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PPL welcomes individuals from all walks of life and each has a unique story to tell — stories that illustrate the positive impact our library makes in the lives of those we serve. Stories that YOU make possible!
Meet some of our PPL Alum.
Mark B. Kelley
I first visited PPL to perform research at the Nicholson Whaling Collection as a PhD candidate at the University of California – San Diego. I have since visited PPL on three research trips. PPL’s manuscripts and artifacts have been instrumental for my completed dissertation and ongoing book project, “Sentimental Seamen: Feeling Bodies in an American ...
I was first introduced to the Daniel Berkeley Updike Collection on the History of Print as a Rhode Island School of Design MFA student in professor and designer Cyrus Highsmith’s typeface design class. Ever since, I have found a seemingly endless source for conducting my meticulous research and extremely detailed work, first as a student ...