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Submitted by jgoffin on Thursday February 02, 2012

In addition to the fascinating items we have on exhibition here at our 150 Empire St. location, you can now see PPL Special

Submitted by jgoffin on Tuesday January 31, 2012

Some fonts just don't get much love. Papyrus and Comic Sans are well-known for being much 

Submitted by jgoffin on Wednesday January 25, 2012
Submitted by jgoffin on Tuesday January 24, 2012

Edith Wharton, the author of Ethan Frome, The Age of Innocence and quite a few other classic works of fiction, would turn 150 today. Wharton was born in New York on the 24th of January, 1862. If you happen to find yourself in

Submitted by jgoffin on Thursday January 12, 2012

If you're wondering what kept whalers occupied when they weren't busy whaling, Robin Davis of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has part of the answer: reading the works of American women authors. In a 

Submitted by jgoffin on Thursday January 12, 2012

For

Submitted by jgoffin on Friday December 30, 2011

With the new year nearly upon us, this seems like the time to do a roundup of 2011 at the PPL Special Collections. So here are a few quick notes on some of what's happened this year (since March, at least):

New Additions

Here's a