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Rosenbach Museum and Library

CPC Catalog > Organization: Rosenbach Museum and Library

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2008-2010 Delancey Place

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Description:

The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia seeks to inspire curiosity, inquiry, and creativity by engaging broad audiences in exhibitions, programs, and research based on its remarkable and expanding collections.

The Rosenbach was founded in 1954 by Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach (1876-1952) and his brother, Philip (1863-1953). Renowned dealers in books, manuscripts, and fine art, the brothers played a central role in the development of private libraries that later became our nation’s most important public collections of rare books, such as the Folger and Huntington Libraries. The brothers’ own personal collection, now the core of the Rosenbach, features treasures the brothers were unable to part with, including the only surviving copy of Benjamin Franklin’s first Poor Richard Almanac and the manuscript of James Joyce’s Ulysses. Our collection is continuously growing, including the addition of the papers of poet Marianne Moore, and Bram Stoker’s notes for Dracula.

The Rosenbach brothers’ 1865 townhouse at 2010 Delancey Place is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features an official marker placed by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in recognition of the enduring legacy of the Rosenbach brothers. Since 2003, the adjacent Maurice Sendak Building offers spaces for public programs and exhibitions.

In December, 2013 the Rosenbach became affiliated with the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation, bringing together two of the world’s preeminent collections of rare books, manuscripts, Americana and art.

Categories:

Collections:
Warren G. Harding to Calvin Coolidge, 7 March 1921
Grover Cleveland Speech, AMsS, ca. 1884
Grover Cleveland to Philip H. Rosenbach, 13 Jan. 1891
Calvin Coolidge to Herman Henry Kohlsaat, 20 October 1923

Note that this is an incomplete collections list. Please contact the organization directly for the most current information about their holdings.


Warren G. Harding to Calvin Coolidge, 7 March 1921

Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923. Warren G. Harding writes to Calvin Coolidge on March 7, 1921. Before the first meeting of his cabinet, Harding invites his vice-president to attend all cabinet meetings.

 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122490209

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1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

- Warren G. Harding

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Grover Cleveland Speech, AMsS, ca. 1884

Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908. Governor of New York, 1883-1885; president of the U.S., 1885-1889 and 1893-1897. Speech delivered at a normal school graduation exercise, probably while Cleveland was governor of New York.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122580879

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1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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Grover Cleveland to Philip H. Rosenbach, 13 Jan. 1891

Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908. President of the United States 1885-1889 and 1893-1897. Letter written January 13, 1891, New York, to Philip H. Rosenbach, Philadelphia. Thanks for the gift of an engraving of the Battle of New Orleans given him on a recent visit to Philadelphia.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122525083

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2 pages

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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Calvin Coolidge to Herman Henry Kohlsaat, 20 October 1923

Calvin Coolidge writes to Herman Henry Kohlsaat on October 20, 1923. Coolidge gives his reasons for not wishing to appoint Frank O. Lowden ambassador to Great Britain.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122409524

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1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

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