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Petrarch at 700

Petrarch at 700

An Exhibition from the Collections of Cornell University Library and the University of Pennsylvania Library

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Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Sketch of Walt Whitman by William Wallace Gilchrist from the papers of E. Sculley Bradley

Whitman Vignettes: Camden and Philadelphia

An exhibition in conjunction with

Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Tuesday, May 28 - Exhibition Opening
Tour, reading, book signing, reception
 Marian Anderson singing at the Lincoln Memorial (Washington, 1939), Marian Anderson Collection of Photographs, Ms. Coll. 198, Kislak Center

Thomas Sovereign Gates Library Lecture Fund

Sound, Gender, and the Color Line

A Symposium and Celebration in Honor of Marian Anderson, Musician and Citizen of the World

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Image of the Cosmic Man, from a copy of the Saṅghayaṇasūtra of Śrīcandrasūri (12th cent). University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Indic 9, fol. 44r.

10th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age

Intertwined Worlds

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Exhibit: Intertwined Worlds
Receipt of payment for advertising two courses at the University of Pennsylvania in the North-Carolina Star newspaper, 1850

Penn and Slavery:

A Symposium organized by the Penn & Slavery Project
& the Program on Race, Science, and Society

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Amacher at Beethoven's tomb: Double image

Maryanne Amacher: An Introduction

A talk by scholar-artist Bill Dietz on the life and work of Maryanne Amacher (1938 – 2009)

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Cornucopia: Corn Conquers the World

Cornucopia:

Corn Conquers the World

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
"Lesley Haas, detail of Across the Pond (handmade paper, 1999) courtesy of the artist

Paper: A Deckled Edge

The Paper Artwork of Lesley Haas

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Eugene Ormandy Conducting

The Midwestern Experience:

Ormandy in Minneapolis

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Frank Stamato, photographer. Van Pelt Library construction, (1962).

Van Pelt at 50

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
G.R. Macauley, You Buy a Liberty Bond Lest I Perish, poster (ca.1915), World War 1 Print Media and Art Collection

Life During Wartime:

Penn at Home and Abroad During the Great War

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Emsh, "Have Space Suit-Will Travel", illustration from THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION, vol. 15, no. 2 (1958). Mark B. Adams Science-fiction Collection, Kislak Center.

Utopian Explorations and Science Fiction

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Snyder-Granader Study Alcove , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
An Ecotopian Toolkit for the Anthropocene
Conference, April 13-15
Detail of wood engraving The effects of the proclamation: Freed Negroes coming into our lines, Newbern, North Carolina, Harper's Weekly, February 21, 1863), Penn Libraries

The Great Emancipator and the Great Central Fair

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Goldstein Family Gallery , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
The Buddha's Flower Sermon: Book discussion & reading with Jeff Shore. Image of Buddha Head and Orchid in the background

The Buddha's Flower Sermon

Book Discussion & Reading with Jeff Shore

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Battista Agnese, Portolan Atlas image of the Western Mediterranean (Venice, 16th century), LJS 28, Kislak Center

Medieval - Renaissance Welcome Back Party

Round Table and Reception to Kick Off the New Year!

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Shell illustration from Martin Lister, Histori Conchyliorum (London, 1685). Peachey Collection, Kislak Center
Félix Nadar, Self-Portrait (1854-55), public domain

Author Event

The Great Nadar The Man Behind the Camera

Philadelphia Launch

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Modifed trade card of a combination steam and sail boat, Kaplan Collection.

Constellations of Atlantic Jewish History, 1555-1890

The Arnold and Deanne Kaplan Collection of Early American Judaica

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Goldstein Family Gallery , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Symposium
February 18, 2014, 9:30 AM-5:45 PM
Book Arts from UArts

Book Arts from UArts

Selections from the University of the Arts MFA Program in Book Arts/Printmaking 1989-2005

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
detail of LJS 429 - [De philosophia naturali]

Specula: Mirrors of Man and Nature

Manuscripts from the Collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg

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Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Line and Letter

Line and Letter

Examining a 16th-century Shirazi Manuscript

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Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Tower of Babel woodcut
Literae Humaniores

Literae Humaniores in the University of Pennsylvania Library

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Katholieke Universiteit Leuven https://www.kuleuven.be/english/
Ms. Codex 910 Decameron, Folio 1r

