The Conwellana-Templana Collection...Temple's Beginnings
The Conwellana-Templana Collection houses material from and about Dr. Russell H. Conwell - the founder of Temple University. It is located in the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) (http://library.temple.edu/collections/scrc) of Temple University’s Paley Library (ground floor).
Established in 1946 as a memorial to Temple University founder Dr. Russell H. Conwell, the Conwellana-Templana Collection initially consisted of the published books and sermons, manuscripts, correspondence and memorabilia of Dr. Conwell. Since 1965, the collection scope has broadened to function as a university archive.
Regular Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am to 5:30pm. If you are planning a research visit in the near future, please telephone us at 215-204-8257 to ask any questions you may have or fill out the Ask SCRC form at: http://library.temple.edu/collections/scrc/ask.
Some publications, lectures and sermons of Dr. Russell Conwell can be viewed in an online exhibition of the Founding of Temple College - including Conwell’s notable Acres of Diamonds lecture and his sermon on Hattie Wiatt, The History of Fifty-seven Cents at http://old.library.temple.edu/exhibits/conwell/.
Join us for "Beyond the Page" Programming - Spring 2013
At Temple University Libraries, the “Beyond the Page" programming series examines the culture, ideals, stories, myths and realities that have built America. We will discuss the American idea from a diverse variety of perspectives, disciplines and points-of-view.
In their pioneering book, Envisioning Emancipation, renowned photographic historian Deborah Willis and historian of slavery Barbara Krauthamer have amassed 150 photographs—some never before published—from the antebellum days of the 1850s through the New Deal era of the 1930s.
The authors vividly display the seismic impact of emancipation on African Americans born before and after the Proclamation, providing a perspective on freedom and slavery and a way to understand the photos as documents of engagement, action, struggle, and aspiration. Envisioning Emancipation provides a new perspective on American culture.
Please join us for programs that analyze, interpret and reinterpret American ideas through the eyes of scholars, curators, authors, cultural producers, and you! Learn more about the Spring 2013 programs!
What better time to announce the theme of next’s years library programs and specials events?
This academic year, our "Beyond the Page" series will examine the culture, ideals, stories, myths and realities that have built America. We will explore American music, American authors, American artists, and the American city through a dynamic series of talks, discussions, programs, and events.
The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is currently hosting world-famous Dutch artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn, the duo known as Haas&Hahn, for a year-long artist residency to create their first permanent art installations in North America, Philly Painting. Join Mural Arts Program Executive Director Jane Golden in welcoming Dre Urhahn, as they discuss this exciting new project and their respective experience with community-based public art.
Dre Urhahn is one half of dutch artist group Haas&Hahn. He and colleague Jeroen Koolhaas traded in their careers in Holland when one day, while filming a documentary in Brazil, they stumbled upon the idea to create huge, socially-driven art interventions. They started the Favela Painting Project and created several monumental artworks in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. Their work is studied by leading institutions, published in countless media and shown in exhibits worldwide. They are currently in the U.S., working on a series of immense projects with the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and planning their return to Rio in 2013, to paint an entire hillside favela.
Through Temple, you can also sign up for Refworks, a program that lets you store, manage, and format your bibliography as you research. Stop by the Paley reference desk if you have questions about getting started.
Third Annual Tyler School of Art Foundations/Paley Library Book Give Away and Artists and Authors Lecture
Stop by the Paley Library Circulation Desk during the week of April 16 and receive your own copy of Ellen Harvey’s New York Beautification Project. Every day from Monday, April 16 to Friday, April 20, the first 20 patrons to request a book and show their Temple ID to Library Circulation Staff will get a free copy. Any member of the Temple community can receive a book. Each day the giveaway will begin at a different time to accommodate the variety of schedules of our faculty, staff and students.
Monday, April 16, 9:00 AM Tuesday, April 17, 11:00 AM Wednesday, April 18, 1:00 PM Thursday, April 19, 3:00 PM Friday, April 20, NOON
And don’t miss Ellen Harvey’s lecture, Monday, April 16 at 11:00 in Tyler Room B004!
Baseball season is upon us! In honor of yesterday’s win against the Pittsburgh Pirates, here’s a photo from the Urban Archives: Phillies pitchers Sylvester Johnson, Curt Davis, Euel Moore, and Phil Collins. Maybe the Phantastic Four of 1935?
Let the rain kiss you Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops Let the rain sing you a lullaby The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk The rain makes running pools in the gutter The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night And I love the rain.
PHILADELPHIA: Philadelphia and the makeshift metropolis TOMORROW, March 20, 11:00 AM, Kiva Auditorium A Symposium Program by the General Education Program and Temple University Libraries
Architect, urbanist and University of Pennsylvania’s Professor Witold Rybczynski shares ideas from his recent book Makeshift Metropolis and discusses them within the Philadelphia context. Traditional city planning has important lessons to offer, but after more than a century of big ideas that falter, Rybczynski argues, we’ve learned that cities may actually thrive best on a myriad of smaller ideas. Joining the discussion with Rybczynski is a distinguished panel (Paul Levy, President and CEO of the Center City District; Sandra Shea, Opinion Page Editor of the Philadelphia Daily News; and Temple Professor Carolyn Adams) who will ground the promise of urban place by introducing Philadelphia examples.
Photographer Vincent Feldman has made a career of capturing the architectural ghosts of our city, the remainders of our built environment that have been rendered obsolete by the constant changes of the city and nation. His photography captures commercial, cultural and government buildings left vacant throughout Philadelphia. Join photographer Vincent Feldman in conversation with Temple’s Ken Finkel, as they discuss Vincent’s artistic oeuvre around the abandoned city.
Also don’t miss Vincent Feldman’s website. His “City Abandoned” series is a hauntingly beautiful look at another side of Philadelphia.
Chimpanzees in Research: Ethics, Necessity, and Why it Matters.
Jeffrey Kahn of the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Kahn chaired the committee of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences that recommended to NIH that due to the similarity of chimpanzees to humans, and the expense of the research, chimpanzee research not be banned but curtailed. Under the new committee guidelines most current biomedical studies using chimpanzees would not be approved. The new criteria mandate that the studies must be essential to human health, that no other research model exists and that the animals must be maintained in ethologically appropriate physical and social environments.
This is considered a landmark decision in animal rights and it impacts how our society views the rights of other species.
Talk in Gladfelter Room 21, 4 PM, February 28, 2012.
Reception will be held before the talk in the Gladfelter lobby at 3:30 PM.
Join us for the February 2012 installment of Chat in the Stacks, as Temple scholars explore “Race in the Race.” This panel will examine the role of race in politics, particularly in relation to the Republican primaries now taking place.
The Chat in the Stacks series is a continuing conversation series with faculty members across a broad range of disciplines, and is cosponsored by Temple University Libraries and the Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Faculty of Color.