Penn Libraries Announces 3 Million Dollar Endowment Gift to Name Vice Provost and Director of Libraries Position
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Penn Libraries Announces 3 Million Dollar Endowment Gift to Name Vice Provost and Director of Libraries Position

Thanks to the generosity of the Penn Libraries Board of Overseers and the Orrery Society Council under the leadership of Board Chair, Judy Bollinger and Vice Chair, Erik Gershwind, the Penn Libraries are delighted to announce the newly endowed H. Carton Rogers III Vice Provost and Director of Libraries position at the University of Pennsylvania. … Continue reading

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Women’s Studies Archive: Women’s Issues and Identities

This collection traces the path of women’s issues from past to present—pulling primary sources from manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, and more. It captures the foundation of women’s movements, struggles and triumphs, and provides researchers with valuable insights. Includes: Herstory: comprises full texts of journals, newspapers, and newsletters tracing the evolution of women’s rights movements in the United … Continue reading

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American Civil Liberties Union Papers, Part II: Southern Regional Office

“Comprised of never-before-digitized materials, this unique collection documents the ACLU’s legal battle to enforce the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in thirteen Southern states…Consisting of case files, correspondence, newspaper clippings, manuscripts, and more, this collection offers a primary source perspective on civil rights issues from voting rights to the dismantling of the Jim Crow system. … Continue reading

Fisher Fine Arts Library Hosts its First Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
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Fisher Fine Arts Library Hosts its First Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

On the afternoon of Friday, March 23, 2018, Fisher Fine Arts Library hosted its first Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. This was one of many editing events that took place around the world during the month of March, which is Women’s History Month.  Over the course of the Art+Feminism Collective’s five-year history,  the event has focused on improving and expanding … Continue reading

In Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day
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In Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day

  The Penn Libraries is proud to announce a new exhibit and one-day conference commemorating the 100th anniversary of the armistice ending World War I. The exhibit, “Life During Wartime: Penn at Home and Abroad During the Great War,” explores the varied experiences, both positive and negative, of University of Pennsylvania students, faculty, and alumni … Continue reading

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French Lecturer Samuel Martin’s Translation Shortlisted for the French-American Foundation’s Annual Translation Prize

On March 15, the French-American Foundation announced its shortlist of ten fiction and nonfiction titles for its 31st annual Translation Prize program. For the first time this year, the award for translated literature will honor both the book’s author and translator, which according to organization, aims “to broaden readership for global voices and spark dialog … Continue reading

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