2018-2019 Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies & Center for Italian Studies Fellow’s Lecture in Italian Manuscript Studies

Writing and Reading Rubrics in the Renaissance Decameron

Rhiannon Daniels, Senior Lecturer in Italian History Bristol University

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
From Petrus Camper, Natuurkundige Verhandelingen over den Orang Outang (1782)
Monday, September 24: "Paleontology and Connoisseurship"
Monday, September 24: "Paleontology and Connoisseurship"
Monday, September 24: "Paleontology and Connoisseurship"
Tuesday, September 25: "Gods, Humans, Apes: Art History and Evolution"
Tuesday, September 25: "Gods, Humans, Apes: Art History and Evolution"
Tuesday, September 25: "Gods, Humans, Apes: Art History and Evolution"
Thursday, September 27: "Medals and Shells: On Morphology and History, Once Again"
Thursday, September 27: "Medals and Shells: On Morphology and History, Once Again"
Thursday, September 27: "Medals and Shells: On Morphology and History, Once Again"
Detail from a marginal illustration in a Bible, showing a defaced fox preaching to a rooster. Arras, France, late 13th century. University of Pennsylvania, MS Codex 724, fol. 247v.

9th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age

Reactions: Medieval/Modern

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Sepia photo showing an aisle of Alhambra

Returning Splendor to Ruins

Recovering the Alhambra in Plaster Casts & Prints

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Fisher Exhibition Space , Fisher Fine Arts Library , 1st floor
Art of the Print

Art of the Print

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Exhibition closing reception: Thursday, October 4, 5:30pm
Cover for Marjane Satrapi's The Complete Persepolis

Drawing Away:

Exile and the Graphic Novel

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Okada Gyokuzan, Morokoshi meishō zue

Global Perspectives on the Medieval Past

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Snyder-Granader Study Alcove , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Detail of bookplate of Eugene Morris Pharo (1893-1945), Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscript

This Book Belongs To...

Provenance Marks and Book Ownership Through the Centuries

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Snyder-Granader Study Alcove , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Front View of Stonehenge from William Stukely, Avebury, a Temple of the British Druids and Someothers Described..., (London, 1743), Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Prehistoric Wessex:

Towards a Deep Map

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Photo of research on UPenn Ms Codex 133 (2017) by Erin Connelly

LABECULAE VIVAE:

Building a Reference Library of Stains for Researching Medieval Manuscripts

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Snyder-Granader Study Alcove , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Genizah fragment (Cairo Genizah, ca.1000-1199), Halpern 1, Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Library, Penn Libraries

The Jewish Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania Presents

Genizah Scribes at Work

Professor Judith Olszowy-Schlanger

Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Sciences Historiques et Philologiques

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Frontispiece of Forma moderna di fabricar li processi... (Italy, 17--), Ms Codex 573, Kislak Center, University of Pennsylvania Libraries

The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies in partnership with the Center for Italian Studies is pleased to announce the following lecture:

Preacher's Lost Voice:

The Roman Inquisition and Oral Sermons in Early Modern Italy

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Lynda Diane Brody, digital illustration, William Shakespeare's Birthday

Shakespeare's 451st Birthday Party

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Detail monks with fans illustration from Abhidhamma chet kamphi: Phra Mālai (ca. 1870s). Collection of Southeast Asian Manuscripts, Kislak Center

Siamese Sampler:

19th-century Manuscripts of Scripture, Poetry, and Decree

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Snyder-Granader Study Alcove , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Detail from Biblia Latina, [Mainz: Johann Gutenberg and Johann Fust, before August 1456] Courtesy of the William H. Scheide Library, Princeton University Library

The A.S.W. Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography

Paul Needham: "The First Quarter Century of European Printing"

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Destiny and Design

Destiny and Design

Perception and Uses of Time in South Asia

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Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Zola and the Dreyfus Affair: Intellectuals and the Struggle for Social Justice

Zola and the Dreyfus Affair

Intellectuals and the Struggle for Social Justice

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Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Edgar Fahs Smith

The Nine Lives of Edgar Fahs Smith

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Rudolf Serkin

Rudolf Serkin

A Musician's Life in Photographs and Documents

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Eugene Ormandy Gallery , Albrecht Music Library, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 4th floor
From Book to Garden and Back

