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TOUCHING HISTORY at the University of Pennsylvania:   Students can now peruse ancient texts at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Pennsylvania. “We’re not running a museum,” says John Pollack, one of the library’s specialists.   See this article with photos in the NY Times “Handle This Book!” by Roger Mummert about the trend in Rare Book Libraries and Special Collections to encourage this”hands-on” experience … no more white gloves!