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OPenn: Primary Digital Resources Available To All Through Penn Libraries’ New Online Platform

Press Contact: Elina Tonkova Assistant Director of Development Communications, Penn Libraries 215-746-2521 etonkova@upenn.edu OPenn: Primary Digital Resources Available To All Through Penn Libraries’ New Online Platform  PHILADELPHIA, PA       The Penn Libraries is delighted to announce the launch of OPenn: Primary Digital Resources Available to Everyone (http://openn.library.upenn.edu), a new website that provides digitized cultural heritage materials … Continue reading

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SIMS-Katz Center Fellowship in Jewish Manuscript Studies and the David B. Ruderman Distinguished Scholar Fellowship Awarded to Y. Tzvi Langermann, Professor of Arabic, Bar-Ilan University

Press Contact: Elina Tonkova Assistant Director of Development Communications, Penn Libraries 215-746-2521 etonkova@upenn.edu SIMS-Katz Center Fellowship in Jewish Manuscript Studies and the David B. Ruderman Distinguished Scholar Fellowship Awarded to Y. Tzvi Langermann, Professor of Arabic, Bar-Ilan University PHILADELPHIA, PA       The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS) and the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced … Continue reading

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The Penn Libraries’ ScholarlyCommons Turns 10 Years Old

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Elina Tonkova Assistant Director of Development Communications, Penn Libraries 215-746-2521 etonkova@upenn.edu The Penn Libraries’ ScholarlyCommons Turns 10 Years Old PHILADELPHIA, PA            ScholarlyCommons (repository.upenn.edu), an online, open-access collection of the scholarship produced by University of Pennsylvania students and faculty, has just celebrated its ten-year anniversary. The repository was created by … Continue reading

Penn Libraries Launches A Book A Day Partnership With West Philadelphia Schools
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Penn Libraries Launches A Book A Day Partnership With West Philadelphia Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Elina Tonkova Assistant Director of Development Communications, Penn Libraries 215-746-2521 etonkova@upenn.edu Penn Libraries Launches A Book A Day Partnership With West Philadelphia Schools PHILADELPHIA, PA       On Wednesday, February 4, the Penn Libraries launched the “A Book A Day” program as a partnership between the Libraries, the Henry C. Lea Elementary … Continue reading

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Penn President and Penn Libraries Host Lea School Students

A special visit from West Philadelphia elementary school students to Penn Libraries’ Emancipation Proclamation exhibit complements what the students are learning in their classes about the document. Recently, sixth and eighth grade students from the Henry C. Lea Elementary School viewed rare items concerning the Emancipation Proclamation at the Libraries’ exhibit, “The Great Emancipator and … Continue reading

Penn Libraries Acquires Collection of Eighteenth Century Occult and Alchemical Manuscripts
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Penn Libraries Acquires Collection of Eighteenth Century Occult and Alchemical Manuscripts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Elina Tonkova Assistant Director of Development Communications, Penn Libraries 215-746-2521 etonkova@upenn.edu Penn Libraries Acquires Collection of Eighteenth Century Occult and Alchemical Manuscripts PHILADELPHIA, PA     The University of Pennsylvania’s long tradition of collecting and study in the history of science recently gained potential for many new chapters of unprecedented research following … Continue reading

The Great Emancipator and the Great Central Fair Exhibition at Penn Libraries
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The Great Emancipator and the Great Central Fair Exhibition at Penn Libraries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Elina Tonkova Assistant Director of Development Communications, Penn Libraries 215-746-2521 etonkova@upenn.edu  The Great Emancipator and the Great Central Fair Exhibition at Penn Libraries PHILADELPHIA, PA     The Emancipation Proclamation looms large in the minds of Americans. Remembered popularly as the document that freed over three million slaves, it was a testament … Continue reading