American History: Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform 1493-1859
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American History: Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform 1493-1859

This unique collection documents American History from the earliest settlers…It is sourced from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the finest archives available for the study of American History. This Module has three major sub-collections:  Henry Knox Papers -This is a crucial collection of documents that sheds light on the revolutionary era and the beginnings … Continue reading

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Penn Invests in Primary Sources for Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies.

Over the past few years, the Penn Libraries has purchased databases with millions of pages of digitized periodicals, papers, organizational records, and monographs. Four of these collections can be search simultaneously through the Gale: Primary Sources platform along with millions of pages of newspapers, periodicals, legal material and other primary sources.  The collections include but … Continue reading

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Independent World Cinema: Classic and Contemporary Film

This exclusive collection includes more than 400 of the most important films produced from the early 20th century to today. It turns the spotlight on preeminent independent distributors—Milestone Films, Zeitgeist Films, Pragda, and Oscilloscope. These films support disciplines, such as cultural history, psychology, gender studies, anthropology, theatre, African- American studies, and more. Continue reading

<a href="http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017/125748">Victorian Popular Culture – Music Hall, Theatre & Popular Entertainment</a>
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Victorian Popular Culture – Music Hall, Theatre & Popular Entertainment

The primary sources in this module not only celebrate well-known and popular forms of entertainment [such as variety, vaudeville and theater] but also highlights lesser-known activities and leisure interests. Advertising posters, guidebooks, admission tickets and handbills represent the diverse forms of entertainment available to growing numbers of people from the late Georgian period and throughout … Continue reading