This post was written by Tammy Kiter, Manuscript Reference Librarian.
On the morning of May 1, 1915, the German Embassy in the United States placed ads in New York newspapers issuing serious warnings to anyone planning to travel on an Atlantic voyage; alerting them that a war zone existed in the waters adjacent to the British Isles and any vessels flying the flag of Great Britain, or her allies, was taking a great risk and liable...Read More
This post was written by Larry Weimer, Project Archivist for the N-YHS Institutional Archives.
Lectures and other presentations have been a staple of New-York Historical Society’s programs for virtually all of its history. Although the historical past has been the focus of many of these programs, N-YHS has long recognized that the present is history in the making and has accordingly developed programs that considered contemporary events. Few, if any, of N-YHS’s programs could possibly have been...Read More
This post was written by Mariam Touba, Reference Librarian for Printed Collections
What to do if you are a leader of a political party and you fear that your party’s presumptive nominee for the presidency thoroughly lacks the temperament for the office? If he is erratic, animated by “disgusting egotism,” “distempered jealousy,” and “ungovernable indiscretion”? Or that he simply has such “great and intrinsic defects in his character, which unfit him for the office of Chief...Read More
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