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University of Pennsylvania Libraries Receives Major Gift of Photographic Plates by Edward S. Curtis

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The gift to the Penn Libraries complements holdings across the University, making Penn a major center for research and work on Curtis, one of the most prolific American photographers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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The Penn Libraries Acquires the Personal Papers of Historian and Activist Elizabeth Fee

Posted on by Rebecca Ortenberg
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Elizabeth Fee, who died in 2018, is probably most known for her work documenting and analyzing the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

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Diversity in the stacks

Diversity in the Stacks: Old and Rare Sanskrit Series

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The Penn Libraries collections include 19th and 20th century Sanskrit series that made old, rare, and foundational Sanskrit texts available to a wide-ranging audience.

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Penn Libraries Opens Newly-Renovated Biotech Commons

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Barbara Cavanaugh, Constantia Constantinou, and Hannah Rutledge outside the Biotech Commons

The Penn Libraries has transformed its former Biomedical Library into a dynamic space with a new name: the Biotech Commons.

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The Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image Celebrates 25 Years

Posted on by Rebecca Ortenberg
Illustration from a medieval manuscript showing a figure looking down out of the top of a tower on small buildings below, surrounded by stylized trees and fields

Thanks to a generous gift from Lawrence J. Schoenberg, grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and private donations, SCETI has spent the past 25 years digitizing collections and making them available online.

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Conserving Claudy Jongstra's "Fields of Transformation"

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A person walks by the mural

Claudy Jongstra's mural does more than evoke the natural world: it is intimately and continuously affected by it.

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Featured Books: Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted on by Rebecca Ortenberg
A stack of books with the following titles visible: Insumisas; Dulcinea in the Factory; Sorting Out the Mixed Economy; Race Migrations; A Nation of Women; Latin America Since the Left Turn

Put together by Penn’s Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies, this month’s Featured Books list includes a variety of nonfiction titles related to Latin American history, culture, and activism.

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Penn Libraries Welcomes New Curator for Civic Engagement Samantha Hill

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Hill is an award-winning trans-disciplinary artist whose practice draws upon archives and oral histories collected by individuals and communities.

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The Divine Comedy’s ‘universal message’

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Get the latest bestsellers from the Penn Libraries

Posted on by Mayelin Perez
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Find popular books on the first floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center.

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September 2021

The Divine Comedy’s ‘universal message’

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September 2021

Penn Libraries Opens Newly-Renovated Biotech Commons

Posted on September 2021
Barbara Cavanaugh, Constantia Constantinou, and Hannah Rutledge outside the Biotech Commons

The Penn Libraries has transformed its former Biomedical Library into a dynamic space with a new name: the Biotech Commons.

...Continue reading

The Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image Celebrates 25 Years

Posted on September 2021 by Rebecca Ortenberg
Illustration from a medieval manuscript showing a figure looking down out of the top of a tower on small buildings below, surrounded by stylized trees and fields

Thanks to a generous gift from Lawrence J. Schoenberg, grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and private donations, SCETI has spent the past 25 years digitizing collections and making them available online.

...Continue reading

Conserving Claudy Jongstra's "Fields of Transformation"

Posted on September 2021 by Rebecca Ortenberg
A person walks by the mural

Claudy Jongstra's mural does more than evoke the natural world: it is intimately and continuously affected by it.

...Continue reading

Conserving Claudy Jongstra's "Fields of Transformation"

Posted on September 2021 by Rebecca Ortenberg
A person walks by the mural

Claudy Jongstra's mural does more than evoke the natural world: it is intimately and continuously affected by it.

...Continue reading

Featured Books: Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted on September 2021 by Rebecca Ortenberg
A stack of books with the following titles visible: Insumisas; Dulcinea in the Factory; Sorting Out the Mixed Economy; Race Migrations; A Nation of Women; Latin America Since the Left Turn

Put together by Penn’s Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies, this month’s Featured Books list includes a variety of nonfiction titles related to Latin American history, culture, and activism.

...Continue reading

Penn Libraries Welcomes New Curator for Civic Engagement Samantha Hill

Posted on September 2021
A woman stands in a softly-lit library surrounded by bookshelves

Hill is an award-winning trans-disciplinary artist whose practice draws upon archives and oral histories collected by individuals and communities.

...Continue reading

Get the latest bestsellers from the Penn Libraries

Posted on September 2021 by Mayelin Perez
A bookshelf sits against a wall with a sign above it reading "Bestsellers Plus"

Find popular books on the first floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center.

...Continue reading

Celebrating New Students, New Services, and a New School Year at the Penn Libraries

Posted on September 2021 by Rebecca Ortenberg
Students milling around outside the Van Pelt Library

This fall, the Libraries is rolling out new services and resources that will help connect library users with the materials and expertise they need.

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Digital Natives: How the University of Pennsylvania is Preserving its Born-Digital Collections

Posted on September 2021 by Rebecca Ortenberg
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How a group of archivists from across Penn came together to create a strategy for collecting and preserving born-digital collections.

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Digital Natives: How the University of Pennsylvania is Preserving its Born-Digital Collections

Posted on September 2021 by Rebecca Ortenberg
Screencap of code

How a group of archivists from across Penn came together to create a strategy for collecting and preserving born-digital collections.

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