The Inauguration and the Peaceful Transfer of Power

A nation divided. A hotly contested election. A president feverishly appointing judges favorable to his viewpoint in the twilight of his term of office. Rumors that the opposition will lead the nation into radicalism and violence.  2020?  Perhaps.  But I’m here to tell you about the presidential inauguration in the aftermath of the election of …

Women Breaking Barriers: Objects from The Rosenbach Collection Presented in Celebration of Alice Dunbar-Nelson

The following objects were selected by The Rosenbach’s Collections Department staff as examples from across our collections of women who broke barriers in their eras, cultures, and professions. They changed the world around them and became role models for those who followed in their footsteps.   Amy Lowell (1874-1924), typed letter signed to A. Edward …

Explore the Free Library ’s Alice Dunbar-Nelson Digital Resources

E-books offer opportunities to read literature written by the subject of The Rosenbach’s major upcoming exhibition The Rosenbach, in partnership with a team of consulting curators, exhibition designers, and a Committee of Community Advisers, is hard at work preparing the Fall 2020 virtual exhibition “I Am an American!”: The Authorship and Activism of Alice Dunbar-Nelson.  …

The Story Behind “I Am an American!”: The Authorship and Activism of Alice Dunbar-Nelson

The Rosenbach’s upcoming online exhibition, programs, and educational opportunities use history and literature to spark civic engagement.     “My fathers and mothers toiled to make an economic foundation for me! Every drop of my blood holds an heritage of patriotism. I am proud of my past; I hold faith in my future! I am …

“We Simply Must Dress the Part”: A Bloomsday T-shirt Gallery

In addition to the great pleasures of hearing and talking about Ulysses, a Rosenbach Bloomsday brings smaller pleasures, one of which is people-watching. Government officials and philanthropists, actors and academics, artists and students, dogs and babies mingle in the crowd. Some (well, not so many of the dogs or babies) bring their own well-worn books …