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Diversity in the Stacks: Literature from Soviet Russia's Borders

Posted on by Rebecca Stuhr
A person with red hair walks away from a camera next to a book shelf

What influence has Russian literature had on the countries and cultures on its periphery?

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Exploring the History of the Liberal Arts with SIMS Fellow Christine Bachman

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Page of an illuminated manuscript with an elaborate 'P' on the left-hand page

While serving as the 2019-2020 Graduate Fellow at the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, Christine Bachman explored the early medieval manuscript called LJS 101.

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Policy Commons – international think tank publications fulltext

Posted on by Lauris Olson
Policy Commons logo

The Penn Libraries have become a founding member of Policy Commons, a new one-stop community platform for research from the world's leading policy experts, nonpartisan think tanks, IGOs and NGOs. 

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Penn Libraries Receives Gift for DEIA Lecture Series

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Van Pelt Library on a sunny summer day

The Penn Libraries is pleased to announce a gift of $100,000 from William C. Park (‘89) and Jung Choi to fund a five-year lecture series dedicated to exploring topics related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.

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Penn Students, Faculty, and Staff Can Now Access The New York Times Online

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Individual holding mobile phone on Penn's campus with NYTimes app visible on screen

University of Pennsylvania students, faculty, and staff now have access to The New York Times, courtesy of the Penn Libraries.

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Featured Books: Pride Month

Posted on by Rebecca Ortenberg
Books stacked in front of a red background. Titles are: Under the Udala Tree; Blood, Bread, and Poetry; George; The Handmaiden; Kissing the Witch

To help celebrate Pride Month, Penn’s LGBT Center have put together a selection of books and films that explore the LGBTQ experience from a wide variety of perspectives.

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Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in the Americas

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Portrait of Indigenous Americans

The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts was a Church of England missionary organization active in the British Atlantic world from the 18th through the early 20th centuries.

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The Penn Libraries Acquires 15th Century Printing of the Sūtra of Perfection of Wisdom

Posted on by Rebecca Ortenberg
Accordion-folded book, unfolded, block printed in Chinese

One of the newest additions to our collections also happens to be the oldest printed book in the Penn Libraries.

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African colonial and missionary records, plus South African Apartheid-era sources

Posted on by Lauris Olson
Uganda administrative report image

The Penn Libraries have acquired several digitized primary-source collections on British colonial Africa, Apartheid-era South Africa, and British missionary activities in African countries. These collections have been digitized from original sources by British Online Archives.

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Diversity in the stacks

Diversity in the Stacks: Immigrant Experiences in Children’s Literature

Posted on by Mayelin Perez
A grid of children's book covers of the following books: 'Desert Girl, Monsoon Boy,' 'Little Changlas,' 'Cora Cooks Pancit,' 'Clap When You Land,' 'Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao,' 'Everybody Looking'

The Penn Libraries is expanding its collection of children’s and young adult literature with the goal of privileging underrepresented voices, cultures, and perspectives.

...Continue reading
Diversity in the stacks

Diversity in the Stacks: Literature from Soviet Russia's Borders

Posted on by Rebecca Stuhr
A person with red hair walks away from a camera next to a book shelf

What influence has Russian literature had on the countries and cultures on its periphery?

...Continue reading

Exploring the History of the Liberal Arts with SIMS Fellow Christine Bachman

Posted on
Page of an illuminated manuscript with an elaborate 'P' on the left-hand page

While serving as the 2019-2020 Graduate Fellow at the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, Christine Bachman explored the early medieval manuscript called LJS 101.

...Continue reading

Policy Commons – international think tank publications fulltext

Posted on by Lauris Olson
Policy Commons logo

The Penn Libraries have become a founding member of Policy Commons, a new one-stop community platform for research from the world's leading policy experts, nonpartisan think tanks, IGOs and NGOs. 

...Continue reading

Penn Libraries Receives Gift for DEIA Lecture Series

Posted on
Van Pelt Library on a sunny summer day

The Penn Libraries is pleased to announce a gift of $100,000 from William C. Park (‘89) and Jung Choi to fund a five-year lecture series dedicated to exploring topics related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.

...Continue reading

Penn Students, Faculty, and Staff Can Now Access The New York Times Online

Posted on
Individual holding mobile phone on Penn's campus with NYTimes app visible on screen

University of Pennsylvania students, faculty, and staff now have access to The New York Times, courtesy of the Penn Libraries.

