Tag Archives: New York

We Love These Vintage Valentines from the New York Public Library

“Although ‘tis pierced by Cupid’s dart, I’m offering you a pretty good heart.”

“To my Valentine” (undated)

Source: We Love These Vintage Valentines from the New York Public Library

Get Excited: The New York Public Library Is Launching Its First Permanent Exhibition | Smart News | Smithsonian

Winnie-the-Pooh dolls owned by A.A. Milne's son Christopher Robin (Jonathan Blanc/NYPL)
Winnie-the-Pooh dolls owned by A.A. Milne’s son Christopher Robin (Jonathan Blanc/NYPL)

Come 2020, new gallery will feature a rotating trove of artifacts drawn from NYPL’s 46 million-strong collection of treasures

Source: Get Excited: The New York Public Library Is Launching Its First Permanent Exhibition | Smart News | Smithsonian

Lou Reed Archive at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts | The New York Public Library

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is thrilled to announce that the Lou Reed Archive has been processed and is now available to users. The Lou Reed Archive documents the history of Reed’s life as a musician, composer, poet, writer, photographer, and tai-chi student through his own extensive papers, photographs, recordings and other materials. The archive spans Reed’s creative life—from his 1958 Freeport High School band, the Shades, to his final performances in 2013.

Source: Lou Reed Archive at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts | The New York Public Library

[NYPL] Library Talks : Marilynne Robinson: Liberalism and American Tradition Pt. I

“Marilynne Robinson is one of the most celebrated American writers—she won a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was awarded a National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama, to name just a few of her accolades. She recently delivered a lecture on American Civilization and Government titled “Liberalism and American Tradition,” which traces the origins of liberalism. Part two of the lecture will be released next week.”

Source: Library Talks : Marilynne Robinson: Liberalism and American Tradition Pt. I

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How Living In A Library Gave One Man ‘The Thirst Of Learning’ : NPR

Source: How Living In A Library Gave One Man ‘The Thirst Of Learning’ : NPR