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  • The Korean Collections at the New York Public Library: A Survey

    By Hee-Gwone Yoo, Librarian, General Research Division | May 17, 2022
    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    Our LibGuide highlights collections of rare Korean prints and manuscripts, photographs, maps, and other printed texts.  
  • Navigating Movies with Maps: Treasure Hunting in 'Uncharted'

    By Jo-Ann Wong, Librarian II | May 6, 2022
    Have you seen the movie Uncharted? If so, learn how the historical basis of this movie connects to maps in NYPL's Map Division.
  • New Czech Antiquarian Acquisitions

    By Bogdan Horbal, Curator, Slavic and East European Collections | May 4, 2022
    Learn more about these additions to the collection.  
  • How Activists Harnessed the Telephone and Built the Nation’s First LGBTQ+ Hotline

    By Quinn Anex-Ries, NYPL Short-Term Fellow | April 28, 2022
    Short-term fellow Quinn Anex-Ries discusses the Gay Switchboard of New York and its callers' daily fears, joys, pleasures, and questions.
  • NYPL Researcher Spotlight: Laura Glazer

    By Jessica Cline, Librarian III | April 21, 2022
    Glazer is an artist exploring subjects through publishing, curating, broadcasting, and participatory and collaborative projects.
  • A Time Travel Guide to 1950s New York

    By Serena Troshynski, Librarian II | April 18, 2022
    To celebrate the release of the 1950 federal census records, explore a day in the life of mid-century New York City.
  • Help Wanted: The Bronx Slave Markets and the Exploitation of Black Women Domestic Workers

    By Makoroba Sow, Librarian II | April 15, 2022
    A short history of the struggle of Black domestic workers who sought work on the street corners of Depression-era New York
  • 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.