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 Henry Raine, Director of Digital Programs and Library Technical Services
Contrary to popular belief, previously unknown treasures rarely turn up in the stacks of a great research library. Most collections are cataloged, and even if they aren’t, curators, librarians and archivists tend to know what they have in their collections. The discovery of a treasure of great intrinsic value is rare, but catalogers sometimes do discover items that hold our attention...Read More
This post was written by Catherine Falzone, cataloger.
While working in the stacks one day, I happened upon a mysterious book.
I had never seen these characters before, but luckily the book came with a key:
Using it to translate the title, I discovered that this was the Deseret First Book. With that information, and the picture of the Salt Lake Temple on the cover, I deduced that it was a Mormon publication. A bit of research led me...Read More
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