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December’s Readers Den: "97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement" Wrap Up

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I would like to thank all the followers and fans of the Reader’s Den. I hope you have enjoyed 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement just as much as I have. If you are interested in learning more about the people and cultures of the Lower East Side, the following NYPL resources can help you begin your search:

Dorot Jewish Division — one of the world’s great collections of Hebraica and Judaica

Genealogy Subject Databases — 71 Resources that include Ancestry.com, The New York Times, Ellis Island resources, and Sanford Fire Maps

Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy — the Milstein Division collects materials documenting American History on the national, state, and local level, and is used each year by thousands of scholars, students, family historians, city planners, television and film producers, novelists and playwrights, visual artists, and anyone interested in history.

Blog posts by subject: Lower East Side — blog posts concerning the Lower East Side, written by NYPL librarians

Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection — over 500,000 photographs, including examples of almost every photographic process

New York City History Subject Databases — over 66 databases containing everything from Census and Immigration records to menus, newspaper articles, and photos

Stay tuned for next month’s selection of the Reader’s Den’s in 2012.

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You can also meet the author

You can also meet the author - she works at the LES Tenement Museum and does a series of events about food there. There are a bunch coming up in the spring. www.tenement.org/vizcenter_events.php.

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