We are profoundly indebted to Edward Lenkin, C'71, PAR'12, who made it possible for the Penn Libraries to acquire in 2009 what has become the Lenkin Family Collection of historical photographs of the Holy Land.
We also are inestimably grateful to the vision of Carton Rogers, Vice-Provost and Director of the Penn Libraries, to Tina Skov Cowan, (former) Director of the Penn Libraries' Office of Advancement, who led the campaign to acquire the collection, to Oren Weinberg, Director General of the National Library of Israel for supporting the digitization of the Lenkin Collection, and to Dror Wahrman, Dean of the Faculty of the Humanities and Vigevani Professor of European Studies at the Hebrew University, for the invaluable role he played originally conceiving and advising on this project.
The Lenkin Collection has been digitally photographed by Ardon Bar Hama through the generosity and support of the National Library of Israel. Louise Strauss, C'82, a devoted Penn Libraries volunteer, cataloged the Lenkin collection in its entirety. Thanks also to William Noel, Director of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts; Arthur Kiron, Schottenstein-Jesselson Curator of Judaica Collections at the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts; Elizabeth Bates, Special Projects Manager and Administration at the Kislak Center; Andrea Gottshalk, Head of Exhibitions and Publications, and her exhibition design team, Lynda Diane Brody and Emily White; Laurie Allen, Assistant Director for Digital Scholarship Digital Scholarship, Teaching, Research & Learning Services; Laura Newman Eckstein, Judaica Digital Humanities Coordinator; Eri Mizukane, Administrative and Reprographic Services Coordinator at the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts; Stephen Jacobs, Professor of Interactive Games and Media, Rochester Institute of Technology and Visiting Scholar for the National Center for the History of Electronic Games; Dennis Mullen, Digitization and Data Management Specialist; Arthur Mitchell Fraas, Curator, Special Collections, Kislak Center.
Hila Fishman, Curator