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
The first thing to remember about movie star Anna May Wong is that she was an American. She was born Wong Liu Tsong in 1905 in Los Angeles, with Cantonese American family that had lived in America since at least 1855. Her father owned a laundry shop, and as the film industry began to move west, she began to gain an interest in acting and movies. However, being an American didn't matter in a time when...Read More
Written by Claire Lanier.
Admit it―it’s hard not to smile when you’re looking at Jumping Jack. He’s fun, he’s wacky, he’s relaxed (is he lying in shavasana?). Jack the toy clown gets you.
So why is it that when we call Jack a “toy,” we smile, but when we call him folk art, we create a disconnect? Folk art doesn’t get a ton of love. We often think fine art is for the dining room, and folk...Read More
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