(Make-up Instagram post for Thursday 4/12)
The reason I chose the Vietnam War as my archival research project is because my family has a very old family friend who is very close to us and he participated in the Vietnam War. He never seems to talk about it and it’s always a mysterious aspect of his past so I am interested in learning about it and the reactions that the war garnered from the public. After my visit to the archives, I tried questioning my family friend to find out more about the Vietnam War and my family friend seemed to change the subject so that made me even more interested. Going forward I hope to find why people were so against the war and how did the Vietnam War affect the life at St. Johns university. In my research, I also expect to find out what students did in order to convey their displeasure at the war effort. #archivalresearch#sjufywlis
Cositas que aparecen en el archivo mientras estoy #HistoriandoLaUPR . ¿Les he dicho que amo mi trabajo? Soy sumamente bendecida de poder trabajar en lo que me apasiona y contribuir a nuestro saber colectivo.
Archival finds. Have I told you I love my job? I am immensely blessed to be able to work in a field I have so much passion for and contribute to our collective learning.
Found this clipping while digging through an unorganized collection in the archives yesterday. I see this replica on a nearly daily basis and it still startles me how life-like it is. Now I know who he "is." #uncanny#lifelike#museumintern
It was such a pleasure to talk with art students at @iueast today about archival and community-based research, which is so vital to the artwork I make. On display now through April 20, the exhibition “Constellations” shows prints and drawings from 2014 to present that examine the ways that yesterday’s media representations (in newspapers, maps, banknotes, and advertisements) influence the ways we talk about and see places today. Grateful for the opportunity to see all of this work in relation to one another! #printmaking#cyanotype#archivalresearch#archive#history#socialhistory#drawing#collage#artexhibition
🔷Some of the photos that I post on here are not going to be the best photos I’ve ever taken. Some of them are just taken on my phone and I post them because I find the subject matter interesting. This is one of those posts. Throwing it back to a few years ago when I did a project for a Saskatoon neighbourhood and basically got paid to take pictures. I also did some archival work. The second photo is of the same property and was taken some time around 1913. Who else thinks this barn house was the actual barn in the second photo 🙋🏻 archival photo credit: Saskatoon Public Library. #saskatoon#saskatchewan#livingyxe#yxe#varsityview#archivalresearch#archivalphotos#barnhouse#barns
Image (left to right, top to bottom): Audre Lorde, June Jordan, Toni Cade Bambara, Julio Cortázar, Paul Blackburn, and Jack Forbes
The Center for the Humanities is excited to announce Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative Series VII, featuring new publications from Audre Lorde, June Jordan, Toni Cade Bambara, Jack Forbes, Paul Blackburn and Julio Cortázar!
Please join us in celebrating Lost & Found Series VII at the launch event tomorrow, Tuesday, March 20th, 6:30pm at the @thegraduatecenter with graduate students editors Alexander Pau Soria, Alison Macomber, Ammiel Alcalay, Conor Tomás Reed, Iemanja Brown, Jacqueline Cornetta, Kate Tarlow Morgan, Makeba Lavan, Miriam Atkin, Talia Shalev, and William Camponovo, who will share their experiences in the archive.