From Book to Garden and Back

Works of Ian Hamilton Finlay

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Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Wild West show featuring woman with lasso

OK, I'll Do It Myself

Narratives of intrepid Women in the American Wilderness

Selections from the Caroline F. Schimmel Collection of Women in the American Wilderness

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Kamin and Goldstein Family Galleries , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , First and sixth floors
Women's Voices from American Frontiers
Exhibition Opening & Conference: September 6-7, 2018
Zora Returns to Harlem
One-women Performance: Thursday, October 4, at 7:30-9:00PM
New York Voices, ©Ashley Bryan

An Evening with

Ashley Bryan

Renowned Artist, Poet, Storyteller, and Humanitarian

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
"A World Centre," heliogravure by Jules Chauvet, from Hendrik Christian Andersen's World Centre for Communication (Paris, 1913; no. 19 printed for the University of Pennsylvania)

Thomas Sovereign Gates Library Lecture Fund in partnership with the Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, the University of Pennsylvania Libraries is pleased to announce:

The Science of Information, 1870-1945:

The Universalization of Knowledge in a Utopian Age

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Beckman Center at the Chemical Heritage Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania's Kleinman Center for Energy Policy
12th-century vellum bifolium containing portions of Psalms 79, 80, and 84, with initials in red. The text's legibility has been affected by fading and worm damage (UPenn Ms. Coll. 591, Folder 1).

8th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age

Picking Up the Pieces

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WIC intern in VR goggles

Wolf Conference 2019

Immersive Storytelling: Creating Narratives with VR & AR

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Cover of Willful Blindness, detail

Beitler Collection Distinguished Lecture

The Relevance of Dreyfus

in the Age of ISIS

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Birds of Mark Catesby 2012 calendar cover

"Variety of the feather'd Kind"

The Birds of Mark Catesby

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Equus Unbound: Fairman Rogers and the Age of the Horse

Equus Unbound:

Fairman Rogers and the Age of the Horse

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Literae Humaniores

Literae Humaniores

Treasures from the University of Pennsylvania Library

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Two woodcuts from Flavius Vegetius Renatus's Vier Bucher der rytterschafft (Erfurt, 1511)

Reading Pictures:

Sixteenth-Century European Illustrated Books

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Poster for Word Play exhibit

Word Play:

The Printed Game

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
"Nadar élevant la Photographie à la hauteur de l'Art" (Nadar elevating Photography to Art)  Lithograph by Honoré Daumier  (Le Boulevard, May 25, 1863).

Thomas Evans and Félix Nadar

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Dental Library Display Space , Levy Dental Medicine Library
Dan Rose, illustration of Bradford Lux (ca. 1985). Used with permission of the artist.

Arbitrary Pleasures - Plaisirs Arbitraires

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Photograph of Harry Mathews, © Sigrid Estrada, Harry Mathews Collection, Kislak Center

Book Launch

The Solitary Twin

by Harry Mathews

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Boccaccio, Teseida, MS Codex 254, Kislak Center Collections, University of Pennsylvania Libraries

In partnership with the Center for Italian Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences, the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies is pleased to present the following lecture:

Giovanni Boccaccio's Teseida:

Composition—Circulation—Reception

Francesco Marco Aresu, Assistant Professor of Italian and Medieval Studies, Wesleyan University

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Detail from Ludwig Abielle, Ill sonates pour le clavicin ou pianoforte opera III (France, 17th century), UPenn Ms. Codex 13, Kislak Center.

Sponsored by the Penn Music Department & the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts

Music in the Pavilion

2018-2019 Concert Season Schedule

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
September 28, 2018, Musicians from Marlboro
September 28, 2018, Musicians from Marlboro
September 28, 2018, Musicians from Marlboro
September 28, 2018, Musicians from Marlboro
November 9, 2018, Mezzosoprano Meg Bragle
November 9, 2018, Mezzosoprano Meg Bragle
November 9, 2018, Mezzosoprano Meg Bragle
November 9, 2018, Mezzosoprano Meg Bragle
February 15, 2019 Cello Soundings: Tom Kraines & Friends
February 15, 2019 Cello Soundings: Tom Kraines & Friends
February 15, 2019 Cello Soundings: Tom Kraines & Friends
February 15, 2019 Cello Soundings: Tom Kraines & Friends
April 5, 2019 Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players
April 5, 2019 Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players
April 5, 2019 Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players
April 5, 2019 Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players
Photograph of two loaves of bread on a baking sheet (2011), courtesy of Nick Malgieri

Bread and Civilization

Detail from Ludwig Abielle, Ill sonates pour le clavicin ou pianoforte opera III (France, 17th century), UPenn Ms. Codex 13, Kislak Center.

