Have you ever wondered what the Sun looks like when it’s viewed straight on? Well here it is:
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Image from PocketKnowledge: Grinding gems, Ratnapur
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This picture in the PK archives is mysteriously titled “Portugal, Busaco, Entrance to sacred woods”.
Just over 10 years ago, John H. Fischer passed away at the age of 99. He was the 6th President of Teachers College from 1962-1974.
But it was for his work before his stint at Columbia University that he fir...
In September of 1989, less than a year into George H.W. Bush’s presidency, John Caban earned his Ed.D. from Teachers College. His dissertation, “Caregiver: A Personal Journey with AIDS” documented his personal experience as the prima...
“I know you're still young but I want you to understand and learn this now. Marriage can wait, education cannot. You're a very very bright girl. Truly you are. Yo...
Sifting through e-mail, I see that May 1, 2014 marks a significant second anniversary: the beginning of collaborative work with John Dartigue, son of Maurice and Esther, on the
I want to share two wonderful photographs that are a part of the Gottesman Library archive. These two photographs hail from China and were given to Professor Paul Monroe as a gift. Professor Paul Monroe had a significant impact of the development of education in China and he made many trips to China during the 1920’s and 1930’s. He worked closely with Chinese students at Teachers College and many of his students became leading educators in China. To learn more about Professor Paul Monroe
Conflicting opinions over what documents are important can create hard feelings between the donors of archives and the archivists who process them. The New York Times reports such a contretemps between author and reporter Paul Brodeur and the New York Public Research Library. Brodeur donated his archives in 320 boxes to NYPL-R when he left his position as an investigative reporter for the
"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak." --Hans Hofmann
An archive is a purposefully-assembled collection of records intended to tell a story to future researchers. Emptying file drawers into an archive actually inhibits the effectiveness of the archive by obstructing access to key documents with a surfeit of inconsequential records. Judicious use of a shredder is required to develop a clean, high functioning archival collection.
The following types of documents should not be included in an archive:
Multiple copies of anyth...