Through vision and mission statements, shared organizational values, and four core strategic priorities, the plan aligns the Libraries’ work with the Penn Compact 2022 pillars of inclusion, innovation, and impact and the University’s goal of advancing knowledge for good.
Presenting newspapers written and published by incarcerated people from within federal and state prisons nationwide, American Prison Newspapers, 1800-2020 : Voices From The Inside aims to offer a quarter-million page-images with searchable fulltext from more than 300 prison newspaper titles when completed. The first installment of six prison newspapers is now available for reading by Penn students, faculty, and staff on the JSTOR platform.
In the seminal Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made, Eugene Genovese writes "The reception accorded by white America to black people brought here in chains and raised in slavery and under racist oppression has, first and foremost, provided a record of one of history's greatest crimes." Even within this brutal system, however, black people found opportunities for creativity, solidarity, love and resistance.
Composed of vibrant archival materials ranging in genre and format from stereo photographs to sheet music, and from picture books to card games, Children’s Literature and Culture presents an expansive view of literature and print culture produced for and by children in the long nineteenth century.
Read all about it! Baby pandas, the Capital Weather Gang ... and, oh yes, the 2020 Presidential General Election. The Penn Libraries announces a new campus-wide subscription to The Washington Post website. This new subscription, live right now, uses Penn campus IP ranges and PennKey authentication
From the radical Knights of Labor to the increasingly mainstream AFL-CIO, organizations and movements striving to secure the rights and dignity of workers made enormous strides from the 19th to the mid-20th century. Laws and regulations protecting the rights of workers in the United States The Libraries have purchased a number of collections that cover the epic struggle for Workers' Rights during the first half of the 20th century. This period saw the end of child labor, creation of a right
When most students are asked about encyclopedias their first thought is of Wikipedia. When the advantages of scholarly encyclopedias are pointed out, however, they are easily convinced of their benefits. What are the benefits? Online scholarly encyclopedias provide signed articles by identified experts and undergo continuous revision with each iteration indicated.