We posted this on our Temple Libraries Facebook page today. Where do you think this quote comes from? What was the author’s topic? For the answer check our Facebook page tomorrow.
Take a Visual Tour of Paley Library on Temple University’s Main Campus. For more information visit http://guides.temple.edu/paleyvisualtour
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.
Upcoming Event: Temple University Press Book Talk & Signing
Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery
Friday, February 8, 2013 - 3:00 PM
Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection*
Envisioning Emancipation - A book talk and book signing with Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer at the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection *Sullivan Hall, 1330 Polett Walk (between Broad and 13th Streets) on Temple University’s campus.
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!
Pinball machines in a library?! Believe it. Leave your quarters at home and tilt with us at CeLIBration on Friday, Aug. 24th, 2-4pm!
"Detectives Harry McCann and Robert Wichester take a gypsum plaster print of a foot print. The mobile crime lab sits in the background." Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. March 13, 1952. Copyright ownership: Temple University Libraries.
This photo gives a sneak peek at the Libraries’ Fall Exhibition, “Hardboiled: Philadelphia Noir in Fact and Fiction.”
Take a trip through Philadelphia noir this fall. Learn about Philadelphia’s most well-known purveyors of noir, David Goodis and John T. McIntyre, who crafted noir novels, pulp serials and Hollywood scripts. Read about the true crime that inspired the play and movie, Arsenic and Old Lace. See the news of famed Philadelphia club owner and show girl Lillian Reis — “they called her Tiger Lil” — and mobster Ralph “Junior” Staino’s infamous heist. Through the writings of Goodis and McIntyre and related historical material from the Special Collections Research Center, “Hardboiled: Philadelphia Noir in Fact and Fiction” brings to life these sordid tales of fear, corruption, treachery and murder.
Temple University Libraries: Makeover Edition?
Well, not exactly, but we do have a brand new website!
In honor of this step forward, enjoy a blast from the past: a photo of all the books being moved into Paley Library on June 13, 1966. We’ve come a long way, haven’t we?
Architectural drawing of layout of the (Philadelphia) Rodin Museum. Date Unknown. Temple University Libraries, Urban Archives.
Happy Re-opening day, Rodin Museum! We’re delighted to have you back.