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Joanna Banks in her library, ca 2018

Writing Across Genres

African American Women Writers in the Joanna Banks Collection

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st 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, & the Albrecht Music Library

Music in the Pavilion

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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 27, 2019 Night Music Chamber Ensemble
November 8, 2019 "The varies Carols I Hear" Penn Sings Whitman
January 17, 2020 Jasper String Quartet & Friends
April 10, 2020 Arcana New Music Ensemble
Exhibit: Soviet architecture

Soviet Architecture: The Fifth View

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Fisher Exhibition Space , Fisher Fine Arts Library , 1st floor
Ashley Bryan, "Peggy" illustration from Feedom Over Me (Simon & Schuster, 2016)

Remarkable Figures

Women in the Art of Ashley Bryan

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Snyder-Granader Study Alcove , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Cover of Ashley Bryan's autobiography Infinite hope featureing a black and white photograph of him as a young soldier in WWII with a line sketch of a soldier overlayed in yellow

Ashley Bryan Archive Celebration

and Philadelphia Book Launch for Infinite Hope

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Graphic showing train on trestle from below

We Are the Storm / Migration Now

Activist Poster Art by Justseeds Artists' Cooperative

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Fisher Exhibition Space , Fisher Fine Arts Library , 1st floor
Cover of Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe (Oxford University Press)

Kathy Peiss, author of Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe

In conversation with Roger Chartier and Arthur Kiron

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Ms. Codex 315, Miscellany of religious verse and prose, 15th century, fol. 2r

SIMS Italian Studies Fellow in Italian Manuscript Studies

Texts on Flyleaves

An Investigation on Petrarch’s Writing Uses

Professor Maddalena Signorini, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Castiglione, Il libro del cortegiano (Venetia: Nelle case d'Aldo Romano, 1528)

Roger Chartier on Castiglione's Book of the Courtier

"Per dir forse una nova parola": Sixteenth-century translations of sprezzatura

Lea Library , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Photo of palm leaf manuscript archive by Anthony M Cerulli

Manuscriptistan

Photographs by Anthony M. Cerulli

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Seeing, Framing, and Experiencing Manuscript Cultures in Contemporary India
Lecture and panel discussion, Thursday, November 5, 5PM
Ney flutes

Re-covering the Ney Collection

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Marian Anderson Gallery , Albrecht Music Library, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 4th floor
Penn flutes

Music in the Stacks

Penn Flutes, Deluxe Holiday Edition

S.T. Lee Lounge , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
"Master B.F.,” Decorated letter P from the Santi Angelo e Niccolò at Villanova Sillaro choirbooks; Lombardy, ca. 1500. The Free Library of Philadelphia, Lewis E M 76:52

Making the Renaissance Manuscript

Discoveries from Philadelphia Libraries

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Goldstein Family Gallery , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Making the Renaissance Manuscript: Discoveries from Philadelphia Libraries
Exhibition tour, opening, and catalogue launch - Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Ms. Coll. 115, Evans’s 8 September 1868 sketch of Napoleon III (Louis-Napoleon)

Thomas W. Evans and Royalty

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Dental Library Display Space , Levy Dental Medicine Library
The Bibliophile as Bookbinder: The Angling Binding of S.A. Neff, Jr.

The Bibliophile as Bookbinder

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

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Goldstein Family Gallery , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Sergei Rachmaninoff at piano and Eugene Ormandy. Photo courtesy of the Adrian Siegel Collection/Philadelphia Orchestra Archives

Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances and Its Premiere by the Philadelphia Orchestra:

Celebrating the Rediscovery of a Historic Recording

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Native North American drawings and writing framing exhibit

American Contact

Virtual conference: Intercultural Encounter and the History of the Book

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The conference will be held virtually
First place: Sunset over the Lessley Site, Smith Creek Archaeological Project, Fort Adams, Mississippi

Museum Library: student photo contest

Penn in the Field 2019

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LJS 438, Neoplatonic and neopythagorean translations (Florence, ca. 1475)

Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies
Visiting Research Fellow’s Lecture

Riddles and Puzzles

Pythagoras in the Italian Quattrocento

Anna Corrias, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Manicule and acronym SIMS (Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies)

13th Annual (Virtual) Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age

Manuscript Studies in the Covid-19 Age

November 18-20, 2020

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Online
Covers of two journals, The Black Scholar and Black Lesbians, from the Joanna Banks Collection.

2020 Jay I. Kislak Symposium

Black Women Writing Across Genres
in the Late 20th Century

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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