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.
Overview and metadata sections
Throughout the late 20th and early 21st century, the University of Pennsylvania made efforts to strengthen its relationship with the surrounding area of West Philadelphia, implementing initiatives to encourage its students, faculty, and staff to explore, engage with, and live in the neighborhood. As a result, the social relationship between the two communities has grown more intertwined, and the border between campus and community more porous. David Toccafondi, a UPenn alumnus and a resident of West Philadelphia, 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 ephemera culled from bulletin boards and other public advertising spaces across the University of Pennsylvania and West Philadelphia by David Toccafondi, the Media Lab Manager of the Vitale Digital Media Lab, during 2017 and 2018. The ephemera include event posters, course offerings, want ads, medical studies, political propaganda, and other printed material meant to appeal to the community of the University of Pennsylvania and greater West Philadelphia. The ephemera are separated into folders by month (and occasionally by specific date) based on the timing of Toccafondi's original collection, and arranged chronologically.
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
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.