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Penn Libraries Announces the Appointment of Jacob Levernier as Bollinger Fellow in Library Innovation

It is with great excitement that The Penn Libraries announces the selection of recent University of Oregon PhD Jacob Levernier as our new Bollinger Fellow in Library Innovation. The Bollinger Fellowship in Library Innovation helps the Penn Libraries think creatively about our future and recruit some of the most talented recent graduates with interests in … Continue reading

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John Johnson Collection of British Printed Ephemera

The John Johnson Collection provides access to 67,754 scanned items (a total of 174,196 images), including more than 20,700 pieces of theatrical and non-theatrical ephemera from the Nineteenth-Century Entertainment category and more than 11,700 items from the Booktrade category. Over 11,200 Popular Prints are available in facsimile form, along with more than 22,400 items from … Continue reading

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Penn Libraries’ Community Outreach Program Exponentially Expands Engagement with Greater Philadelphia Area Schools

What started with a Penn Libraries program to ensure a West Philadelphia elementary school library would remain open has turned into a sustainable model for service learning. In the two years since creating the Community Outreach Librarian position and the ever expanding Community Outreach Program, the Penn Libraries has increased its contribution to the greater … Continue reading

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Women’s Magazine Archive I and II, 1886-2005

An archival research resource comprising the full backfiles of leading women’s interest consumer magazines. Titles are scanned from cover to cover in high-resolution color and feature detailed article-level indexing. Coverage ranges from the late-19th century through to 2005 and these key primary sources permit the examination of the events, trends, and attitudes of this period. … Continue reading

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Womens Wear Daily Archive, 1910-2016

Widely considered the ‘Wall St Journal’ of the fashion industry.  From the first issue in 1910 to the present year, Women’s Wear Daily Archive preserves one of the industry’s most influential reads, tracing day-to-day news, opinion, and socio-economic trends, from runway reports to beauty product reviews. WWD is a unique record of the twentieth century … Continue reading

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Making of the Modern World, 1450-1850

This collection follows the development of the modern western world through the lens of trade and wealth — the driving force behind many of the major historical events during the period (1450-1850). With full-text search capabilities on an abundance of rare books and primary source materials, this resource provides unparalleled access to more than 61,000 … Continue reading

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19th Century UK Periodicals Digital Archive, Part 1: New Readerships: Women’s, Children’s, Humor and Leisure/Sport

Covers British life in the Victorian age and the events, lifestyles, values, and ideas that shaped the world during this milestone period. This collection marks the advent of commercial lifestyle publishing in Britain and charts the rapid rise of modern magazine culture. Among the key themes are: The political spectrum of women’s writing, from Hearth and … Continue reading