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  • Doc Chat Episode Fifty-Four: Exploring 125 Years of the Forverts, New York City's Legendary Yiddish Newspaper

    By Julie Golia, Associate Director, Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books and Charles J. Liebman Curator of Manuscri | June 17, 2022
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    Explore the pages of one of the most important Yiddish newspapers in the world. 
  • Doc Chat Fifty-Two: Friendship & Masculinity Through the Lens of a 19th-century Black Photographer

    By Julie Golia, Associate Director, Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books and Charles J. Liebman Curator of Manuscri | June 6, 2022
    An in-depth examination of friendship, race, and masculinity through one 19th-century portrait. 
  • Doc Chat Fifty: Representations of Student Activism in the Black Radical Press

    By Julie Golia, Associate Director, Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books and Charles J. Liebman Curator of Manuscri | June 1, 2022
    A journalist and an NYPL librarian explore representations of student activism in the Black radical press of the 1960s and 1970s.
  • Doc Chat Fifty-One: Policing Gender, Race, and Sexuality in 20th-Century New York City (and in the Archives)

    By Julie Golia, Associate Director, Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books and Charles J. Liebman Curator of Manuscri | June 1, 2022
    Historians discuss what one handwritten arrest record can tell us about gender, race, sexuality, and policing in 20th-century NYC.
  • Doc Chat Fifty-Three: The Misses Porter, Sister Novelists in the Age of Jane Austen

    By Julie Golia, Associate Director, Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books and Charles J. Liebman Curator of Manuscri | May 29, 2022
    Explore the story and papers of a female historical novelist whose fame once rivaled Walter Scott's.
  • Doc Chat Forty-Nine: The Barber of Moscow

    By Julie Golia, Associate Director, Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books and Charles J. Liebman Curator of Manuscri | April 14, 2022
    Experts analyze one of the most iconic images in modern Russian culture.
  • Doc Chat Forty-Eight: Exploring the Irish American Experience Through the Emigrant Savings Bank Records

    By Julie Golia, Associate Director, Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books and Charles J. Liebman Curator of Manuscri | April 6, 2022
    Explore the Irish American experience through the records of one influential 19th-century banking institution. 
  • Doc Chat Forty-Seven: What’s Cooking in the Yiddish Kitchen - Recipes for Immigrant Women

    By Julie Golia, Associate Director, Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books and Charles J. Liebman Curator of Manuscri | April 4, 2022
    Explore the world of Yiddish cookbooks published by famous American food companies.
  • Doc Chat Forty-Six: The Remarkable Career of Bronislava Nijinska

    By Julie Golia, Associate Director, Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books and Charles J. Liebman Curator of Manuscri | March 30, 2022
    A lively conversation about the life and legacy of choreographer Bronislava Nijinska.
  • Doc Chat Forty-Five: A Guide to Black Travel Guides

    By Julie Golia, Associate Director, Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books and Charles J. Liebman Curator of Manuscri | March 7, 2022

    Schomburg Center librarian Rhonda Evans and NYPL curator Julie Golia analyzed travel guides used by African Americans to help them navigate…