[RESCHEDULED] In Conversation with the Rosenbach: Daniel De Simone

Date / Time

  • May 16, 2018
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States

The Folger Shakespeare Library, founded on the collection of Henry Clay Folger, and the Lessing J. Rosenwald collection of the Library of Congress are among the premier collections held in the United States. Daniel De Simone will examine the legacy of Folger and Rosenwald, discussing how each of these giants of the collecting world came upon their decision to make gifts to the nation and help define the nature of philanthropy in the first half of the 20th century.

About the speaker

In January of 2017, Daniel De Simone retired from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D. C. as the Eric Weinmann Librarian, where he directed the operations of the Central Library.  De Simone came to the Folger from the Library of Congress where he held the post of Curator of the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division. Before his appointment as Rosenwald Curator in 2000, he operated his own New York-based bookselling business for 22 years. He is a member of the Grolier Club, NY, the Association Internationale de Bibliophilie, Paris, and Print Council of America. Mr. De Simone holds an M.A. in American History from the University of Dayton and a B.A. in European History from Clark University.

Join the Conversation

A series of informal, intimate talks given by literary and cultural luminaries, In Conversation with the Rosenbach delves into fascinating histories, intellectual curiosities, and inspiring ideas. Each program offers the audience a chance to join the conversation after the talk and share their own thoughts and questions. In Conversation with the Rosenbach is supported by grants from the Walter J. Miller Trust and the Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation. Seating is limited; advance registration is strongly recommended. In the event of inclement weather, the Rosenbach will announce any closures on rosenbach.org. Please call 215-732-1600 x0 if you have questions about program status.

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