This post was written by N-YHS intern Rachel Schimke, a graduate student in the Archives and Public History program at NYU, who processed the Alexander Robert Chisolm Papers.
Though most war-weary Confederate soldiers returned home following Lee’s surrender, not all had the ability or interest to recover their lives in the South. Founded in 1890, the Confederate Veteran Camp of New York provided a community for the former boys in gray who were living in New...Read More
This post was written by Trish Kaiser, intern for the Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architecture.
As an intern with the Library’s Graphic Materials Collections, I researched the extensive Keppler collection, which highlights Joseph Keppler and his son Udo’s influential satirical 19th century publication Puck. This collection includes 26 folders of original drawings, color lithographic prints, and personal clippings. I methodically went through the materials identifying and fully describing them.
My first day at N-YHS began with researching Joseph...Read More
At 5 a.m. on November 11, 1918, the United States and its allies concluded an armistice with Germany. Later that morning, at 11 a.m. French time, World War I hostilities came to an end after one concluding salvo. In America, the day became known as Armistice Day until Congress substituted "Veterans" in 1954 to expand recognition beyond World War I.
Since this holiday falls on the auspicious day of 11/11/11 and is still firmly rooted in...Read More
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