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The Women of the Republican Court Revisited

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(March 11, 2009)  Audio Download (MP3)   An evening event in the spirit of Martha Washington! As part of the Library Company's Visual Culture Program, Curator of Women's History Cornelia King brings to life the women depicted in…
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Ed Pettit, the “Philly Poe Guy”: Edgar Allan Poe and the Philadelphia Gothic Tradition

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(February 19, 2009)   Audio Download (MP3)  An intriguing glance into the world of Philadelphia Gothic literature, where writers such as Charles Brockden Brown, George Lippard, Robert Montgomery Bird, and Edgar Allan Poe flourished.…
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Maurice Jackson: Let This Voice Be Heard: Anthony Benezet, Father of Atlantic Abolitionism

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(February 5, 2009)  Audio Download (MP3)    In celebration of Black History Month, the Library Company’s Program in African American History and the University of Pennsylvania Press present Maurice Jackson, Assistant Professor…
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Christopher Looby, "The Paradox of Philadelphia Gothic"

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(October 29, 2008)   Audio Download (MP3)   In the first half of the 19th century, Philadelphia spawned a literary tradition of Lurid Crime, Weird Hallucination, Brooding Supernatural, and Sheer Horror - largely the work of three…
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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…
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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…
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Thomas Slaughter, The Beautiful Soul of John Woolman

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(October 14, 2008)  Audio Download (MP3)   John Woolman (1720-1772), a Quaker tailor from New Jersey, had an extraordinary commitment to attaining self-purification through the rejection of slavery, war taxes, and rampant consumerism.…
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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…