This post was written by Kate Burch, Library Page
In March of 1848, Kate and Margaret Fox, teenagers living in Hydesville, New York, reported something fantastic: they had developed a system of communicating with the dead. Their home, in a small hamlet near Rochester, was rumored to be haunted, and for months the family had been woken in the night by loud knocking sounds. On March 31, Kate challenged the ghostly knocker to repeat the pattern...Read More
This post was written by Sarah Rose, archival intern from Queens College on the Institutional Archives Project.
Since February, I have been working with the papers of former N-YHS Librarian Dorothy C. Barck. Barck was hired as an assistant in the library in 1922 by Librarian Alexander Wall and remained at N-YHS for 32 years. She became Librarian in 1942, when the expansion of the building had been completed and open to the public for three...Read More
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
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