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6 years ago
Yellowstone Nat'l.Park, Bears in Yellowstone
May 24 is the anniversary of the Brooklyn Bridge's opening in 1883. Here are two gems from the archives to celebrate this majestic structure, no doubt one of the world's most recognizable bridges! The image of the view from the Bridge is from the library's Rothman Lantern Slide Collection and the poem is from the Henry Harap pocket in Pocket Knowledge and was written by A.E. Albrecht, New York's Director of Department of Agriculture and Markets back in the 1930s.
6 years ago
Photo from the Bronx Zoo by Dwayne ...
The Ziegfeld Collection of International Children's Art is an absolute knockout collection of drawings! It is nearly impossible to select a highlight or two (or three!) to share but I will try my best. The Collection was started by TC professor Edwin Ziegfeld in the 1950s and grew to contain around 350 works of art made by children aged 10 to 18. The countries represented range from Portugal, Germany, South Africa and more. What strikes me the most about some of these works is the perspective in which they are done.  Here is a nice example of what I am talking about:
6 years ago
Russell Hall. Library. Social Science Reading Room Desk (Floor 4). Marianna Miller And Edith Marshall Behind Desk. Summer Session. (1934) (1934), by Photographer: Unknown
July 20, 1969 is the date of THE lunar landing, the one with all the big names we can tick off: Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and (least we forget) Michael Collins. I am trying to imagine the collective excitement felt by our nation and frankly feel dizzy at the mere thought. I've recently visited the Smithsonian National Ai...
This morning I attended a Serials Solutions webinar on the latest iteration of the Summon discovery system. If you attended the Materials Need for Speed D&R in March, you know that Summon is a federated search of the library's electronic...
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7 years ago
Frank W. Cyr, a rural education specialist and TC professor, best known as the Father of the Yellow School Bus, was active in addressing school transportation issues as they affected cost to school districts and students' access to educational opportunities. [caption id="attachment_1213" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Frank W. Cyr in his later years posing with a yellow school bus"]