This Spring, the Penn Libraries Invites You to Travel Across Three Centuries of Jonathan Swift’s “Raging Wit”
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This Spring, the Penn Libraries Invites You to Travel Across Three Centuries of Jonathan Swift’s “Raging Wit”

In honor of the 350th anniversary of Jonathan Swift’s birth, the Penn Libraries is hosting an exhibition and academic conference exploring his legacy as a traveler both in his imagination and in real life. The events are a marvelous opportunity to showcase the Swift-related collections held by the Penn Libraries’ Kislak Center, including the Teerink … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Online Dictionary for Yiddish to English

“Including over 37,000 entries compiled by a team of Yiddish linguists, Comprehensive Yiddish-English Dictionary surpasses its predecessors in the number of words and rich selection of idioms, examples of usage, and coverage of stylistic levels and dialect forms. Entries include words for standard and literary as well as contemporary colloquial and conversational usage and a … Continue reading

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Thousands of Wharton Faculty Papers Now Available on ScholarlyCommons

The Penn Libraries is very pleased to announce that thousands of research papers from all academic departments of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania are now publicly available on ScholarlyCommons, the University of Pennsylvania’s open access institutional repository. Reflecting the core values of inclusion, innovation and impact in the Penn Compact 2020, ScholarlyCommons … Continue reading

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Race Relations in America

Sourced from the records of the Race Relations Department of the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries, housed at the Amistad Research Center in New Orleans, this resource provides access to a wealth of documents highlighting different responses to the challenges of overcoming prejudice, segregation and racial tensions. These range from survey material, including interviews … Continue reading

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Literary print culture : the Stationers’ Company archive, 1554-2007

Sourced from the archive of The Worshipful Company of Stationers & Newspaper Makers, located at Stationers’ Hall in the City of London, this resource allows access to a vast and unique collection of primary source documents. The collection is widely regarded as one of the most important primary sources for studying the history of the … Continue reading

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Foreign Office Files for Japan, 1931-1945

This collection will eventually encompass the period 1919-1952.  The first section is “Japanese Imperialism and the War in the Pacific.” Incorporating the Taishō to the Shōwa periods, these papers throw light on Anglo-Japanese ties in a time of shifting alliances. Documenting Japan’s journey to modernity, the files discuss a period in which the country took … Continue reading