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Art and Architecture Collections (Kislak Center)

At the University of Pennsylvania, holdings relating to art and architecture may be found in the Anne & Jerome Fisher Fine Arts Library; the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania; the University Archives & Records Center; and in the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

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Collection Overview

What follows is a broad overview of holdings in the Kislak Center. Listings here are not meant to be comprehensive but rather to indicate particular areas of strength.

Accordion List

Following is a list of major modern collections and items (19th century-present) connected broadly to art or architecture.