Sponsored by the Penn Music Department & the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts

Music in the Pavilion

2017-2018 Concert Season Schedule

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Hand-colored map, from Abraham Ortelius, Typus Orbis Terrarum (ca. 1600), Kislak Center

The Stage and All the World

Shakespeare, Cervantes, and Early Maps

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
From the NY Times: Paul Saenger, curator of the Newberry Library in Chicago, perusing a 14th-century codex from southern France with writings by Peter John Olivi, a Roman Catholic dissident.

The A.S.W. Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography

Paul Saenger: "The Latin Bible as Codex"

3D-printed Arduino-powered replica of a Macintosh computer running a graphical adventure game based on William Gibson's novel Neuromancer. Model by DB Bauer, University of Maryland. Used with permission

The A.S.W. Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography

Matthew G. Kirschenbaum: "Bitstreams: The Future of Digital Literary Heritage"

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Halper 211 Haggadah for Passover, probably belonging to a Palestinian rite, 10th century-11th century? fol. 7r

Tablet, Scroll, & Book

Judaic Treasures

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Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Agents Wanted

Agents Wanted

Subscription Publishing in America

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Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
The Hippopotamus Polka, by L. St. Mars

Hidden in Plain Sight

Musical Treasures in the Penn Libraries

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Detail of hand-colored aquatint. “Quite Unexpected.” From Gradus ad Cantabrigium. London: John Hearne, 1824.

Making Prints

Prints from the University of Pennsylvania Library

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Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Candace diCarlo, Conjoined

The Body as Evidence

A Twenty-year Retrospective: The Photography of Candace diCarlo

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
My father gave me a dime and a choice

Life in Boxes

Comic Art & Artifacts

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Photo of Sarah Bernhardt as Hamlet, Furness Theatrical Image Collection, Furness P/Be800.1 S Small Box, Kislak Cente

A conference in honor of the Philadelphia Playbills Project

Digital & Archival Approaches to Theater History

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
William Steig, Untitled ink drawing, Steig Collection, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Muriel Pfaelzer Bodek Fund for Library Public Events

Creating Children's Books Symposium

Collaboration and Change

A symposium in honor of William Steig and Atha Tehon

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Book stamp of Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872) of his library at Middle Hill, from the first flyleaf of an 18th-century Italian manuscript copy of De rerum natura. Penciled notes at edges by later owners (Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection, LJS 179).

7th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age

Collecting Histories

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Initial B showing a harpist wearing a crown

Gothic Arts

An Interdisciplinary Symposium

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Signe Wilkinson, self portrait (ca. 2017)

Beitler Collection Distinguished Lecture

Trumped

Cartooning in the Wind of the Donald Trump Presidency

Signe Wilkinson, Editorial Cartoonist for The Philadelphia Inquirer

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Censor's Scissors

Did Censorship Make the French Enlightenment?

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Fish Image

The Evolution of Origin

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Critical Refusals conference poster by Mandy Newham

Critical Refusals:

Herbert Marcuse and Angela Davis

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Detail of Currier & Ives trade card, The Graces of the Bicycle (New York, 1880), Dr. Daniel and Eleanor Albert Medical Ephemera Collection, Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Recent Acquisitions

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Kamin and Goldstein Family Galleries , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , First and sixth floors
Silver Bells

Silver Bells and Oscar Gold:

Ray Evans in Hollywood

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Eugene Ormandy Gallery , Albrecht Music Library, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 4th floor
L. Fiorillo photographer, Bedouins (n.d.). Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, Penn Libraries

In Sight: Seeing the People of the Holy Land

Selections from the Lenkin Family Collection of Photography

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
An Elegy On the much Lamented Death of the Ingenious and Well-Belov'd Aquila Rose, Clerk to the Honourable Assembly at Philadelphia, who died the 24th of the 6th Month, 1723. Aged 28. Philadelphia: [Printed by Benjamin Franklin for Samuel Keimer], 1723. University of Pennsylvania Libraries collection.

