“The Goldfish” in Ada M. Skinner’s A Child’s Book of Modern Stories (1935).

Summer project increases access to early 20th-century photograph collection

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With support from the Samuel S. Fels Fund the Library Company is pleased to make a wonderful collection of photographs available for public research and use. The collection consists of more than 200 portraits taken ca. 1910-1940 by local…
“The Goldfish” in Ada M. Skinner’s A Child’s Book of Modern Stories (1935).

Jane Johnson Marker Dedication

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Jane Marker Dedication Philadelphia: July 7, 2009 – On July 18, 1855, one hundred fifty-four years ago, Jane Johnson, an enslaved woman from North Carolina, found herself in Philadelphia on free soil for the first time. She seized the…
“The Goldfish” in Ada M. Skinner’s A Child’s Book of Modern Stories (1935).

Peter Mancall on the Daily Show

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Peter Mancall on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart The Library Company of Philadelphia 1314 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 TEL 215-546-3181 FAX 215-546-5167 http://www.librarycompany.org
“The Goldfish” in Ada M. Skinner’s A Child’s Book of Modern Stories (1935).

Peter Mancall on the Daily Show

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Peter Mancall will be a guest tonight on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He will discuss his new book: “Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson: A Tale of Mutiny and Murder in the Arctic ”. Peter is a former fellow and will…
“The Goldfish” in Ada M. Skinner’s A Child’s Book of Modern Stories (1935).

Annual Meeting Re-Cap

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Over one hundred people attended the Library Company’s Annual Meeting on May 12, 2009. This year’s meeting featured Kenneth Finkel, Distinguished Lecturer in Temple University’s American Studies Program, who spoke about the Library Company’s…
“The Goldfish” in Ada M. Skinner’s A Child’s Book of Modern Stories (1935).

Same Old or New Old? Twenty-first Century Thinking About Nineteenth-Century Collections

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(May 12, 2009)   Audio Download (MP3) Watch Video Online (FLV) - with corresponding slides.   Kenneth Finkel, Distinguished Lecturer in Temple University’s American Studies Program and former Library Company Curator of Prints…
“The Goldfish” in Ada M. Skinner’s A Child’s Book of Modern Stories (1935).

Juneteenth Freedom Forum

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Friday, June 19, 2009 Reception at 5:30 p.m., program at 6:00. Join us at the Library Company on Friday, June 19th for our Juneteenth Freedom Forum, featuring three area scholars discussing the African American struggle for freedom in…
“The Goldfish” in Ada M. Skinner’s A Child’s Book of Modern Stories (1935).

New Exhibition

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On May 4 the Library Company unveiled its new exhibition, Mirror of a City: Views of Philadelphia Recently Acquired from the Jay T. Snider Collection. Mr. Snider, a former Library Company Trustee and avid collector of historical items, sold…
“The Goldfish” in Ada M. Skinner’s A Child’s Book of Modern Stories (1935).

Peter Collinson and the Eighteenth-Century Natural History Exchange

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(April 15, 2009)   Audio Download (MP3) Corresponding Slides (PDF)   Elizabeth P. McLean, garden historian and Library Company Trustee (and former President), speaks about her new biography of Peter Collinson, co-authored by Jean…