This post is written by Joe Festa, Print Room Reference Assistant
As my colleague Ted pointed out in his previous blog post, the electric tattoo machine revolutionized tattooing at the end of the 19th century. However, it wasn’t just electric current that propelled the industry; another factor can be attributed to the circulation of what’s called “flash” today: sheets of pre-drawn designs displayed in a portfolio, or more commonly, on the walls of tattoo shops.
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In the past, the only way to find materials within the vast set of collections previously known as “Miscellaneous Manuscripts” was to ask a librarian or grapple with an incomplete card catalog. Now, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Library is creating online catalog records that will provide intellectual access to each of the 12,000 small collections now known collectively as the American Historical Manuscript Collection (AHMC).
Starting on March...Read More
This post was written by Tammy Kiter, Manuscript Reference Librarian.
As Women’s History Month draws to a close, let’s take this opportunity to celebrate the women who served as nurses, both Union and Confederate, throughout the Civil War. Statistics vary, but it is estimated that approximately 3,000 women served as nurses during this turbulent time in American history. These courageous women often risked their lives in an effort to provide assistance to soldiers and sailors who...Read More
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