Shakespeare in Performance: Prompt Books from the Folger Shakespeare Library
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Shakespeare in Performance: Prompt Books from the Folger Shakespeare Library

The Penn Libraries recently added Shakespeare in Performance: Prompt Books from the Folger Shakespeare Library to our subscriptions of digital primary collections. Prompt books are designed for individuals within a theatrical production, including actors, directors, and stage managers. Alterations to the source text, marginal annotations, and inserted cues all help contemporary readers to learn the … Continue reading

North Korean Serials
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North Korean Serials

Several North Korean newspapers and periodicals are now being acquired for Penn Libraries’ Korean collection in support of our History program, and we’re excited that they have begun arriving. Here is a selection of them, including quarterly and monthly magazines as well as daily newspapers. You can see that the magazines are quite colorful and … Continue reading

Japanese Naval Training Fleet Souvenir Books
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Japanese Naval Training Fleet Souvenir Books

The Penn Libraries Japanese Collection has acquired a unique and special collection of Japanese Imperial Navy training fleet souvenir publications, and they have arrived! These are scrapbook-like publications of photographs and other memorabilia, as well as a self-published history of the training fleet, about the fleet’s global travels between the late 1800s and early 1940s. … Continue reading

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Tōyō Keizai Zasshi (The Oriental Economist) now available

Toyo Keizai Zasshi, or “The Oriental Economist,” is a major economics periodical from early 20th-century Japan. It is hosted in the Maruzen eBook Library interface. Toyo Keizai Zasshi is a key resource for those studying Japanese history and culture from the late 19th century through the period of WWII. The interface and content are entirely … Continue reading

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Archives Unbound: French Studies

The Penn Libraries recently completed their Archives Unbound collections in French Studies. The following microfilm-turned-digital resource sets are part of this category within the greater Archives Unbound database: Mercure de France, 1672-1810–An influential periodical, which promised in its first issue to chronicle the activities of luminaries in metropolitan Paris, in the French provinces, and abroad, … Continue reading

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Archives Unbound: The Holocaust

The libraries have completed another collection within the Archives Unbound database. The Holocaust is one of 49 categories within Archives Unbound, a project to transfer microfilm collections to digital, searchable form. The sets represented within the Holocaust category date from the 19th century through the end World War II. The sets included within the Holocaust … Continue reading

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British State Papers Online, The 18th Century

The libraries have added Part II of the British State Papers Online, Eighteenth Century. The entire State Papers database is a massive collection of primary source documents, The State Papers Online, 1509-1714 and State Papers Online, 18th Century. Both collections include the domestic and foreign papers of the Tudor and Stuart British governments. This most … Continue reading