...Continue reading

Featured Books: Pride Month

Posted on by Rebecca Ortenberg
Books stacked in front of a red background. Titles are: Under the Udala Tree; Blood, Bread, and Poetry; George; The Handmaiden; Kissing the Witch

To help celebrate Pride Month, Penn’s LGBT Center have put together a selection of books and films that explore the LGBTQ experience from a wide variety of perspectives.

...Continue reading

Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in the Americas

Posted on
Portrait of Indigenous Americans

The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts was a Church of England missionary organization active in the British Atlantic world from the 18th through the early 20th centuries.

...Continue reading

The Penn Libraries Acquires 15th Century Printing of the Sūtra of Perfection of Wisdom

Posted on by Rebecca Ortenberg
Accordion-folded book, unfolded, block printed in Chinese

One of the newest additions to our collections also happens to be the oldest printed book in the Penn Libraries.

...Continue reading

African colonial and missionary records, plus South African Apartheid-era sources

Posted on by Lauris Olson
Uganda administrative report image

The Penn Libraries have acquired several digitized primary-source collections on British colonial Africa, Apartheid-era South Africa, and British missionary activities in African countries. These collections have been digitized from original sources by British Online Archives.

...Continue reading
Diversity in the stacks

Diversity in the Stacks: Immigrant Experiences in Children’s Literature

Posted on by Mayelin Perez
A grid of children's book covers of the following books: 'Desert Girl, Monsoon Boy,' 'Little Changlas,' 'Cora Cooks Pancit,' 'Clap When You Land,' 'Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao,' 'Everybody Looking'

The Penn Libraries is expanding its collection of children’s and young adult literature with the goal of privileging underrepresented voices, cultures, and perspectives.

...Continue reading

October 2020

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October 2020

Workers' Rights: Socialism to the AFL-CIO

Posted on October 2020 by Nick Okrent
Labor Party in the USA

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 to unionize

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Posted on October 2020
Explore by Discipline

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.

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Penn Libraries Marks Open Access Week with New Guide for Scholars

Posted on October 2020
Icon of open book with open padlock

In recognition of International Open Access Week, the Penn Libraries has released a new guide for scholars who may want to learn more about open-access options to improve the discoverability and visibility of their work. 

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Cross-Campus Picks: Milford Graves — A Mind-Body Deal

Display of and plants in foreground with manakins in background

At the end of September, the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) reopened its doors to the public for an exhibition on the work of Milford Graves, presented by Ars Nova Workshop. Graves is perhaps best known as a progressive jazz drummer, though categorizing him as a percussionist would be akin to labeling Benjamin Franklin a postmaster. 

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Just Launched: The Student and Youth Environmental Activism Web Archive

Posted on October 2020
Screenshot from website showing photo of student activists with text A Youth-Led Call For Climate Action

The Student and Youth Environmental Activism Web Archive documents youth and student engagement in climate change and environmental issues from around the globe beginning in 2019. It contains websites and online documents created by individuals, groups, organizations, and coalitions of student and youth-led environmental activism

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Just Launched: The Belarusian Politics and Society Web Archive

Posted on October 2020
Screenshot of website with map of Belarus

Developed by librarians at Harvard and Stanford Universities, and the University of Chicago — under the auspices of the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation — the Belarusian Politics and Society Web Archive exists to preserve material related to the 2020 presidential election campaign in Belarus and the events that followed

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Diversity in the Stacks: Pakistani Vernacular Languages

Posted on October 2020 by Elliot Montpellier, PhD Candidate, Department of South Asia Studies and Department of Anthropology
Assorted cassettes in various languages

Since the early 1800s, Penn Libraries has collected materials from across South Asia. To date, this collection includes materials in more than 20 of the 74 languages spoken in Pakistan. The strength of this collection is both in its eclecticism and expansiveness, with more than 19,000 items in Urdu alone

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Diversity in the Stacks: Pakistani Vernacular Languages

Posted on October 2020 by Elliot Montpellier, PhD Candidate, Department of South Asia Studies and Department of Anthropology
Assorted cassettes in various languages

Since the early 1800s, Penn Libraries has collected materials from across South Asia. To date, this collection includes materials in more than 20 of the 74 languages spoken in Pakistan. The strength of this collection is both in its eclecticism and expansiveness, with more than 19,000 items in Urdu alone

...Continue reading