This post was written by Project Archivist Larry Weimer.
In Part 1 of this blog posted last week, I introduced N-YHS’ institutional archives project now underway thanks to a generous grant from the Leon Levy Foundation. Several finding aids are now online, and in this Part 2, I would like to give you a short introduction to the archival materials now available.
First, there is a lot of correspondence. My colleague on the project, Brynn White, has been working...Read More
This post was written by cataloger Catherine Falzone.
As my colleagues and I work to catalog the thousands of almanacs held by N-YHS, thanks to a Hidden Collections Program grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), we have come across some unusual items that bear a closer look. Some of my favorite discoveries so far are the Davy Crockett almanacs. These items helped to spread the myth of Davy Crockett and serve as...Read More
This post was written by Marybeth Kavanagh, Reference Librarian
On December 4, 1875, William Magear "Boss" Tweed, notorious grand sachem of New York City's Democratic political machine Tammany Hall, escaped from the Ludlow Street jail where he was being held on charges of stealing somewhere between $20 and $300 million from the city treasury. While awaiting trial, Tweed was granted special privileges not offered to other inmates, such as a luxurious cell, catered meals, carriage rides and home visits. It was on a family visit at...Read More
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