Libraries Participate in Archives Month Philly

Temple University Libraries are thrilled to participate in Archives Month Philly, a first-ever programming initiative organized by the Delaware Valley Archivists Group. This month-long festival, timed to coincide with American Archives Month, will kick off in Paley Library on Tuesday, October 1 at 3PM with Live from the Collections: In and Out of Poetry. The program features readings by poets Lyn Lifshin, Elaine Terranova, Daniel Scott Snelson and will be followed by a roundtable discussion moderated by Matthew Kalasky, director of the Nicola Midnight St. Claire, a critical voice in Philadelphia. The poets will read their own works, and works from the Libraries’ archives and discuss the process and performance of poetry.

Catch us again at the Lantern Slide Salon, taking place 6PM on October 1 at the Wagner Free Institute of Science. The salon highlights the historic lantern slide collections of some of the region’s most significant cultural and educational institutions, including Temple University Libraries. Other participants: The Athenaeum of PhiladelphiaIndependence Seaport MuseumMorris ArboretumSwarthmore College Peace CollectionTemple University Special Collections and Research Centerthe University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and the Wagner Free Institute of Science.

Find out more about the initiative and programs at

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