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The University of Pennsylvania Libraries acquires rare book printed by Benjamin Franklin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2015 Press Contact: Tina Skov Cowan 215-573-3609 tcowan@upenn.edu PHILADELPHIA, PA The University of Pennsylvania Libraries is delighted to announce that it has acquired a copy of Jacques Barbeu-Dubourg’s Petit Code de la raison humaine, a book printed in France by Benjamin Franklin in 1782. It is one of only four … Continue reading

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Women in the American Wilderness: Unique Fiction Collection Donated to the Penn Libraries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2014 Press Contact: Katie Gallup 570-956-4358 kgallup@pobox.upenn.edu PHILADELPHIA, PA   The discovery and settlement of the Americas is a history not often considered from a woman’s perspective.  This fall, the Penn Libraries is proud to have acquired a unique collection of fiction from Penn alumna, Caroline Schimmel (CW’67), which captures, in … Continue reading

Penn Libraries Hosts Treasure Hunt for Sixty Fifth-Grade Students in the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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Penn Libraries Hosts Treasure Hunt for Sixty Fifth-Grade Students in the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 17, 2014 Press Contact Katie Gallup 570-956-4358 kgallup@pobox.upenn.edu Philadelphia, PA – On October 24, the Penn Libraries’ Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts (the Kislak Center) welcomed 60 fifth-grade students and their teachers, Sacha Marie Langley, Lindsey Coyne and Jill Morgan, from the Henry C. Lea School (the … Continue reading

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Penn Libraries Doubles Size of Online Resources for Penn Community Through Access to HathiTrust Digital Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 30, 2014 Press Contacts: Richard Griscom Acting Director of Collection Development, Global Studies, and Scholarly Communications griscom@upenn.edu Jon Shaw Acting Director, Logistics and Access Services jshaw4@upenn.edu PHILADELPHIA, PA, The Penn Libraries catalog, Franklin, now provides access to 2 million downloadable public-domain books and serials available through the HathiTrust Digital Library. With … Continue reading

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Penn Libraries Secure On-Site Library Borrowing at the Ivies, Hopkins, Chicago, MIT and Duke

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Peter Collins Penn Libraries BorrowDirect Project Manager (215) 746-4156 pcoll@pobox.upenn.edu PHILADELPHIA, PA, October 24, 2014 – The Penn Libraries are pleased to announce the launch of BorrowDirect PLUS. This service grants Penn affiliates on-site borrowing privileges at the eight Ivies, Johns Hopkins, MIT, University of Chicago and Duke University. The on-site … Continue reading