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Archives Month Tour

Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department

Friday, October 25, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

Archives Month Tour

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October 25 Tour Ended Free  

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The Tour:

A public tour of the Rare Book Department has been in operation since 1949. Rare book librarians on staff provide a basic introduction to the history of the book using the items from the collections, including cuneiform tablets, a section of a papyrus scroll, a medieval manuscript and a leaf from a Gutenberg Bible. The tour also includes a visit to our Elkins Room, the actual library of a former Free Library Trustee who was also a prominent book collector.

Have questions about Archives Month Tour? Contact Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department

When & Where

Rare Book Department - Free Library of Philadelphia, 3rd floor
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Friday, October 25, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department

Special Collections enhance the educational mission of the Free Library by assembling and making accessible historic materials, providing reliable and knowledgeable research services, and offering instructional programs that promote understanding of our shared cultural heritage. Many items in Special Collections are searchable in the public catalog, through Finding Aids, or in our Digital Collections. Please contact the collections for further details.

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