Canoeing the Pine Barrens

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Though a desolate landscape, Philadelphians have long been drawn to the Pine Barrens of New Jersey for various reasons such as relaxation, trade, and industry.  The Marriott C. Morris collection of photographs includes views of amateur…

Digital Archives Specialist Certificate Awarded to Nicole Joniec

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The Library Company’s Print Department Assistant and Digital Collections Manager Nicole Joniec has been awarded the Digital Archives Specialist certificate put forth by the Society of American Archivists (SAA).  In pursuing this certificate,…

Library Company Digital Collections on Flickr Commons

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The Library Company of Philadelphia is excited to announce its new membership to the Flickr Commons. Flickr Commons promotes the sharing of digital collections from cultural heritage institutions and encourages further sharing, commenting…

More Library Company Prints Added to World Digital Library

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  Almost 100 lithographs and chromolithographs from the Philadelphia on Stone  project are now included in the World Digital Library. The WDL, created by the Library of Congress in 2005 with support from the United Nations Education,…

A Few of Our Favorite Things, Part Eight: Marriott C. Morris Photograph Collection

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One of my Print Department favorites is the Marriott C. Morris collection of photographic prints and negatives. Morris (1863-1948) was an amateur photographer who lived in Philadelphia, and the more than 1,500 photographs in this collection…

World War One Digital Humanities Project Begins

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The Library Company has recently become a participant in the Great War in the Delaware Valley Project, a digital humanities collaboration currently existing between Villanova University, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the…

LSTA Grant Funds Digitization of Library Company of Philadelphia’s African Americana Graphics Collection

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Through the generous support of a grant from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), over 800 prints, photographs, and pieces of ephemera documenting the African American experience will be digitized and added to the Library Company’s…