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Black Drama, Second Edition – fulltext published and unpublished plays

The Penn Libraries have purchased Black Drama, Second Edition, a large online fulltext collection of plays by African and African-diaspora playwrights. Black Drama, Second Edition, produced by Alexander Street Press, contains fulltext for 1,462 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 233 playwrights from North America, Anglophone Africa, the Caribbean, and … Continue reading

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

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Penn Libraries Receives Gift of Historic German-American Newspapers

The Penn Libraries’ historic collection of research material on German immigrants to Pennsylvania recently grew to include a set of nine German-language newspapers published in Philadelphia at the turn of the twentieth century. A generous gift of the German Society of Pennsylvania, this collection features some of the most notable German-language newspapers in the country. … Continue reading

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2 million HathiTrust e-book records new to Franklin

The Penn Libraries catalog grows by 50% this week, with new records for digitized books from the HathiTrust Digital Library. The University of Pennsylvania Libraries became an institutional partner of HathiTrust in 2010, two years after the partnership’s creation. Since joining HathiTrust, Penn readers have been able to search, read, and download public-domain e-books directly … Continue reading