The Rebirth of Aquila Rose:

Benjamin Franklin's First Philadelphia Printing Job

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Audubon exhibit case , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Detail of a butterfly ink jet print

Identification and Preservation of Inkjet Prints

in Museums, Libraries, and Archives

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Identification and Preservation of Inkjet Prints in Museums, Libraries, and Archives
Workshop: Thursday, September 12, 9AM-5PM
Cusack Family Seminar Room 629, Kislak Center
<em>A Great Unrecorded History</em> book cover and portrait of the author Wendy Moffat and <em>Secret Historian</em> book cover and portrait of the author Justin Spring

The Department of English, The Department of History, The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center, and Van Pelt-Dietrich Library co-sponsor

A Double Reading

by Wendy Moffat, author of A Great Unrecorded History: A New Life of E. M. Forster and Justin Spring, author of Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade

Detail from a Sicilian medical miscellany (15th century), Ms. Codex 1649, Kislak Center.

The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies-Herbert D. Katz Center Fellowship in Jewish Manuscript Studies and the David B. Ruderman Distinguished Fellowship Lecture

Tales of Three Texts:

The Judaeo-Arabic and Hebrew Medical Texts in UPenn MS Codex 1649

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Academic Freedom Now (displayed as if written in chalk)

Academic Freedom Now

A symposium marking the 100th anniversary of the Scott Nearing Affair

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Hand-colored map, from Abraham Ortelius, Typus Orbis Terrarum (ca. 1600), Kislak Center

The Stage and All the World

Shakespeare, Cervantes, and Early Maps

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Snyder-Granader Study Alcove , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Wikimedia Commons: Michael Warner

The A.S.W. Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography

Michael Warner: "The Evangelical Public Sphere"

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Details from Left: Buddhist monks relaxing and reading manuscripts. Wat Pathum Wanaram, Bangkok. and Right: Scribal portrait of `Abd Allah Mishkin Qalam (known as Mir `Abd Allah Katib), from a collection of poems (divan) written by Amir Najm al-Din Hasan Dihlavicv, 26 Muharram 1011.  Baltimore, The Walters Art Museum, W.650, fol. 127a

4th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age

Writing the East:

History and New Technologies in the Study of Asian Manuscript Traditions

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A Chef and His Library

A Chef and His Library

An Exhibition Selected from the Collection of Fritz Blank

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Donald M. Robinson, Leaf Magic

Seasons of Western Pennsylvania

The Photography of Donald M. Robinson

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Lynda Diane Brody, digital illustration, William Shakespeare's Birthday

Shakespearean Residues:

Shakespeare at 450

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
detail of Calligraphers’ Workshop. Courtesy of The Free Library of Philadelphia. Rare Book Department. Lewis MS 1.

The Qur’an

Revelation, Illumination, and Tradition

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Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
collage of Penn Libraries exhibition posters

Collections on Display

A Look Back at 20 Years of Penn Libraries Exhibitions

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Mahzor

2018-2019 Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies & the Herbert D. Katz Center Distinguished Fellow’s Lecture in Jewish Manuscript Studies

A Mahzor is a Mahzor is a Mahzor?

Studying CAJS Rare MS 382

Professor Elisabeth Hollender, Goethe Institute Frankfurt

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Elizabeth Eisenstein

The A.S.W. Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography

Divine Art / Infernal Machine

Western Views of Printing Surveyed

Elizabeth L. Eisenstein, Professor Emerita, University of Michigan

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Portrait: Jonathan Swift

A Raging Wit

The Life and Legacy of Jonathan Swift

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
E.O. Hoppe, Ezra Pound, photograph (1920). Public domain.

27th Ezra Pound International Conference

Ezra Pound, Philadelphia Genius, and Modern American Poetry:

Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Hilda Doolittle, and Marianne Moore

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Detail of Christopher Elias Heiss, engraved portrait of Abba Gorgoryos in Hiob Ludolf's Historia Aethiopica (Frankfurt, 1681)>Kislak Center Collections.

