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David Toccafondi collection of University of Pennsylvania Van Pelt Library bulletin board flyers


Held at: University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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The Van Pelt Library, built in 1962, is the main social science and humanities library within the library network of the University of Pennsylvania. Its ground floor bulletin board, located next to the Undergraduate Study Center, provides information and resources for the greater University of Pennsylvania (Penn) community. David Toccafondi, a Penn alumnus, has worked at the Van Pelt Library in various capacities since 1995, and currently manages the Vitale Digital Media Lab. He is also an avid photographer.

This collection contains flyers culled from the bulletin board on the ground floor of the Van Pelt Library at the University of Pennsylvania by David Toccafondi, the Media Lab Manager of the Vitale Digital Media Lab, during 2017 and 2018. The flyers include posters for University of Pennsylvania events and exhibits, course offerings, want ads, medical studies, political propaganda, and other printed material meant to appeal to the University of Pennsylvania community. The bulletin board is populated by a wide range of contributors, from academic departments, Penn Libraries across campus, to student organizations and groups, to name only a few. As such, the flyers highlight some of the exciting and innovative activities occurring on campus and reflect the diversity of Penn's community, as well as its place in the wider Philadelphia community and the nation.

The flyers are separated into folders by month, and organized chronologically within these folders. Flyers with a date range are represented by the earliest date. Flyers that are undated are placed at the end of month during which they were removed.

Gifts of David Toccafondi, 2018 and 2019

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Finding Aid Author
Sam Allingham
Finding Aid Date
2020 January 16
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2018 January.
Box 1 Folder 1
2017 February.
Box 1 Folder 2
2017 March.
Box 1 Folder 3
2017 April.
Box 1 Folder 4
2017 May.
Box 1 Folder 5
2017 June.
Box 1 Folder 6
2017 July.
Box 1 Folder 7
2017 August.
Box 1 Folder 8
2017 September.
Box 1 Folder 9
2017 October.
Box 1 Folder 10
2017 November.
Box 1 Folder 11
2017 December.
Box 1 Folder 12
2018 January.
Box 2 Folder 1
2018 February.
Box 2 Folder 2
2018 March.
Box 2 Folder 3
2018 April.
Box 2 Folder 4
2018 May.
Box 2 Folder 5
2018 June.
Box 2 Folder 6
2018 August.
Box 2 Folder 7
2018 September.
Box 2 Folder 8
2018 October.
Box 2 Folder 9
2018 November.
Box 2 Folder 10
2018 December.
Box 2 Folder 11

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