Archives Month Philly: Kislak Center Paper Menagerie


[posted on behalf of Celia Caust-Ellenbogen]

Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my! Visitors flocked to see these animals and more as depicted in books, photographs, and manuscripts at the Kislak Center for Special Collections at the University of Pennsylvania last Thursday. Kislak Center staff added a personal touch by wearing animal-themed attire and contributing pictures of their own pets to a slide show that circulated throughout the evening. If you missed the fun, you can visit the Kislak Center ( during their open hours and ask to see selections from their paper menagerie. Or, may we humbly suggest the Pets-in-Collections tumblr ( to feed your appetite for archival animals.


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