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Jacob Riis & Americanization Campaigns in Progressive Era New York City

NYPL's Manuscripts and Archives Division provided historical context into one of the early twentieth century’s most influential anti-sweatshop advocates.Read More ›

Barbara Moore on Her NYPL Avant-Garde Pop-Up

On May 8, Barbara Moore will be conversing with Max Schumann at NYPL. Meanwhile, you can view a selection of items from the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division’s Art & Architecture Collection in a vitrine in the Rose Main Reading Room.Read More ›

Published Family Histories: An Under-Tapped Resource

When used wisely, family histories lend incredible color and context to the past for any budding genealogist.Read More ›

Meet the 2018-2019 Fellows of the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers

The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers has selected its 20th class of Fellows: independent scholars, academics, and creative writers, whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.Read More ›

A Vote of One’s Own: The International Woman Suffrage Alliance and Rosika Schwimmer

With the centennial of women's suffrage around the corner, it's important to begin highlighting the many women that were involved both nationally and internationally in this movement.Read More ›

Supermoon over Manhattan

With a Super Blue Blood Moon appearing in the sky on January 31, we look back at an innovative astrophotographer who produced stunning moon photos in 1865. Read More ›

The Festive Past of New Year's Menus

With approximately 45,000 menus dating from the 1840s to the present, The New York Public Library’s restaurant menu collection is one of the largest in the world. In anticipation of 2018, we combed through the archives to find some of the most festive menus fêteing the new years of yore!Read More ›

The New York Public Library's "Ghosts" File

The NYC subject clippings collection in the Milstein Division of U.S. History, Local History, and Genealogy includes a small, supernatural file.Read More ›

Holiday Reading Recommendations from The Cullman Center

With the holiday break upon us that means it’s time for some absorbing indoor reading. Whom better to ask for recommendations than our current class of Fellows at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers? Read More ›

Historical Postcards of New York City from the Picture Collection

Explore a colorful visual record of NYC and see the beginnings of the postcard phenomenon in the United States.Read More ›

Diamonds in the Rough: Barbara Epstein at the New York Review of Books

Epstein was one of the founders of the New York Review of Books and its co-editor. Her files, dating from 1963 to 2003, document 40 years spent shaping and improving the Review. Read More ›

NYPLarcade: International Games Day 2017

Please join us for International Games Day and celebrate play, literacy, and games at the Library!Read More ›

Godwin’s Grammar

Godwin’s views of grammar contribute invaluably to the layout of eighteenth-century and Romantic period conversations about the study of the English language.Read More ›

New in Digital Collections: The Bay Psalm Book

Recently, The New York Public Library digitized in its entirety one of its great treasures, the 1640 printing of The Whole Booke of Psalmes Faithfully Translated into English Metre.Read More ›

From White Mountain to Bunker Hill: A Japanese Print Links East & West

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi's "The Death of Murata Sansuke" and John Trumbull's "Battle at Bunker's Hill" share striking similarities.Read More ›

On the Town: 7 Archtober Buildings of the Day & NYPL Resources

Archtober is an annual month-long celebration of New York City's built environment, with thirty-one "building of the day" sites. Here are seven locations that archi-lovers can explore any day of the year, using materials at NYPL.Read More ›

Genealogy Research on the Front Page

Genealogy and local history research is not often headline-making news, but resources in The New York Public Library's Milstein Division are highly relevant to controversies currently flashing big across the news ticker. Read More ›

If We Could Spend a Picture-Lovers Day Together

In June 1965, photographer Dorothea Lange wrote a letter to Picture Collection Librarian Romana Javitz saying, “It would be very fine, very fine indeed, if we could spend a Picture-Lovers afternoon together....”Read More ›

6 Surprises for Newcomers to Genealogy

Once genealogy hobbyists get hooked, they often encounter a few surprises in their research. Read More ›

17 Open House New York Sites You Can Research at NYPL

What's Open House New York? It's an invitation to explore the city. Every October, the five boroughs open up for the annual weekend—this year on October 14 and 15, with over 200 buildings and projects. Can't make it? In honor of the festival's fifteenth anniversary, I selected seventeen long-time participants you can explore more through NYPL resources.Read More ›
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