Written by Maureen Maryanski, Reference Librarian for Printed Collections.
As Women’s History Month comes to a close, let’s focus on an attempted publicity stunt from 1916 involving New York suffragists, a biplane, and President Woodrow Wilson. Three fantastic photographs in the library collection tell the beginning of the story as a group of suffragists met at Midland Beach, Staten Island on December 2, 1916.
The plan was to “bomb” President Woodrow Wilson on his yacht, the Mayflower,...Read More
In 1900, The Century Co. published Colonial Days & Ways, by Helen Evertson Smith, a description of life in New York and Connecticut during that period. According to Smith, the book is largely derived from papers found "tucked away under the eaves in old baskets of Indian make, or in open pine-wood boxes, and even in barrels" at the Smith family homestead in Sharon, Connecticut. The book contains a fascinating description of a 1779 Thanksgiving feast recounted...Read More
This post was written by Nora Slominsky, New-York Historical Society Graduate Archival Research Fellow
A key figure in the politics of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Rufus King was a powerful Federalist senator, diplomat, and attorney. In his very limited spare time, he also built and maintained one of the largest personal libraries in the Early Republic. This collection, consisting of approximately 3,500 pieces, remains largely intact at the New-York Historical Society. Donated by King’s descendants in...Read More
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