LCP News

“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
colored page from Ghost River

Redrawing History: Now in Technicolor

May 17, 2019/by Clare Lowry

Talking in the Library: Season 1 Episode 5

May 15, 2019/by nscalessa

Reader Spotlight: Michele Navakas on the Cultural History of Coral

May 8, 2019/by nscalessa

Talking in the Library: Season 1 Episode 4

April 15, 2019/by nscalessa

Redrawing History: Exhibit One

April 12, 2019/by Clare Lowry

Celebrating 20 years of Online Exhibitions: 1999-2019

March 28, 2019/by nscalessa
Nicole Scalessa, IT Manager and Digital Humanities Coordinator

Nicole H. Scalessa Invited as DVAG Guest Speaker

March 28, 2019/by nscalessa
Slavery and the Making of Early American Libraries

How Slavery Funded the Library Company and Other Libraries: Lessons in Abolition and the Transatlantic Book Trade

March 28, 2019/by Clare Lowry

Talking in the Library: Season 1 Episode 3

March 15, 2019/by nscalessa

Redrawing History: All the Graphic Details

March 7, 2019/by Clare Lowry

Celebrating Black History: Birthright Citizens

March 1, 2019/by Clare Lowry
Detail from Vol. 1, no. 1 (December 14, 1844) of the Native Flag, a 2013 gift of Kenneth C. Trotter, Jr.

Reader Spotlight: Zachary Schrag on the Native Flag

February 24, 2019/by nscalessa