Pennsylvania, University of
A pioneer in the areas of law, botany, chemistry, and psychology, Pennsylvania has added much to the traditional curriculum. In 1881 it opened the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce (now the Wharton School of Business), the first U.S. school of its type. Well known among the many divisions of the university are its medical and law schools and the museum, which has an extensive archaeological and ethnological collection. It also collaborates with the Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (opened 1892), an independent biomedical research center located within its campus. Outstanding is the university library, which contains a great number of rare books and manuscripts; its other libraries have notable collections in Shakespeareana and in medieval history.
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