This post is by Alex Japha, Digital Preservation Intern in the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library.
As part of our ongoing effort to re-launch the digital collection Civil War Treasures from the New-York Historical Society, formerly hosted by the Library of Congress' American Memory website, we have made available 42 sketches from the Union prison camp at Point Lookout, Maryland. Brigadier General James Barnes, the commander of Point Lookout, originally owned the sketches, and after his death in 1869, John S....Read More
This post was written by Maureen Maryanski, Reference Librarian for General Collections.
Where we start is not necessarily where we end. This statement is quite true of my research into William Henry Seward, prominent political figure and Secretary of State for Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. What started as an inquiry into his public life, including speeches and correspondence, morphed into an investigation of a 19th century female intellectual. While flipping through the manuscript card catalog...Read More
Tiny Canal Park, a .66-acre triangular green space that sits on Canal Street between Washington and West Streets, hides a substantial history.
The city’s ownership of this land dates back to the Dongan Charter in 1686 and the Montgomery Charter in 1730. By the time this land was approved as a site for the Clinton Country Market in 1833, the ground had been paved with cobblestones and had already been used as a public space for...Read More
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