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Area Studies Collections @ Penn
Area Studies Highlights
Gal Vihara, 12th century A.D., Detail of the head of a monumental recumbent Buddha achieving parinirvana, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka.
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The Penn Libraries have extensive multidisciplinary area studies collections, including materials in non-Western languages, that deal with specific geographic regions and their cultural manifestation in the broadest sense of the term. Developed in close coordination with programmatic and faculty research interests at Penn, each collection is administered by a bibliographer who can assist in locating materials and using these collections. Please contact us with any questions that you may have about library resources from any of these geo-cultural regions.
Bibliographer: Lauris Olson
Phone: (215) 898 0119
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Room 203
East Asian Collection
Brian Vivier
Contact: Brian Vivier, Chinese Studies Librarian
Phone: (215) 898 3412
Room 528, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Molly Des Jardin
Japanese Studies Librarian: Molly Des Jardin
Phone: (215) 898 3205
527 Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Arthur Kiron
Bibliographer: Arthur Kiron
Phone: (215) 238 1290, ex. 202
            (215) 573-7431
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Room 205
joe Holub
Bibliographer: Joe Holub
Phone: (215) 898 4325
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Room 210
Interim Middle East Studies Librarian: Brian Vivier
Phone: (215) 898-3412
525 Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Interim South Asia Studies Librarian: Brian Vivier
Phone: (215) 898-3412
Room 525, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center