Cataloging Conflict – October 16, 2014

archives14_300Thursday, October 16, 2014, 5:30 PM

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Free and open to the public (please show photo ID at entrance)
Registration for this talk is appreciated but not required. Please RSVP HERE or contact rbml@pobox.upenn.edu or 215.898.7088

One hundred years ago, the first shots of World War I resonated around the world. The scale of conflict was unprecedented and affected soldiers, civilians, governments, the arts, and industry. But what many hoped would be the “War to End All Wars” instead launched a century of conflict and continued humankind’s long history of warfare.

As part of Philly Archives Month, the catalogers of the Special Collections Processing Center will display items from Penn’s collections that document, or were inspired by, conflict. Please join us to see propaganda toilet paper, letters to soldiers, 15th-century indulgences sold to raise money for papal armies, soldiers’ songs performed by Marian Anderson, sketchbooks from battlefronts, photograph albums, and … Penn’s famous Rocket Cats!

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