Entries by Laura Blanchard


PACSCL General Meeting Archives: Organizations for Special Collections Professionals

Fifty staffers from PACSCL member libraries gathered at the Academy of Natural Sciences Library on February 6, 2013 to learn about four emerging organizations for special collections professionals. Information on these organizations is being maintained on the site to assist area professionals in identifying organizations with related aims. ARCHIVISTS BEING AWESOME is a new series of […]


Hidden Collections Revealed: Behind-the-scenes on the Belfield Papers

(Update: processing is now complete for the second phase of the Hidden Collections project. View finding aids here.)  Belfield, a historic home once occupied by famed Philadelphia painter Charles Willson Peale and his family, was also home to descendants of several of Philadelphia’s most prominent families until the late 20th century. The papers — totaling more […]


Join or Die: Collaboration in Special Collections

In June 2010, PACSCL welcomed more than 400 members of the Rare Books and Manuscript Section (RBMS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, to Philadelphia!  Collaboration was the conference theme, and PACSCL’s 25 years of cooperation was one of the models examined.  Events took place at […]