Dramatic view of Jerusalem looking toward the Mosque of Omar / Temple Mount.

Holy Land Collections

Penn's libraries are home to a wide range of special and general collections related to the Holy Land.

Rare japanese book.

Japanese Special Collections

The Penn Libraries collects a variety of Japanese rare materials, including but not limited to books, periodicals, scrapbooks, limited-circulation newspapers, manuscripts, photographs, and art prints.

Woodcut and text from Novena de la santissima Encarnacion o Anunciata (Mexico 1777)

Sydney S. Keil Collection

The Sydney S. Keil Collection contains over 1,000 items from colonial Latin America, including books, pamphlets, broadsides, and maps. A particular focus of the collection is the religious history of Mexico in the colonial period. The collection was presented it to the Penn Libraries by Jeffrey D. Keil in memory of his father in 1986, and it continues to grow thanks to an endowment.