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An English class taught by Whitney Trettien allows students to explore a range of texts at the Penn Libraries to learn the history of how humans have recorded and shared knowledge.
Unique at Penn post by Kelin Baldridge Smallwood remembers the joy of Walter Lear's relationship with his boyfriend Werner in the 1960s.
Walter Lear (1923-2010) was an American physician, public health official, and activist for healthcare reform, LGBTQ+ rights, and numerous other causes.
Sean QuimbyAssociate University Librarian & Director of the Jay I. Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts | Director of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies firstname.lastname@example.org
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The accessible entrance of Van pelt-Dietrich Library Center opens into the Goldstein Undergraduate Study Center. This entrance is on the ground floor of the building facing Blanche P. Levy Park and College Hall. A wheelchair accessible doorbell is located on the railing leading toward the door.