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LAPOP : Latin American public opinion poll datasets
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LAPOP : Latin American public opinion poll datasets

The Penn Libraries have joined LAPOP, the Latin American Public Opinion Project at Vanderbilt University, as a member institution and data repository. Penn students, faculty, and staff may now download LAPOP microdata datasets – datasets contain the questionnaire responses of individual public opinion poll respondents – for LAPOP’s AmericasBarometer polls, 2004-present, and for selected national … Continue reading

<a href="http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017/125972">Leisure, Travel and Mass Culture: The History of Tourism</a>
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Leisure, Travel and Mass Culture: The History of Tourism

This resource presents a multi-national journey through well-known, little-known and far-flung destinations unlocked for the average traveller between 1850 and the 1980s. Guidebooks and brochures, periodicals, travel agency correspondence, photographs and personal travel journals provide unique insight into the expansion, accessibility and affordability of tourism for the masses and the evolution of some of the … Continue reading

<a href="http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017/125755">American Civil Liberties Union Papers, Part II: Southern Regional Office</a>
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American Civil Liberties Union Papers, Part II: Southern Regional Office

The ACLU’s Southern Regional Office, which was founded after the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, used the provisions of the act, which made segregation in public accomodations unconstitutional, to address violations in the targeted areas of voters’ rights and racial discrimination. Its records offer researchers a unique view of the inner workings … Continue reading

Mary Ellen Burd Hired as Director of Strategic Communications for Penn Libraries
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Mary Ellen Burd Hired as Director of Strategic Communications for Penn Libraries

The Penn Libraries announces the appointment of Mary Ellen Burd as its inaugural Director of Strategic Communications. This position was established by Constantia Constantinou, H. Carton Rogers III Vice Provost and Director of Libraries, in consultation with the Penn Libraries Board of Overseers and the Libraries’ Leadership team. As Director of Strategic Communications, Burd will … Continue reading

J. Walter Thompson : Advertising America, 1887-2014
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J. Walter Thompson : Advertising America, 1887-2014

The Penn Libraries have purchased J. Walter Thompson : Advertising America, 1887-2014, a digitized collection of advertising materials produced by J. Walter Thompson, one of the world’s oldest, largest, and most innovative advertising firms. Materials in this digitized collection consists of publications, reports, research, memoranda, correspondence, meeting minutes, creative briefs, scripts, speeches, newsletters, artwork and … Continue reading

<a href="http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017/125983">Trade Catalogues and the American Home, 1850-1950</a>
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Trade Catalogues and the American Home, 1850-1950

This databases presents highly illustrated primary source documents that highlight commercial tastes and consumer trends, and provide a valuable visual record for a breadth of interdisciplinary study.  Materials on domestic life and consumer culture, especially trade catalogues, are sourced from the University of California, Santa Barbara, while additional material relating to the decorative arts and … Continue reading

Featured Books Display: Travel
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Featured Books Display: Travel

Earlier this month, Vienna’s tourist board made headlines with its new ad campaign, “Unrating Vienna.” Unrating Vienna uses excerpts from real online reviews plastered over photos of the sites in question; for example, a one-star denunciation that “paintings are disgusting” projected onto the edifice of the Leopold Museum. The campaign is meant to encourage travelers … Continue reading