In 1881, American entrepreneur and industrialist Joseph Wharton established the world’s first collegiate school of business at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1927, with a gift from Joanna Wharton Lippincott, daughter of Joseph Wharton, the Lippincott Library of the Wharton School was created to support the research and scholarly needs of the business school.
Located in Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Lippincott Library maintains a continually evolving collection of materials with access to data, journals, books, news, analyst reports, market research, and more.
The Lippincott Library collection includes materials related to Wharton's research and pedagogical concentrations. These include:
- Business economics and public policy
- Health care management
- Legal studies and business ethics
- Operations, Information and Decisions
- Real Estate
Materials are available in print and digital formats. Digital or electronic format is preferred in order to provide broader access to materials.
Selected Special Collections and Collections of Note
- Business, Economics, Labor, and Financial History Collections (Kislak Center)
- Curtis Publishing Company Records
- Financial Data Resources
- Historical Annual Reports
Collection Development Policy
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