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Penn Libraries Acquires Archive of Renowned Author and Artist Ashley Bryan
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Penn Libraries Acquires Archive of Renowned Author and Artist Ashley Bryan

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries announces the acquisition of the archive of renowned artist Ashley Bryan, an internationally recognized children’s book author and illustrator, poet, and humanitarian. Bryan’s archive came to the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the Penn Libraries through the Ashley Bryan Center, which has represented and preserved … Continue reading

Just Launched: Independent Documentary Filmmakers from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan Web Archive
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Just Launched: Independent Documentary Filmmakers from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan 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 Independent Documentary Filmmakers from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan Web Archive, curated by Luo Zhou, Chinese Studies Librarian at Duke University, and Joshua Seufert, Chinese Studies Librarian at Princeton University. Chinese independent … Continue reading

FBI Confidential Files and Radical Politics in the U.S., 1945-1972
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FBI Confidential Files and Radical Politics in the U.S., 1945-1972

Throughout most of the 20th century, the FBI produced a uniquely important record of the concerns, biases and public and surreptitious activities of the federal government’s principal law enforcement agency.  This collection focuses on the FBI’s vigorous investigations of Communist groups, Communist-front groups, and other radical organizations in the United States.  It includes records of: … Continue reading

Margaret Sanger and Womens’ Rights Movements
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Margaret Sanger and Womens’ Rights Movements

The Library has acquired the Margaret Sanger Papers online as part of the History Vault collection of primary source material. Margaret Sanger (1879-1966) worked to ensure that women had the knowledge and the right to practice birth control. From the publication of the Woman Rebel in 1914 through her leadership of the International Planned Parenthood … Continue reading

Film Platform: relevant and critically acclaimed documentary films
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Film Platform: relevant and critically acclaimed documentary films

The Penn Libraries is pleased to announce that the Penn community now has access to the documentary film streaming platform, Film Platform. Film Platform is a collection of social, political, and cultural documentaries, including award-winning documentary films and recent favorites from film festivals. Film Platform works with an academic advisory board to ensure that films … Continue reading

Diversity in the Stacks: Indo-Caribbean Identity
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Diversity in the Stacks: Indo-Caribbean Identity

by Jef Pierce, South Asian Studies Librarian Diversity in the Stacks aims to build library collections that represent and reflect the University’s diverse population.  From 1838 until the end of the Indian indenture system in 1917, more than a half-million South Asians were brought to the Caribbean to labor on British, French, and Dutch sugarcane … Continue reading

Featured Books Display: Science Fiction
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Featured Books Display: Science Fiction

“Good science fiction, like noir fiction, plumbs the depths of the human condition,” says Eileen Kelly, Head of Collection Management. Together with Library Clerk Megan Brown, Kelly put together the most recent Featured Books display, a science fiction-themed smorgasboard of the Penn Libraries’ holdings. (Brown’s background in graphic design served her in creating the display’s … Continue reading