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A Melville Marginalia Mystery

A researcher's reading of erased marginalia provides insight to Melville's thoughts on religion.Read More ›

Whither Westeros? Two Librarians Speculate Wildly on the Future of Game of Thrones

We're now at the exciting moment where the TV narrative has begun outpacing the books, so that means it's the perfect time to debate the events about to unfold. (Proceed with caution: spoilers ahead.)Read More ›

Edwin Miller Interviews for Seventeen Magazine in Archives and Manuscripts

Find celebrity Seventeen interviews from 1946-1988 in the Manuscripts and Archives Division at The New York Public Library.Read More ›

Elizabeth De Hart Bleecker Diary, April 30, 1800

The tense New York State elections of 1800, as seen through the diary of Elizabeth De Hart Bleecker.Read More ›

The Art Museum Underground

Did you know our subway and commuter rail stations, bridges, and tunnels are home to more than three hundred works of art?Read More ›

Recent Acquisitions in the Jewish Division: April 2016

The following titles on our Recent Acquisitions Display are just a few of our new books, which are available at the reference desk in the Dorot Jewish Division. Catalog entries for the books can be found by clicking on their covers.Read More ›

Finding the Pulitzer Prize Winners for Journalism at the Library

While the Pulitzer website includes the winning work for each recipient, you may be interested in reading more from these journalists and their publications. We have the online resources to support your curiosity! Read More ›

Passover Resources, from the Rose Family Seder Books to the Seder Plate

From the beautiful Rose Family Seder Books to preparing a seder plate, the Library has something for everyone. Read More ›

The Material Realities of Slavery in Early New York

A look at the history of slavery in early New York, through the estate of the manor lord, Adolphus Philipse.Read More ›

Citizen Cartography: No April Foolin'

Spring has sprung and new maps have been added to the NYPL Map Warper. No joke!Read More ›

Violet Oakley: An Interview with Dr. Bailey Van Hook

Dr. Bailey Van Hook recently published the first full-length biography of artist Violet Oakley. In this interview, she discusses her work and what made Oakley an interesting subject, as well as her research in our archival collections.Read More ›

Elizabeth De Hart Bleecker Diary, March 31, 1800

The story of a a sensational murder in early-nineteenth-century New York, told through a young woman's diary.Read More ›

Introducing the Photographers’ Identities Catalog

PIC is a collection of biographical data for over 115,000 photographers, studios, manufacturers, dealers, and others involved in the production of photographs.Read More ›

Designing Women: The Art of Cloth Bindings

Cloth bindings flourished during the 19th and early 20th centuries, and their designers exercised incredible creativity until the more economical dust jacket took hold as the book's decorative wrapping.Read More ›

Recent Acquisitions in the Jewish Division: March 2016

The following titles on our Recent Acquisitions Display are just a few of our new books, which are available at the reference desk in the Dorot Jewish Division. Read More ›

Recently Digitized Early American Manuscript Collections, March 2016

Recently digitized collections of early American manuscripts.Read More ›

The Leap Day Bachelor List of 1888

The editors of the newspaper decided that women could make better use of their quadrennial opportunity if they had a better lay of the marriageable land. So, the newspaper published an annotated list of eligible Chicago bachelors.Read More ›

Recommendations for the #1000BlackGirlBooks Campaign

Marley Dias wanted to read books she could relate to, and decided to collect 1000 of these books to donate to a library in Jamaica. Here are fifteen of our recommendations for followers of the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign.Read More ›

Now Screening: Caribbean Newspapers

Caribbean Newspapers encompasses twenty countries during their occupation by European colonizers and chronicles a tumultuous time in Caribbean history.Read More ›

Ep. 18 "Life as It Should Be" | Library Stories

As he dove into his research at the iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman building, Álvaro was deeply moved by the incredible magic of the building and resources that surrounded him.Read More ›
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