Now Available: Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union Web Archive
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Now Available: Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union Web Archive

The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation has launched the Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union Web Archive. The archive — which is now freely available for public use — preserves at-risk web content determined to be of lasting scholarly interest and includes websites published by a diversity of Slavic sources such as NGOs, artists, activists, intellectuals, … Continue reading

<a href="http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017/106179">CNN and BBC Streaming Video</a>
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CNN and BBC Streaming Video

Two new collections have been added to our Academic Video Online database.  The CNN video collection includes feature programming on business, technology, environmental studies, health, women’s studies, and human rights.  Launching with 450 videos, this collection will continue to grow. Highlighted content includes: “We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World” Interview … Continue reading

Gift of the Arthur Tress Collection of Japanese Illustrated Books Sets Penn Libraries Apart
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Gift of the Arthur Tress Collection of Japanese Illustrated Books Sets Penn Libraries Apart

With the gift of the Arthur Tress Collection of Japanese Illustrated Books, the Penn Libraries has secured one of the best – if not the best – most complete and widest-ranging collections of Japanese illustrated books in the United States. The Tress gift joins recent gifts of Japanese prints to form an exceptional collection of … Continue reading

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Women’s Studies Manuscript Collections from the Schlesinger Library: Voting Rights, National Politics, Reproductive Rights

This valuable collection of materials from the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College tells the story of the fight for voting rights for women at the national, regional, and local levels. The papers of key national leaders like Julia Ward Howe, Anna Howard Shaw, and Matilda Gage are included. Equally important are the papers of lesser … Continue reading

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University of Michigan Press ebooks

The new University of Michigan Press ebooks collection is now available to Penn readers through the Penn Libraries. This collection brings perpetual access to at least 80 new titles published by the Press this year and provides complementary access to more than 1,000 backlist titles. The University of Michigan Press publishes peer-reviewed, faculty-selected books in … Continue reading

Penn Libraries Announces the Gift of Two Iconic Documents of American Jewish History
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Penn Libraries Announces the Gift of Two Iconic Documents of American Jewish History

A generous gift from Robert V. Waife, great-grandson of the writer Sholem Aleichem and President of the Sholom Aleichem Network, Inc. will bring two iconic documents of American Jewish History, the handwritten ethical will and tombstone epitaph of celebrated Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem, to the Penn Libraries. When he learned about the gift, Arthur Kiron, … Continue reading