2022 New Acquisitions Showcase: From Plague Remedies to Photo Charms

New additions to the Penn Libraries' special collections will be on display during this drop-in event.

October 12, 2022 - 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm @ Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, 6th floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
Medieval coffer box

As classes and researchers returned to the library this past academic year, curators at the Kislak Center continued their mission to expand our holdings in exciting and innovative ways. From a fourteenth-century manuscript collection of plague remedies, to a book woven on an automated silk loom, to a handwritten Turkish translation of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, to a catalogue and sample of photo jewelry, many exciting new items have been added to our collections in the past year. Drop-in to the Kislak Center’s Orrery Pavilion to get a first-hand look at some of these fascinating new arrivals.

Featured image: Coffer box with hand-colored woodcut and printed text pasted in, 15th century