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JOIN OR DIE Meeting Reports now online

The Greater Philadelphia GeoHistory Network
Planning grant now complete

Final Report | Next Steps | Project Web Site and Symposium Proceedings

FUTURE FOUNDATIONS: MAPPING THE PAST: Building the Philadelphia GeoHistory Network
A PACSCL GIS symposium, December 2-3, 2005 [details]

Position Opening: Project Director, Consortial Survey Initiative
November 2005--Immediate opening. [position filled]

PACSCL supports National History Day/Philly
April 2005--PACSCL members as well as PACSCL itself joined with area schools and museums to encourage middle school and high school students to engage with history by using primary sources [NHD/Philly Resource Page]

Beyond the Book: Memory and Creative Representations of the Viet Nam War
March 2005--A lecture in support of Philadelphia's One Book One Philadelphia project [details]

PACSCL receives grants for consortial survey initiative, geohistory pilot project
January 2004--Two grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation support PACSCL initiatives that form important building blocks of the Greater Philadelphia Research Collections Network [consortial survey ] [geohistory] [Research Collections Network]

PACSCL welcomes three new members
December 2004--City of Philadelphia Department of Records/City Archive; LaSalle University; and the Union League of Philadelphia [details]

"Consorting with the Future"
December 2003--Papers from the December 2003 conference are now online. [details]

PACSCL welcomes three new members
September 2003--National Archives and Records Administration, Mid Atlantic Region; Falvey Memorial Library,Villanova University; Krauth Memorial Library, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia .[details]

'Beautifully situated on the River Schuylkill'
April 2003--An online exhibition celebrating the U. S. Naval Asylum/Naval Home, Philadelphia [view exhibition]

PACSCL at the Flower Show
March 2003--A special presentation by garden historian Elizabeth McLean [details]

One Book, One Philadelphia: The Price of a Child
February 2003--Explore the facts behind Lorene Cary's compelling story of an escaped slave, set in antebellum Philadelphia, through these exhibitions and online resources from PACSCL member libraries. [details]

PACSCL PRESENTS: The PACSCL self-guided book lover's tour of the historic district
January 2003-After you've seen Independence Hall, walk next door and start your tour of the new nation's most important publishing center, and visit five PACSCL member libraries in the process. [online itinerary]

PACSCL Welcomes the Chemical Heritage Foundation
January 2002--The Chemical Heritage Foundation joins PACSCL as its twenty-first member library. Its Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer Library of Chemical History was created in 1988 to encompass the history of the chemical sciences and industries. The library is a product of the vision and generosity of Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer, and it has a unique emphasis: the history of chemical achievement. The core of the collection was a donation of 30,000 volumes from The Chemists' Club library. It contains more than 80,000 volumes ranging from 1512 to the present, together with unique artifacts, paper-based archives, artwork, and chemical instruments.[DETAILS]

PACSCL Members Turn the Spotlight on Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts
March 2001--Eleven PACSCL members collaborate on an exhibition of medieval manuscripts, Leaves of Gold: Treasures of Manuscript Illumination from Philadelphia Collection, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art 10 March - 13 May 2001. The exhibition is complemented by a full-color catalog, multimedia projects, and companion exhibitions and programs at other member libraries. [DETAILS]


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