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By the Book: Making—and Breaking!—the Rules

Archives Month Philly 2016

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October 25, 2016, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
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Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center, 6th Floor Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
Burton Rascoe apology card (ca. 1940s), Burton Rascoe Papers, Kislak Center

Ah, rules! Where would we be without them? According to some, we would be savages at the dinner table, we couldn't shoe a horse, and Penn students would be dueling willy-nilly! As a result, rules have flourished: governments issued them, activists challenged them, and inquisitors enforced them. And literary critic Burton Rascoe had so little faith in his own ability to follow the rules of society that he purchased pre-printed apologies to send following events! As part of Archives Month Philly, join the catalogers of the Kislak Center to meet the medieval to modern role models and scape-graces who inhabit our collections.

Featured Image: Burton Rascoe apology card (ca. 1940s), Burton Rascoe Papers, Kislak Center