Expanding Earth

Travel, Encounter, and Exchange

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Goldstein Family Gallery , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
2017 Jay I. Kislak Program: To the Ends of the Earth
Conference - Thursday, March 2 - Saturday, March 4, 2017
Braun and Hogenberg's 1572 map of Jerusalem

Renaissance City Views from Above and Afar

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Portrait of Francis Johnson

Francis Johnson:

Music Master of Early Philadelphia

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Eugene Ormandy Gallery , Albrecht Music Library, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 4th floor
Wonder of the Microscope Broadside with Hooke's Flea image

Wonders of the Microscope

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Jeremy Schmall's, "Slapdown", Booklyn Artists Alliance, 2007

Recent Acquisitions from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Romney's Emma Hart as Bacchante

"Surely no person was ever so happy as I am":

Emma Hamilton's Path to Fame

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Illustration from Manly P. Hall, An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Cabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy (San Francisco, 1928), Kislak Center

The Worlds Between

An Exploration of Magic, Folklore, and the Occult

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Snyder-Granader Study Alcove , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Campaign flag reading Lincoln and Hamlin (1860), Gordon Block Collection of Lincolniana, Kislak Center, Unversity of Pennsylvania Libraries

The Civil War:

An Ephemeral Lens Into the Life and Times

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
S. A Neff, Jr., detail of binding for The Masters on the Nymph, vol. 1 (ca. 1989-90). Used with permission of the artis

The Bibliophile as Bookbinder:

The Angling Bindings of S. A. Neff, Jr.

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Geographic Discoveries and New Worlds through the Eyes of a Renaissance Jewish Scholar

2019-2020 Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies & the Herbert D. Katz Center Distinguished Fellow's
Lecture in Jewish Manuscript Studies

Changing Minds

Geographic Discoveries and New Worlds
through the Eyes of a Renaissance Jewish Scholar

Professor Fabrizio Lelli, University of Salento (Lecce, Italy)

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Photo of overturned lifeboat on which 28 titanic survivors spent the night, from John B. Thayer's The Sinking of the Titanic (Philadelphia, 1940) Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Unpublished Titanic Collection Lands at the Penn Libraries

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Hand colored woodcut of a beardless Saint Jerome wearing a cardinal's hat seated on a pew with a lion resting his front paws on Jerome's knees, from Saint Jerome, Septem diui Hieronymi epistole ad vitam mortalium instituendam accomodatissime, (Leipzig, 1508). Penn Libraries, Kislak Center Collections

The English Department of the University of Pennsylvania and the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts invite you to:

Reading, Writing, Printing

A Conference in Honor of Peter Stallybrass

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Photo of type being set for printing on the Common Press (2006) courtesy of David Comberg

Common Press at 10:

Printing, Writing, Teaching, and Interdisciplinary Collaboration

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Detail from [The Alchemist] Tiré du Cabinet de Mr. le Brun., (Engraving) [17--]. Rare Book & Manuscript Library, E. F. Smith Collection.

The A.S.W. Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography

Ann Blair: "Hidden Hands: Amanuenses and Authorship in Early Modern Europe"

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Harry Mathews

Composing

Harry Mathews' Words & Worlds

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Writing Surfaces: Matters of Text

Writing Surfaces

Matters of Texts

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Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Thomas Wiltberger Evans

Selections from the Thomas Evans Collection

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Dental Library Display Space , Levy Dental Medicine Library
Detail of Osvaldo Romberg’s Analysis of The Baptism of Christ (Piero Della Francesca), collage, pencil and acrylic on paper, 1977

Osvaldo Romberg: The Library is Burning

Text, Image, Object: 1963-2006

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Inventing Liberty

Inventing Liberty

Books and Manuscripts on the American Revolution

Selected from the Library of Marvin Weiner

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Woodcut detail: twisted tree and a spider web

A Symposium

Romantic Prints on the Move

February 1-2, 2019

Philadelphia Museum of Art & Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Philadelphia Museum of Art's Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Perelman Building
A Legacy Inscribed written using manuscript Initial L and initial I

On exhibit March 11 - August 16, 2013

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Goldstein Family Gallery , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Le Cri, lithograph from Hommage des artistes à Picquart (1899)

The Third Annual Lorraine Beitler Lecture

Human Rights in the 21st Century

La carovane américaine au cénacle (The American caravan at the Cenacle). The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography.

