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  • NYPL Researcher Spotlight: Anoushka Alexander-Rose

    By Julie Carlsen, Assistant Curator, Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature | June 29, 2022
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    Read about one researcher's deep-dive into the Vladimir Nabokov papers inNYPL's  Berg Collection. 
  • Intimate Abstraction: New York School Coterie and Hybrid Form

    By Frances Lazare, NYPL Short-Term Fellow | June 29, 2022
    Short-Term Fellow Frances Lazare discusses her research in the Berg Collection.
  • Tribute to an Afrofuturist Deity: Schomburg Center Artist & Educator M. Scott Johnson Exhibits at 59th Venice Biennale

    By Lisa Herndon, Managers, Schomburg Communications and Publicity | June 28, 2022
    Schomburg Center educator M. Scott Johnson created a triptych inspired by the Center's collections for the 59th Venice Biennale.
  • Get Lost in The Archives of Sexuality and Gender

    By Mia Bruner, Librarian III, Instruction and Outreach | June 24, 2022
    The Archives of Sexuality and Gender is a fantastic database for exploring queer history and LGBTQIA2S+ community archives since 1940s.
  • Doc Chat Episode Fifty-Four: Exploring 125 Years of the Forverts, New York City's Legendary Yiddish Newspaper

    By Julie Golia, Associate Director, Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books and Charles J. Liebman Curator of Manuscri | June 17, 2022
    Explore the pages of one of the most important Yiddish newspapers in the world. 
  • NYPL Researcher Spotlight: Ada Calhoun

    By NYPL Staff | June 17, 2022
    Calhoun is the author of the new memoir Also a Poet: Frank O’Hara, My Father, and Me.
  • The Transatlantic Value of Victorian Novelists’ Manuscripts

    By Lucy Whitehead, NYPL Short-Term Fellow | June 16, 2022
    Short-term fellow Lucy Whitehead discusses her research in the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
  • Kenneth Koch's War

    By Emily Setina and Susannah Hollister, NYPL Short-Term Fellows | June 10, 2022
    Short-term fellows Emily Setina and Susannah Hollister discuss their work on a biography in progress of U.S. poet Kenneth Koch.
  • Work/Cited Episode 16: Rewriting Photobook History to Include Women

    By Meredith Mann, Specialist II | June 8, 2022
    A discussion between Russet Lederman and NYPL's Elizabeth Cronin on women's involvement in the history of the photographic book.
  • Doc Chat Fifty-Two: Friendship & Masculinity Through the Lens of a 19th-century Black Photographer

    By Julie Golia, Associate Director, Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books and Charles J. Liebman Curator of Manuscri | June 6, 2022
    An in-depth examination of friendship, race, and masculinity through one 19th-century portrait.