Eugene Ormandy Home Movies Debut on Streaming Video
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Eugene Ormandy Home Movies Debut on Streaming Video

In September of 2013, the Penn Libraries received from Doris Gundert Balant a gift of 47 home movies from the family of Philadelphia Orchestra conductor Eugene Ormandy (1899-1985). This past fall the films were reformatted to digital video, helping to prolong the life of the originals, while simultaneously providing broad access to their content. Now … Continue reading

Penn Libraries acquire annotated English Bible that belonged to Francis Daniel Pastorius (1651-1720)
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Penn Libraries acquire annotated English Bible that belonged to Francis Daniel Pastorius (1651-1720)

An annotated English Bible that belonged to Francis Daniel Pastorius (1651-1720) and passed down through his family for three centuries has returned to Philadelphia. Pastorius, credited with being the founder of Germantown (now part of Philadelphia), emigrated from Germany in 1683 and quickly became an important figure in the new colony. This Bible joins two … Continue reading

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Cairn brings French-language e-journals to Penn Libraries

The Penn Libraries have opened a subscription to Cairn’s Bouquet Général, the most comprehensive collection of French-language scholarly e-journals for the humanities and social sciences. Cairn hosts approximately 400 e-journals, with fewer than 70 titles currently represented among the Penn Libraries print collection. Major publishers contributing to Cairn’s e-journal collection include: ERES, Presses Universitaires de … 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

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Restricted Access During Fall 2014 Reading Days and Final Exams (Dec 10-19)

Visitor access to the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center and the Fisher Fine Arts Library will be restricted during the Fall 2014 reading days and final exam period, Dec 10-19. Access is limited to individuals who hold the following credentials: A PennCard An institutional I.D. from HUP, CHOP, Pennsylvania or Presbyterian Hospitals, or a hospital affiliate of … Continue reading