Our current exhibition Audubon's Aviary: Part 1 of the Complete Flock is now open, and everyone is loving the collection of original watercolors displayed throughout the second floor. But did you know that the exhibition also features some lesser-known Auduboniana?
One of our favorites is this Meiji Period (approximately 1868-1912) woodcut depicting John James Audubon. Audubon was very popular in Japan, a country with a long history of depicting nature and wildlife in art. In Audubon's Ornithological...Read More
Earlier this week, the New York Times took a look at the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, a group of young archivists, librarians, and historians who meet up and network around the city. One member featured was our very own Curator of Manuscripts, Maurita Baldock! But what exactly does that job entail? We sat down with Maurita for a more in-depth look at her job, journey, and some of her favorite collections.
First off, what...Read More
On October 11, 1884 Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was born on West 37th Street in New York City. By the end of her life, she would be known as the longest serving First Lady of the United States, and Harry Truman would nickname her "First Lady of the World" for her humanitarian efforts. But she began her life surrounded by New York City's Gilded Age riches.
Anna Eleanor was born to Elliott Bulloch Roosevelt and Anna Rebecca Hall. Anna Rebecca...Read More
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