DESIGN IN THE ARCHIVES
OCTOBER 30, 2019, 6-8 PM

FREE LIBRARY OF PHILADELPHIA
PARKWAY CENTRAL, 1901 VINE STREET

Archives on display! The perennially popular ArchivesMonthPhilly featured event at the Free Library always offers a themed taste of what our collections have to offer, and this event promises to be the biggest yet. Don’t miss it! More than 20 area libraries, museums, and archives have come together to create this event.

PACSCL is showcasing two of its five current projects with display tables and activity stations at this Archives Month Philly featured event.

Designing for Suffrage shows the critical role design played in building a “brand” for the woman suffrage movement in the early 20th century. View examples of graphic design for the period and make your own VOTES FOR WOMEN! button. Based on materials in PACSCL’s “In Her Own Right” project, funded by generous grants from the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, The National Endowment for the Humanities, and the New Century Trust.

Resistance by Design / Design in Dialogue explores three centuries of resistance movements in the Philadelphia area, with materials drawn from PACSCL member collections and employed in PACSCL’s “Chronicling Resistance” project. The discovery phase of this project was funded by a generous grant from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Many individual PACSCL member institutions are also represented at this event. The full list of PACSCL member institutions represented:

  • Catholic Historical Research Center — Art in Architecture
  • City of Philadelphia Archives — Designing the First World’s Fair in the United States: Selections from the Philadelphia City Archives Centennial Collection
  • College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Historical Medical Library — Ex Libris: Curious and Remarkable Bookplates
  • Drexel University Archives — Design at Drexel
  • Free Library of Philadelphia — Discover Design: selections from nine special collections or departments
  • Hagley Library — Designing for Disability
  • Historical Society of Pennsylvania — The Art of a Sale: Graphic Design in Advertising
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives — Centennial to Millennial: Design from 1876 to Today
  • The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia — Designing a Transformative Visitor Experience: Herman Melville at 200
  • University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press – “Design in the Archives: a Werkman Experience
  • University of Pennsylvania, Architectural Archives — Mapping to Design Urban Environments
  • University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts — The Cat’s Whisker: Atha Tehon and the Design of Children’s Books
  • William Way LGTB Community Center — Pride by Design: LGBTQ Symbols and Their Meanings

Plan to join PACSCL and its member libraries to explore the riches that Philadelphia-area libraries and archives have to offer. For the full list of activities and exhibitors, see the event page at ArchivesMonthPhilly. Hover over the list items for more information.

Archives Month Philly is organized by the Delaware Valley Archivists Group in association with participating institutions.