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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.
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:
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 week TC is hosting its own TEDx event in the Cowin Auditorium. The non-profit TED conferences have become well-known for their promotion of innovative ideas which range from technology and design to education, just to name a few. In 2009, the TED folks took their forum to the global streets with TEDx events, which allows communities to host their own homegrown event in connection with the larger TED organization. Last year, TC held its very first TEDx event, Speaking From the Head and the Heart on In...
[gallery] Recently, The Museum of Modern Art's Archives announced that materials donated by Teachers College in 2011 have been processed and compiled into a finding aid for The Victor D'Amico Papers. Mr. D'Amico was a champion of arts education in the 1940s through the 1970s. Much of his career includes time spent attending and teaching at TC. Most notably, he is known for being President and Director of the Institute for Modern Art, a program sponsored by the MoMA. These images are from TC's own D'Amico papers found in Pocket Knowledge and offer a glimpse into workshops he created as well ...
I am endlessly amazed at how vast The Rothman Lantern Slide Collection is. I've been playing a little game where I take a look at the widely shared articles featured on The New York Times web edition, pick one that catches my attention and search in Pocket Knowledge for a corresponding image. Today I read this useful (and entertain...
Lincoln-Douglas Debate, 1858. From a time when tweeting was simply something a bird did. Courtesy of The Rothman Lantern Slide Collection.
For my inaugural post, I thought I'd highlight the person whom I think might be the creator/collector of the many charming and wonderful lantern slides housed within the TC archives. As you might know, the Rothman Lantern Slide Collection is accessible via Pocket Knowledge. I have enjoyed the images many of my colleagues have shared from this collecti...