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Research Tea: Manuel S. González Canché
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Research Tea: Manuel S. González Canché

For the Libraries’ next Research Tea, Manuel S. González Canché will speak about his recent work on geographical bias in standardized testing. An associate professor in the Higher Education division of Penn’s Graduate School of Education (GSE), González Canché’s scholarship focuses on the interplay between environmental circumstances and educational/occupational outcomes. González Canché is an affiliated … Continue reading

Just Launched: Geologic Field Trip Guidebooks Web Archive
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Just Launched: Geologic Field Trip Guidebooks Web Archive

This post first appeared on the Columbia University Libraries Spotlight Blog. The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation is pleased to announce the launch of the Geologic Field Trip Guidebooks Web Archive. Curated by Amanda Bielskas (Columbia), Brittany Wofford (Duke), Jane Quigley (Dartmouth), and Emily Wild (Princeton) — under the auspices of the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation — the Geologic … Continue reading

<a href="http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017/125968">17th and 18th Century Manuscript Verse</a>
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17th and 18th Century Manuscript Verse

The Brotherton Collection of 17th and 18th century English literature includes over 180 manuscripts that contain nearly 7000 poems and verses. These manuscripts were gathered together to form a discrete collection of verse. The manuscripts range from large verse miscellanies and commonplace books through religious and political texts to individual leaves containing only a single … Continue reading

400 years of democracy and slavery in Virginia: Virginia Company Archives</a>
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400 years of democracy and slavery in Virginia: Virginia Company Archives

The year 2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the first representative legislative assembly in the British Colonies.  The “General Assembly,” composed of men from each of Virginia’s eleven major settlements, met for the first time at Jamestown from July 30-August 4, 1619.  1619 was also the year in which the first enslaved Africans arrived at … Continue reading

<a href="http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017/125984">Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History, narratives from the Schlesinger Library</a>
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Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History, narratives from the Schlesinger Library

This resource brings together hundreds of accounts by women of their travels across the globe from the early 19th century to the late 20th century. Students and researchers will find sources covering a variety of topics including; architecture; art; the British Empire; climate; customs; exploration; family life; housing; industry; language; monuments; mountains; natural history; politics … Continue reading

Featured Books Display: Philadelphia
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Featured Books Display: Philadelphia

The latest Featured Books Display in the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center spotlights the City of Brotherly Love. “We have new students who’ve never been to Philadelphia and returning students who haven’t ventured off campus,” explains Eileen Kelly, Head of Collection Management. “The holdings we’ve selected are meant to encourage exploration and appreciation.” Toward the end … Continue reading