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University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Goldstein Family Gallery, Special Collection Center
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 6th floor, 3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
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The Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection of Manuscripts, donated to the University of Pennsylvania Libraries by Barbara Brizdle Schoenberg and Lawrence J. Schoenberg embodies the great scientific and philosophical traditions of the ancient and medieval world. This exhibition presents the rarest and most beautiful manuscripts from the collection, often illustrated with complex diagrams and stunning woodcuts. They document the achievements of European, Arabic, and Jewish scholars, philosophers, and the practitioners of science, medicine, and law in the Middle Ages.