Hear the music of an American cultural icon

Hear the release of rare Paul Robeson vocal recordings from the Charles L. Blockson Collections of African Americana and the African Diaspora featured on Penn State's Alumni Library at www.alumni.libraries.psu.edu. Actor, concert singer, professional athlete, lawyer, and social activist, Robeson was one of the most important American cultural icons in the twentieth century.

The current issue of the Alumni Library also features one of the first forestry schools in the nation, the Pennsylvania State Forest Academy (now Penn State Mont Alto) and how it shaped the state's environmental history. Regular features include resource centers with information on agriculture, business, careers, genealogy and more. Alumni Association members have access to JSTOR, a database of multidisciplinary and discipline specific scholarly articles in the sciences and humanities. Other Search Tools include Ebsco's Academic Search, Project Muse and ProQuest products (ABI and National Newspapers).

These resources and more can be found at Penn State's Alumni Library, a joint project of the University Libraries and the Penn State Alumni Association. The Penn State Alumni Association strives to connect alumni to the University, to each other, provide valuable benefits to members, and support the University’s mission of teaching, research, and service. For more information on the Alumni Association, go to www.alumni.psu.edu.

Penn State University Libraries, with more than 5.8 million volumes, 100,000 serial subscriptions, 579 online databases and more than 203,000 e-books, constitute a major resource for students, faculty and staff, as well as residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The largest research library in Pennsylvania, it is one of four resource libraries that provide service and collections to all other libraries and residents of the commonwealth. For more information, go to www.libraries.psu.edu.


Last Updated January 14, 2013