Romance Between the Sheets…of Paper! at University of Pennsylvania – October 22, 2013

 John W. Mauchly's Little Problematic Buttercup (aka his wife)

John W. Mauchly’s Little Problematic Buttercup (aka his wife)

Tuesday October 22, 5:30-6:30pm
University of Pennsylvania
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
University of Pennsylvania, Van Pelt Library, 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Enter on the south side of the building, look for the big button!
(not on the side of the building that runs along Walnut St)
Class of 78 Pavilion (Room 602)

RSVPs requested, but not required. Email Holly Mengel at hmengel@pobox.upenn.edu

In every repository of primary sources, processors and researchers alike will discover surprising bits of history and stories that remind us of how human the creators of the collections really were. This is especially true when the discoveries are of a romantic nature! Sure, we expect authors and artists to have passionate and volatile natures (and they do!), but who expects the co-inventor of the computer to have a sweet and romantic side that emerges through the data, calculations, and manuals that make up his collection? From authors, to diarists, to scientists: love seems to be a unifying feature in these ordinary and extraordinary people who created amazing records of our collective past.

Join the University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center staff to learn about some of our favorite lovely, romantic, and scandalous stories found in the collections held by the Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

James T. Farrell's Troubling Diaries

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