This series includes: Audre Lorde’s teaching materials at CUNY and an excerpt from her unpublished novel, Deotha; Toni Cade Bambara’s memoirs and pedagogical texts; June Jordan’s essays, speeches, and reports about housing struggles, early childhood education, and teaching at CUNY; Jack Forbes’ autobiographical poems and development of Native American and Indigenous Studies; and the letters between New York based poet and translator Paul Blackburn and Paris based novelist, translator, and Argentinian exile Julio Cortázar. #AudreLorde#JuneJordan#ToniCadeBambara#JulioCortázar#PaulBlackburn#JackForbes#CUNYpoetics#lostandfound#archivalresearch#CUNY#centerforthehumanities
spent the first friday afternoon of my writing residency in the archives with satchmo // thinking about migration interstate highways rest stops images of railroad tracks buses cars riverboats // thinking of louis as musician as travel photographer as curator of candid and not so candid moments // thinking about what it meant to move and move people as a black musician in the years these particular snapshots were taken (1930s) // thinking about what it means to train my ears to listen to the voices and silences that make up any archive // thinking about all the unconventional nontraditional noninstitutional spaces archives live and thrive in #archivalresearch#amwriting#louisarmstrong#lucillewilson#jazz#snapshots#oldphotographs#archives#satchmo#mfa
I wrote about Hallie Quinn Brown in my Smithsonian Magazine piece on the 1924 RNC in Cleveland. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/women-ruled-floor-when-gop-first-came-cleveland-180959760/ or access the link from my website in my bio
Hallie Quinn Brown (1845-1949), educator and activist, was profiled in L. A. Scrugg's 1893 book, "Women of Distinction," and in 1925 published her own collection of African American female leaders. Though she acknowledged that "we lack a complete record of these self-sacrificing heroines," she asserted in "Homespun Heroines and Other Women in Distinction" because of her "settled conviction that something of the kind is needed." As #BlackHistoryMonth comes to an end, we are reminded of African American women's courage and their fundamental place in the story of reform and the struggle for women's rights year-round. How will you give voice to the stories overlooked in history? #FindYourPark#WomensRightsNPS 📷: @schomburgcenter #FindYourPark#WomensRightsNPS#cleveland#ohiohistory#clevelandhistory
My undergrad research paper was published in UWM's e.polis magazine as 2016 best senior capstone paper in urban studies 😱
If you're interested in the history of the formation of suburbs in Milwaukee County, check it out at: http://uwm.edu/urban-studies/research/e-polis/e-polis-fall-2017/
The Rockefeller Archive Center is located at Hillcrest, a home that was built for Martha Baird Rockefeller in 1963. She never used it as a residence, but she did select the furnishings for the house including this c. 1830s scenic wallpaper. #theaccidentalpreservationist
Inside the Governor’s Room of New York City Hall. This room has functioned as a reception room and a museum since it was completed in 1815-16. And, since 1844, the room has proudly displayed George Washington’s desk (shown here). (Fun fact about the Governor’s Room: the walls were painted their current color, “French green,” during the 2001-2002 restoration based on archival research that indicates that this was in fact their original color!) While the Governor’s Room—and New York City Hall—post-date Washington’s presidency, NYC itself played an important role. Join us on President’s Day (Monday, February 19th), for our tour of “Revolutionary New York” @ 1:00PM to learn more about the connections between the nation’s first president, NYC, and the Revolutionary War! #bigoniontours#newyorkcityhall#governorsroom#receptionhall#museum#georgewashington#desk#1815#frenchgreen#archivalresearch#presidentsday#americanhistory#nyhistory
Thank you to Jack Meyers, President of the Rockefeller Archive Center, for the fantastic tour! The Center is the repository for the papers of the Rockefeller family, organizations founded by the family and other philanthropic organizations. The Center is dedicated to developing archival methods to address the challenges of storing information in an age of constantly changing technology. For more of my tour of the Center, see my Instagram stories. #theaccidentalpreservationist
We have been really behind in this week’s postings because of our two-day faculty retreat and prep for Friday night’s event starring this lovely lady. Judy Johnson Jones was 18 years old, and a recent high school graduate when she won the Texas Copa Girl contest representing Houston, and received a six week contract at the Sands Hotel in summer 1958. After an exciting few months of performing with headliners such as Sammy Davis Jr., Judy Garland, and Nat King Cole, Judy broke her wrist and returned home to attend college. After graduating from the University of Houston, she returned to Las Vegas in 1963, and rejoined the Copa Girl line for nearly a year. Judy later traveled the world, married, had two sons, and worked as an English teacher in Virginia middle schools for over three decades. In the early 2000s, intent on writing a memoir of her time in Vegas, she began visiting UNLV Special Collections & Archives regularly to conduct research that would help confirm and contextualize her time in Vegas. She used our Sands Hotel Collection (MS:2000-12) extensively in her research and located many photos of herself including this stunning portrait taken in 1958. We are delighted that Judy will be joining us this evening to read an excerpt from her upcoming memoir (with musical accompaniment( “Short as Any Dream”: A Memoir, 1958-1964. What a unique way to promote the living power of archives and how they help us tell life stories writ large and small! (PH: 0287-0488). #specialcollections#librariesofinstagram#librariesofig#sandshotel#copagirls#showgirls#chorusgirls#coparoom#lasvegasstrip#vintagevegas , #classicvegas#vegasentertainmenthistory#vegasnightlife#copagirl#archives#archivalresearch#memoirs#powerofarchives