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Whitman at 200’s Look-alike Contest Draws Multitudes to Philadelphia Brewing Company
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Whitman at 200’s Look-alike Contest Draws Multitudes to Philadelphia Brewing Company

The Penn Libraries’ Kislak Center is hosting a year-long series of events celebrating the 200th birthday of Walt Whitman collectively titled “Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy.” The series organizers consider Whitman’s 200th birthday an opportunity for Americans to reflect on the relation of Whitman’s work to the politics of his day — and of … Continue reading

<a href="http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017/106179">CNN and BBC Streaming Video</a>
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CNN and BBC Streaming Video

Two new collections have been added to our Academic Video Online database.  The CNN video collection includes feature programming on business, technology, environmental studies, health, women’s studies, and human rights.  Launching with 450 videos, this collection will continue to grow. Highlighted content includes: “We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World” Interview … Continue reading

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Restricted Access to Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center and Fisher Fine Arts Library During Reading Period and Final Exams

The restricted access policy for Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center and Fisher Fine Arts Library will be in effect during reading period and final exams, May 1st to May 14th, 2019. Access to these library spaces during this period will be restricted to individuals who hold one of the following credentials: – A PennCard – A … Continue reading

Penn Libraries Celebrates National Poetry Month with Book Display in Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
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Penn Libraries Celebrates National Poetry Month with Book Display in Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

April is National Poetry Month, and Penn Libraries is celebrating in Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center with a Featured Books display filled an engaging selection of poetry and poetry-themed volumes. “When many people hear poetry, they might think, ‘Boring! Academic! Inaccessible!’,” says Eileen Kelly, Head of Collection Management. Indeed, as the poet Marianne Moore opines: “I … Continue reading

Gift of the Arthur Tress Collection of Japanese Illustrated Books Sets Penn Libraries Apart
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Gift of the Arthur Tress Collection of Japanese Illustrated Books Sets Penn Libraries Apart

With the gift of the Arthur Tress Collection of Japanese Illustrated Books, the Penn Libraries has secured one of the best – if not the best – most complete and widest-ranging collections of Japanese illustrated books in the United States. The Tress gift joins recent gifts of Japanese prints to form an exceptional collection of … Continue reading

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Women’s Studies Manuscript Collections from the Schlesinger Library: Voting Rights, National Politics, Reproductive Rights

This valuable collection of materials from the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College tells the story of the fight for voting rights for women at the national, regional, and local levels. The papers of key national leaders like Julia Ward Howe, Anna Howard Shaw, and Matilda Gage are included. Equally important are the papers of lesser … Continue reading