The Thomas Sovereign Gates Library Lecture Fund

American and Muslim Worlds, c. 1500-1900

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
McNeil Center for Early American Studies (3355 Woodland Walk)
Image: Zola-Mouquette (Paris: Léon Hayard, ca. 1899). Anti-Dreyfusard card with movable panel, ridiculing Émile Zola as defender of Alfred Dreyfus, likely produced during the time of Zola's trial (UPenn, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Dreyfus Collection DC354.9.Z65)

The Image Affair

Dreyfus in the Media, 1894-1906

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Public Conversation between Lorraine Beitler, collector, and Norman L. Kleeblatt, Chief Curator, The Jewish Museum, New York
Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 1:30-3:00pm
2015 Lorraine Beitler Lecture Art, Print Culture, and Radical Politics, c. 1900
Symposium: 4:00-7:00pm
Bob Cobbing

Make Perhaps This Out Sense Of Can You

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The Gross Clinic, Thomas Eakins

Dissecting The Gross Clinic

On exhibit: -

Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Detail of head of Christ, from [De philosophia naturali] (Germany, ca.1485-1499), Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection, Rare Book &amp; Manuscript Library

Resolved?

God Does Not Exist

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Detail from De bibel inhoudende het Oude ende Nyeuwe Testament, 1560. Evans Bible Collection. Folio BS224 1560.

Thomas Wiltberger Evans

16th Century Bible Collection

On exhibit May 1 -August 2, 2019

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Dental Library Display Space , Levy Dental Medicine Library
Édouard Manet, painting of Stéphane Mallarmé, 1876.  Collection of the Musée d' Orsay, Paris

The Poet and the Dentist:

Stéphane Mallarmé and Thomas Evans

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Dental Library Display Space , Levy Dental Medicine Library
Ludwig Bemelmans, detail of cover mock-up for "Madeline", ca. 1939, Jean Johnson Kislak Collection, Copyright Ludwig Bemelmans, LLC © Ludwig Bemelmans, LLC

Covered with Vines:

The Many Talents of Ludwig Bemelmans

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Goldstein Family Gallery , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Manuscripts Cataloging Librarian Holly Mengel's photograph of conflict related archival items (2014)

Archives Month Philly

Cataloging Conflict

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Arthur Tress, Boy in Flood Dream, Ocean City, Maryland, 1972, Gelatin Silver Print. Courtesy of the artist

Arthur Tress

A Visual Odyssey

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Photo of type being set for printing on the Common Press (2006) courtesy of David Comberg

Common Press at 10:

Printing, Writing, Teaching, and Interdisciplinary Collaboration

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
The Revolt of the Bees

The Revolt of the Bees

Wherein the Future of the Paper-Hive is Declared

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Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Marceau, Photograph proof of Dreiser. New York, 1900

Sister Carrie

“A Strangely Strong Novel in a Queer Milieu”

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Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Werner Pfeiffer’s Difficult to Fit Book-Object

Werner Pfeiffer

(censor, villain, provocateur, experimenter)

Book-Objects & Artist Books

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Digitally edited theatrical poster featuring woman hanging a broadside proclaiming Come One Come All!

Come One, Come All!

Posters from the University of Pennsylvania Library

On exhibit: -

Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Deciphering the Past

Deciphering the Past

A Retrospective View of the Art & Science of Cryptology

The Charles J. Mendelsohn Cryptology Collection

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Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Advertisement: Mineral teeth

Thomas Evans

and the Professional Press

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Dental Library Display Space , Levy Dental Medicine Library
Tomorrow Never Knows: The Beatles in Text and Image

Tomorrow Never Knows

The Beatles in Text & Image

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Symposium
February 27-28, 2014
Gotham Book Mart graphic: monogram GBM shown with three 18th century men in a boat.

The Kislak Center’s Gotham Book Mart Centennial

Wise Men Fished Here

A Centennial Exhibition in Honor of the Gotham Book Mart, 1920-2020

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Jay I. Kislak Symposium: Modernism - Materiality - Meaning
Thursday, February 28 - Saturday, March2, 2019
Spanish map of the Americas

21st annual Conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP)

geographies of the book

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Common Press Print

Materials Library & Common Press Preview

Curated by German Pallares & Mary Tasillo. Text by Roksana Filipowska & Hannah Bennett

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Fisher Exhibition Space , Fisher Fine Arts Library , 1st floor
Gulliver's Reading

Gulliver's Reading

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Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Oh Fresh! Broadside

Oh Fresh!

