Are You Registered to Vote?
October 12, 2016

As these old posters remind us, you can’t vote if you’re not registered! New York State residents have until Friday, October 14th to register for the 2016 election. The good news is you don’t have to pile into the ol’ jalopy like the folks below to do so; you can go online to check your status or…

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AHMC of the Month: George Copway’s American Indian
October 6, 2016

This post was written by Julita Braxton, AHMC Cataloger. The New-York Historical Society Library holds many items created by George Copway, the Ojibwe minister, missionary, translator, lecturer, author, healer, and self-appointed chief. George Copway (Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh) was born in 1818 on the mouth of the Trent River in Ontario, Upper Canada, the traditionally reared son of a…

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From the Lab: Civil War Blood
September 28, 2016

The Story . . . While processing the records of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, New York Commandery, we came across a poignant relic of the Civil War: a note passed between the lines at the Battle of Antietam, one of the bloodiest battles in the history of the nation….

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George Washington, engraving after a portrait by John Trumbull, PR 052, Box 148.
George Washington, the Battle of Brooklyn, and a possible footnote on Alexander Hamilton
September 21, 2016

This post was written by Mariam Touba, Reference Librarian for Printed Collections. The drama of bravery, defeat, and successful retreat in 1776 will be on display as “The Battle of Brooklyn” exhibition opens at The New-York Historical Society this week.  This first major battle of the American Revolution remained seared in George Washington’s memory.  An…

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AHMC of the Month: Pictorial Excursions
September 14, 2016

This post was written by Christine Calvo, American Historical Manuscript Collection Processing Assistant. “I came to a dead halt, — It was like translation to another planet — all the mountains, I had ever seen at such close range were barely wooded hills by comparison. I’m lost for adjectives that are at all comprehensive.” The…

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Portrait of James G. Harbord. Circa 1918. James G. Harbord Papers, MS 1493. New-York Historical Society.
“In the throes of hunting servants”: James G. Harbord’s Labor Problem
August 31, 2016

This post was written by Jenny LeRoy, a CUNY graduate fellow at the New-York Historical Society who helped to process the James G. Harbord Papers. For General James Harbord, president of the Radio Corporation of America from 1922-1947 and lieutenant to General Pershing during the Philippine-American War, discussing the drama surrounding his servants was a…

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Summers on Long Island: The Thompson Homestead Memorial
August 17, 2016

This post was written by Margaret Kaczorowski, an archivist processing New-York Historical Society’s institutional archives on a project generously funded by the Leon Levy Foundation. Summer afternoon — summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ― Henry James Summer is in full swing, and it is…

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AHMC of the Month: John Adams and the Bill of Rights
August 10, 2016

This post was written by Catherine Falzone, Cataloger, American Historical Manuscript Collection. Even though we can’t always agree on an interpretation of the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution, we don’t hear many arguments these days that the Bill of Rights should not exist. Whatever our feelings about individual amendments, we tend to…

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Ad World Unrest: Hubert Humphrey, Doyle Dane Bernbach, and Time Inc.
July 27, 2016

This post was written by Luis Rodriguez, Collections Management Specialist. In 1964 the advertising agency Doyle Dane Bernbach created a provocative and effective ad for Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidential campaign. It juxtaposed a young girl counting the petals on a daisy with the launch and detonation of a nuclear weapon, thus attacking the more hawkish…

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