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A lecture delivered on March 1, 2006 in the Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, University of Pennsylvania. The lecture accompanied the exhibition, "Educating the Youth of Pennsylvania: Worlds of Learning in the Age of Franklin." Total time: 37:23.


Mark Frazier Lloyd, Director of the University Archives and Records Center at the University of Pennsylvania, delivers a lecture on Benjamin Franklin's original ideas for the institution that would become the University of Pennsylvania.

To download the lecture, select the mp3 file below.

Introduction, Michael Ryan, 00:00-04:01

Lecture, Mark Frazier Lloyd, 04:09-34:14

Questions and Answers, 34:30-37:23

In the lecture, Dr. Lloyd discusses the following texts, available online:
Franklin, Observations Relative to the Intentions of the Original Founders of the Academy in Philadelphia, June 1789
Franklin, "Idea of the English School."

The event poster is also available for download, by selecting the download button, at upper right.



Date Posted: 04 September 2011