Sophomore Proclamations of Freshman Rules, 1866-WWII

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Reading in the Market

Textual Spaces

an Architecture of Reading

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Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
engraving detail of Prince Henry, Poins, and Falstaff from Shakespeare's King Henry IV, Part I, Furness Theatrical Image Collection, Kislak Center

Archives Month Philly 2017

Behind the Scenes

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Teotliztacan illustration from Antonio Penafiel, "Nombres Geograficos de Mexico" (Mexico, 1885). Penn Museum Library Collection

Collecting Mesoamerica:

The Hemispheric Roots of U.S. Anthropology

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Snyder-Granader Study Alcove , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Art Territory Identity

Fisher Fine Arts Library exhibit

Art, Territory, and Identity

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Fisher Exhibition Space , Fisher Fine Arts Library , 1st floor
Rev. Joseph Benjamin McCaul, detail of illustration from Pen and Pencil Sketches (1886), Ms. Coll. 918, Kislak Center

Archives Month Philly

The Paper Menagerie:

Animals on the Page in the Kislak Center's Special Collections

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Cover of Sam Young's Chef Fritz and His City (2015)

Remembering Chef Fritz, Guiding Star of Philadelphia's Restaurant Renaissance

Author talk with Sam Young

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Paint over print image of partially colored Ptolemy map

Paint over Print

Hand-Colored Books and Maps of the Early Modern Period

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Detail of interior photograph of the Gilbert Luber Gallery (ca. 1980s), courtesy of Shirley Luber

Representing Modern Japan:

The Luber Collection of Art Books

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Goldstein Family Gallery , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
William Sanders Scarborough

Twelve Black Classicists

The Earliest Contributions of African Americans to Classical Studies

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
The Penn Library Collections at 250: From Franklin to the Web

The Penn Library Collections at 250

From Franklin to the Web

2000

Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Enid Mark

Collaborations

Enid Mark and the ELM Press

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Sepia photos: Annie Oakley, Pioneer mother, Native American woman

Conference

Women's Voices from American Frontiers

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detail from The Battle of the Books (in A Tale of a Tub)

2018 Jay I Kislak Symposium

Jonathan Swift in the 21st Century

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Gotham Book Mart graphic: monogram GBM shown with three 18th century men in a boat.

Jay I. Kislak Conference to honor the Kislak Center’s Gotham Book Mart Centennial exhibition

Modernism - Materiality - Meaning

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Triple image of the Zola caricature, from the catalog cover

2015 Lorraine Beitler Lecture

The Image Affair: Dreyfus in the Media, 1894-1906

Conversation & lecture

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Bound to Conserve: The Art of Angling and the Future of Rivers

Bound to Conserve: The Art of Angling and the Future of Rivers

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Barbara Henry woodcut of Walt Whitman

A Symposium

Whitman at 200

Looking Back, Looking Forward

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
William Steig, Untitled ink drawing of an artist doodling, Steig Collection, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

As the Ink Flows

Works from the Pen of William Steig

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Goldstein Family Gallery , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Detail of original watercolor and ink illustration for Richard Egielski's Bravo, Minski ca. 1988, Atha Tehon Collection, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts

The School of Atha

Collaboration in the Making of Children's Books

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Detail of poster showing Antoniá Badón as Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Returns to Harlem

Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut Street
PEAL

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Wise Men Fished Here

Polyvocal Poetry: Sound and Resound
A Performance of Randall Couch's Peal

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
reworked detail from a marginal illustration in a Bible, showing a defaced fox preaching to a rooster. Arras, France, late 13th century. University of Pennsylvania, MS Codex 724, fol. 247v.

Exhibition

Reactions

Medieval/Modern

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Karen Slack in concert from https://www.facebook.com/pg/SopranoKarenSlack/posts/

An evening in Honor of Marian Anderson

Hold On!

Solo recital featuring Karen Slack, soprano, and Yu Xi Wang, pianist

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Image of horse rider from Nemicandrasūri, Pravacanasārodhārasūtra (India, 1652). University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Indic 26. Kislak Center.

In conjunction with the 10th Annual Schoenberg Symposium of the same theme

Intertwined Worlds

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Goldstein Family Gallery , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Intertwined Worlds Symposium, Thurs., Nov. 2 - Sat., Nov. 4, 2017
Palm Leaf Workshop with James Canary, Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 1-5pm