LCP News

Teacher Seminar Group in front of the Library Company

Ghost River Goes to Summer School

August 20, 2019/by Clare Lowry

Re-Visiting the John Frank Keith Photograph Collection

August 16, 2019/by Clare Lowry

Picture Something Sweet: The LCP Fall Seminars Series

July 29, 2019/by Clare Lowry

You’re So Extra (Illustrated): Joseph Y. Jeanes and the Annals of Philadelphia

July 29, 2019/by Clare Lowry
Ghost River Digital Edition Detail

Digital Edition(s): It Takes a Village

July 12, 2019/by Clare Lowry

Talking in the Library: Season 1 Bonus Episode

July 9, 2019/by Ann McShane

See America First with Janet Morris

July 8, 2019/by Clare Lowry

Shareholder Spotlight: The Dickinson-Logan Family

July 2, 2019/by Clare Lowry

Juneteenth Freedom Seminar: How to Be an Antiracist with Ibram X. Kendi

July 1, 2019/by Clare Lowry
Ibram Kendi at 2019 Juneteenth

LCP in the News: Author Ibram Kendi chimes in on reparations, touts new book

June 28, 2019/by Clare Lowry

My time at the Library Company of Philadelphia

June 28, 2019/by Clare Lowry

Through the Eyes of Black Women: Intersectionality, Sexual Violence, and Reproductive Rights

June 26, 2019/by Clare Lowry

“We’re still here:” Reflections on HASTAC 2019

June 19, 2019/by Clare Lowry
Jasmine Smith, LCP African American history subject specialist, holds a rare friendship album.

LCP in the News: Exhibit Shines New Light on Black People in Early America

June 12, 2019/by Ann McShane
Sarah Mapps Douglass, A Token of Love from Me to Thee from the Amy Matilda Cassey Friendship Album (circa 1836). Watercolor and gouache.

LCP in the News: New Philly Exhibit Plays Homage to Black Past, Looks to Future

June 12, 2019/by Ann McShane
Jasmine Smith, LCP African American history subject specialist, holds a rare trading card type photo of abolitionist speaker Sojourner Truth.

LCP in the News: A new exhibit at LCP focuses on ‘ordinary creativity’ of African Americans in early Philadelphia

June 12, 2019/by Ann McShane

LCP in the News: How Black Americans portrayed themselves

June 12, 2019/by Clare Lowry
Caption: Plate “Fig. R” in Johannes Hevelius, Johannis Hevelii Selenographia : Sive, Lunae Descriptio ... (Gedani: Autoris sumtibus, typis Hünefeldianis, 1647), opp. p. 262.

PLOT: In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission Rebecca Kamen in Collaboration with Tim Chrepta

June 11, 2019/by Ann McShane

Protected: Talking in the Library: Season 2 Episode 1

June 10, 2019

Caught Their Eye

May 31, 2019/by Clare Lowry
Mary Winsor, Library Company Shareholder and Suffragist

Shareholder Spotlight: Winsor Sisters

May 31, 2019/by Clare Lowry
Student Curators and Program in African American History Staff

From Negro Pasts to Afro Futures: An Exhibition Celebrating African American Creativity and Contributions

May 31, 2019/by Clare Lowry
A photo of an unidentified young African American woman is deeply creased as if it were folded and carried around by someone who valued it. It is part of an exhibit at the Library Company of Philadelphia called "Negro Pasts and Afro-futures." (Emma Lee/WHYY)

LCP in the News: Historic African American visions of a life of freedom and elegance

May 28, 2019/by Clare Lowry
Slave Ship Diagram from the Library Company Collections

LCP in the News: New exhibition unveils untold story of free Black people in 1800s

May 28, 2019/by Clare Lowry
Image from KYW Newsradio

LCP in the News: Positively Philadelphia: New exhibit showcases rare African American art, culture

May 22, 2019/by Clare Lowry