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Happy Labor Day! Now Get To The Beach
August 29, 2013

Though the weather will most likely continue to be warm, Labor Day really does feel like the end of summer. And what better way to celebrate the end of summer than to soak up every last minute of it on the beach? New York City is full of amazing beaches, and for decades New Yorkers…

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Interview With Maurita Baldock, Curator of Manuscripts
May 2, 2013

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…

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Abraham Lincoln: The Coolest President?
July 6, 2012

In case you hadn’t heard, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has made its way to the big screen. Starring Benjamin Walker, it traces the President as he discovers that vampires are planning to take over the country, and as he makes it his mission to eliminate the threat. Recently, author, screenwriter, and producer Seth Grahame-Smith sat…

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Genealogy for Beginners: Five Steps to Tracing Your Family’s History at the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library
September 26, 2011

Most people in America can trace their family back to some sort of immigration wave, whether their ancestors came over on the Mayflower or flew into JFK airport. And withNew York being large point of entry, many families of immigrants either settled here or spent time here before moving on.  With our large collection of…

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New-York Historical Society Interns Take To Tumblr
New-York Historical Society Interns Take To Tumblr
August 24, 2011

At the New-York Historical Society, our librarians, curators and conservators aren’t the only ones who get to have all the fun. Though we’re closed for renovations, our high school interns have been hard at work researching our collections. And they have the blog to prove it! On their Tumblr site the interns have been blogging…

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