2nd Week of February 2023

February 12th, 2023

Sounds of St. Cecilia’s

Digitizing a collection of historical musical instruments that look as beautiful as they sound.

18th century hurdy gurdy

 

Mapping “Points of Interest underneath the Harlem Moon”

The making of A Night-Club Map of Harlem” (1933)

A night-club map of Harlem

 

Magnificent margins in the Alexander Romance

Images from the manuscripts on display in the British Library’s Alexander exhibition.

Alexander’s army is attacked by ‘ypopatamos’; beneath, a dog chases a stag and people watch a puppet show remarkably like Punch and Judy

 

The Archives of the East Village Eye Go to the New York Public Library

Leonard Abrams started the paper, which chronicled the cultural life of downtown New York, in 1979. After trying for eight years to place its archives, he handed them off to the library last fall.

Covers of the East Village Eye

 

Sidney Lapidus Gift to Princeton University Library Opens Digital Access to Collection of Rare Revolution-Era Books and Publications

The donation of more than 2,700 books, newspapers, and magazines included funding that enabled Princeton to digitize the collection, making it keyword-searchable and openly available.

Thomas Paine's Rights of Man and photo of Sid Lapidus

 

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