Fairman Rogers Collection

The Fairman Rogers Collection at the University of Pennsylvania consists of over 1,000 titles, primarily focused on Rogers' interest in horses. It serves as a foundation for scholarly study of the role of the horse in the technical, scientific, and social evolution of nineteenth-century Europe and North America.

Title page detail from Abu Isa al-Tirmidhi, Kitab Shamail al-Mustafa (Fez, Morocco, 1865)

Fez Lithographs Collection

This collection of over 170 titles documents the earliest printing in Morocco. The bulk of the collection dates from 1865 to 1936, covering most of the span of Moroccan lithographic printing from its beginning in the city of Fez to its end during the French Protectorate.

Financial Data Resources

Lippincott Library has a prominent collection of financial data resources. These include large, well-known products like Bloomberg, Capital IQ, and Pitchbook, as well as more niche resources like Preqin for private equity and hedge fund data, or Morningstar Direct for mutual funds and alternative investments.

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Folk Narrative

The University library has extensive collections of all forms of folk narrative in dozens of languages from all over the world. These collections also exhibit historical depth since the library has been collecting these materials since the turn of the twentieth century.

Engraving of Francis Hopkinson.

Francis Hopkinson Collections

The Francis Hopkinson Collection includes Hopkinson's personal collection of music, along with manuscript music and transcriptions. Complementing these are other printed and manuscript materials by or relating to Hopkinson. These materials provides important sources for the study of early American music, the early history of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania, and colonial and early federal American culture.

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G. Holmes Perkins Library

The Fisher Fine Arts Library’s Rare Book and Special Collections constitute the G. Holmes Perkins Library, named after the School of Fine Arts (today’s Weitzman School of Design) transformative dean who directed the school from 1950 through 1971.

Geological Society of America Special Papers, Memoirs and Field Trip Collection

The Penn Libraries is fortunate to have the entire electronic backfile and current issues available for the Geological Society of American book material. This collection includes GSA Special Papers – dedicated to publishing rapidly evolving topics; GSA Memoirs – long term studies; and GSA Field Trips – geological guides to particular areas of the United States, usually designed to coincide with field trips at the organizations’ meetings. The Geological Society of America is a global professional organization started in 1888. It seeks to “advance geoscience research and discovery, service to society, stewardship of Earth, and the geosciences profession”. That mission is accomplished by the publication of journals, books, maps and meeting abstracts. This collection allows Penn geology students the ability to access papers such at Fossil Crustacea of the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, Fossil Snakes of North America, and Paleobiology of the Dinosaurs.

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Georgij Sanji Zagadinow Collection of Kalmyk Materials

The Zagadinow Collection embodies the Libraries’ strategic priorities to collect and preserve global voices, and to make accessible materials related to Philadelphia’s culture and community and to transnational communities and identities.