Art and Architecture Collections (Kislak Center)

At the University of Pennsylvania, holdings relating to art and architecture may be found in the Anne & Jerome Fisher Fine Arts Library; the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania; the University Archives & Records Center; and in the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

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Collection Overview

What follows is a broad overview of holdings in the Kislak Center. Listings here are not meant to be comprehensive but rather to indicate particular areas of strength.

Following is a list of major modern collections and items (19th century-present) connected broadly to art or architecture.

UPenn Ms. Codex 377 p3 - Quartaroni, Domenico - Trattato delle fortificazioni
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UPenn Ms. Codex 377 p3 - Quartaroni, Domenico - Trattato delle fortificazioni

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Ms. Coll. 176 John Haviland Papers v6 p99

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Ms. Coll. 50 Pennell Papers oversize PNL-PR 71 The Tunnel Montague Terrace 1924

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W Steig_The Artists Gaze_ ED-5_13_UPenn Steig Collection