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Arthur Kiron
Schottenstein-Jesselson Curator of Judaica Collections
Judaica Collection
Collection Development and Analysis
Area Studies Collections
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
202 Library at Katz CAJS, 204 Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
(215) 746-1290
Subject Specialist
Collection Responsibility:
Judaic Studies
Liaison Responsibility:
Judaic Studies
Arthur is the Curator of Judaica Collections, and he heads the Library at Penn's Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. He is also Adjunct Assistant Professor of History at Penn. His bibliographic responsibilities include oversight of the Weigle Judaica and Ancient Near East Reading Room collection located in Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Arthur received a PhD in Jewish History from Columbia University, and an MA in Religious Studies from Stanford, where he focused on the history of Biblical interpretation. His BA is from Brandeis. Before coming to Penn in 1992, he was Manuscripts Curator and Assistant Archivist at the Annenberg Research Institute, which merged with Penn in 1993.
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Division: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Department: Area Studies Collections
Department: Collection Development and Analysis
Department: Judaica Collection
Role: Reference
Role: Subject Specialist