Show and Bestow: The Ruth Hughes Collection of Artists’ Books, recently assembled and about to be donated to Oberlin College.

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This collection, gathered by Library Company Conservator Alice Austin in honor of Chief Cataloger Ruth Hughes, will be on display from November 20 – December 30, 2009 in the Art and Print Department Galleries on the 2nd floor of the Free Library…

Philadelphia On Stone: Radio Broadcast

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Saturday, March 13th, at 11 a.m., WRTI 90.1 FM aired the radio interview of Philadelphia on Stone director and Assistant Curator Erika Piola and Project Assistant Linda Wisniewski. Conducted by local historian and commentator Tom Keels, the…

Huntington Library Visitors

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On April 27 the Library Company hosted a group of Trustees and friends of the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. This was a stop on the group’s marathon eight-day trip to libraries and museums…

New acquisition: “And Cheap at That”: Early American Marriage Manuals

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This past month, we bought a copy of the first edition of The Married Woman’s Private Medical Companion (New York, 1847), by an “A.M. Mauriceau,” in part because it contains a remarkable inscription: “Book Bought April 22d…

The Logan Room Renovation

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Panoramic View Available Here The Logan room has been dramatically transformed into an exhibition gallery displaying works from our permanent collection of Art and Artifacts. Board President Beatrice Garvan and Trustee Carol Soltis selected…

This summer, the Library Company says “Goodbye” to a talented group of interns and volunteers.

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  Madeline Carlson: Madeline Kreider Carlson, a history major from Haverford College, added to our database of published portraits of American women. Madeline also assisted in the Reading Room and designed an online exhibition…

The Library Company Celebrates its Newest Exhibition: Philadelphia Gothic

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On October 29 our gallery, Reading Room, and Logan room were overflowing with guests who came to catch the first viewing of “Philadelphia Gothic: Murders, Mysteries, Monsters, and Mayhem Inspire American Fiction, 1798-1854,” and to hear…

The Library Company Visits Temple University Libraries

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On October 22 a group of Library Company members traveled north of Center City to partake in an intimate tour of some very special collections housed within Temple University Libraries. The pictures were taken in the Urban Archive department…

Library Company Receives Grant for Preservation

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The Library Company has received a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to upgrade our environmental monitoring equipment. The grant funds will be used to purchase new dataloggers, a light meter, and a wireless receiver…

Stone Lithography Demonstrations at Deer Tree Press

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There is an element of magic in the creation of a lithographic print. The process is based on a simple principle familiar to any cook or observer of urban mud puddles – oil and water do not mix. However, in practice there is nothing straightforward…