Jay I. Kislak Symposium

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Three men in a boat. Illustration based on the sign used by the Gotham Bookmart

In 2013, the Penn Libraries celebrated the dedication of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, named in honor of Jay I. Kislak (Wharton 1943). Jay I. Kislak and the Kislak Family Foundation donated $5.5 million to the Penn Libraries to complete the renovation of the 5th and 6th floors of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center and also contributed to ongoing Kislak Center programming.

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