[posted on behalf of Hillary Kativa] Bookplate special, comin’ right up! This year, as part of Archives Month Philly, several institutions hosted ongoing exhibitions, including the Rosenbach Museum and Library. “The Art of Ownership: Bookplates and Book Collectors from 1480 to the Present” is currently open through January 15, 2017 and boasts over 85 bookplates … More Archives Month: Bookplates and Book Collectors at the Rosenbach
[Posted on behalf of Kelsey Duinkerken] From April 4 through October 21 The Library Company of Philadelphia housed the exhibit, Common Touch: The Art of the Senses in the History of the Blind. The exhibit explored the history of the blind and visually impaired through historical objects and archival materials as well as interactive artwork based … More Archives Month: Common Touch at the Library Company
[Posted on behalf of Chrissie Perella] Animals in the Archives, a two-day symposium at the University of Pennsylvania, kicked off Thursday evening with a screening of “Matto Grosso, the Great Brazilian Wilderness” (1931). The film documented the people, animals, and environment of the Matto Grosso region. Friday morning began with a fascinating talk by Bruce Holsinger (University of … More Archives Month: Animals in the Archives
[Posted on behalf of Kelsey Duinkerken and Shaun Kirkpatrick] On a rainy Thursday night, throngs of archivists and their fans descended on the lobby of the Free Library of Philadelphia‘s Parkway Central location for Archives Month Philly’s newest “centerpiece” event, Food from the Archives.
[Posted on behalf of Shaun Kirkpatrick] On October 20, Archives Month Philly descended on the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Old City for the Othmer Library‘s open house, “The Golden Age of Science Advertising.”
[Posted on behalf of Shaun Kirkpatrick] The last week of Archives Month Philly kicked off with the first day of behind-the-scenes tours at the archives of Eastern State Penitentiary (ESP), part of the historic prison’s Hands-On History programming. ESP’s Erica Harman (Manager, Archives and Records) is the tours’ host, taking visitors into a collections space … More Archives Month: Eastern State Penitentiary
[Posted on behalf of Chrissie Perella] The Redemptorist Archives are the “new kids on the block” and we’re glad they’re here! For their first Archives Month Philly, they hosted an open house and an evening lecture. Dr. Nicholas Rademacher of the Cabrini College Department of Religious Studies spoke about the value of religious archives. The … More Archives Month: Redemptorist Archives
Q: What is the best way to have fun and learn Philadelphia trivia at the same time? A: Philly History Quizzo for Archives Month!
[Posted on behalf of Kelsey Duinkerken] On October 11 the Historical Library at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia hosted a small pop-up exhibit of photographs from its various collections. Since these photographs are rarely displayed this event offered an exciting look into the history of medicine throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries in Philadelphia, … More Archives Month: Exposed: Philadelphia Physicians in Photographs
[Posted on behalf of Hillary Kativa] To kick off week two of Archives Month Philly, the Heritage Center of the Union League of Philadelphia hosted a political-themed building tour led by John Meko (Executive Director of the Foundations of the Union League). Visitors also had the opportunity to explore the Heritage Center’s current exhibition, “Sweep … More Archives Month: Heritage Center of the Union League of Philadelphia