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Mission Statement

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.

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The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia is a vibrant museum and research center, home to one of the nation's great collections of rare books and manuscripts, and housed in an historic townhouse filled with fine art and antiques. An internationally known destination for lovers of literature, art, and history, the Rosenbach features permanent installations, special exhibitions, public programs, and individualized research appointments to bring the Rosenbach brothers’ vision to new and broader audiences every day. From manuscripts of Charles Dickens, Abraham Lincoln, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, to letters written by Thomas Jefferson, Emily Dickenson, and John Keats, to first editions of Miguel de Cervantes and Phyllis Wheatley, Elizabethan portrait miniatures, Judaica, ancient Egyptian artifacts, art by Thomas Sully and William Blake, Lord Byron’s card case, and Herman Melville’s bookcase, the Rosenbach is home to a unique, world-class humanities collection.

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http://www.rosenbach.org/

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