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
Yikes! This aggressive-looking machine is patented under the name “Lightning” and is cold to the touch. Because it’s made from cast iron, when you lift it, its weight drags your whole body down and turns your arm to pudding. It has four gears; each is a different size, and each is necessary. When activated, these gears grind, whip, and spin a single two-pronged fork against a sharpened, diagonally suspended knife.
But the Lightning is not a...Read More
Nursing, which as a profession has long been associated with women, offered opportunities not only for education and employment, but leadership. Long before American women could vote, they were able to influence public policy, often through professional organizations, such as those formed by nurses in the early 20th century.
Student Nurses in the Orrin Sage Wightman Collection
In 1916, Dr. Orrin Sage Wightman, internist and avid photographer, made a series of photographs showing student nurses from...Read More
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