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Charter, Dropsie College.

Abraham A. Neuman Papers

This collection documents the public and professional life of Abraham Neuman (1890-1970) and his presidency of Dropsie College.

A photograph of three ancient Egyptian objects in an exhibition case (from left to right): statue of an Egyptian god, statue of an owl, and statue of an Egyptian goddess)

Aegyptus Electreus

This digital collection contains pdf documents of excavation reports, philological works and museum catalogs from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The first page of the comic book biography of Mabel K. Staupers, published in Negro Heroes, no. 2 (summer issue), 1948

African American Literature (General Collections)

The Library collects contemporary works by African-American authors in all formats and genres, including genre fiction (science fiction, fantasy, detective novels, thrillers, etc.), novels, play scripts, comic books and graphic novels. Musical recordings, television shows, feature films, and documentaries by and featuring African Americans are also well represented.

Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture


One of the most popular and actively researched sub-genres today is Afrofuturism, and our collection is strong and growing.

award medallions

American Journal of Nursing- Book of the Year Awards

Each year, the American Journal of Nursing publishes a list of the best nursing books each year across twenty different categories related to Nursing. Penn Library's collection plan for nursing includes these many of these award winning books.

A sketch of poet Walt Whitman, from the collection of American Poetry Reivew

American Poetry Review Records

Founded in 1972 and still in publication, The American Poetry Review publishes contemporary poetry and literary prose.