Posts tagged "Archives"
The Borough is My Library

The Borough is My Library

One of the exciting things about working at the Library as Incubator Project is learning about librarians who have a creative practice and seeing how the library supports and informs that practice. Today’s feature from Rebecca Rubenstein introduces a librarian/archivist who has created a series of zines that encapsulate that dynamic. Don’t miss Rebecca’s other...
The Public Domain Review

The Public Domain Review

by Angela Terrab Like an iceberg, the public domain is massive, and most of it is hidden from sight. Luckily, this iceberg has a team of explorers dedicated to mapping it’s extents! The Public Domain Review is a godsend for anyone who knows that the public domain is full of great content waiting to be...
The Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature

The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature

by Angela Terrab Do you have an interest in early children’s literature? Or are you just looking for gorgeous 18th century illustrations kick off your next craft? In either case, the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature should be one of your first stops. The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature is the nation’s preeminent...
Minneapolis Central Library's picture files, where past & present coexist

Minneapolis Central Library’s picture files, where past & present coexist

by Andy Sturdevant.  Originally published on August 1, 2012 in the MinnPost weekly arts column, The Stroll and re-posted on the Library as Incubator Project on August 16th, 2012. Up on the third floor of the Minneapolis Central Library, past the racks of CDs and near the drawers of sheet music, there are several rows of...
Our Favorite Things: Archives, Archives, Archives!

Our Favorite Things: Archives, Archives, Archives!

by Laura Damon-Moore For today’s Favorite Things post, here’s a roundup of posts about archives – interesting archival collections and some artists who used archives as inspiration for their artwork. Melissa Mannon of ArchivesInfo wrote up a great piece examining the use of orphan photos to inspire the arts, in the spirit of Ransom Riggs’...
Writer in Residence at Forbes Library: the Origin Story

Writer in Residence at Forbes Library: the Origin Story

We’re delighted to welcome Susan Stinson to the LAIP this week for the first in a series on the Writer-in-Residence program at Forbes Library!  Susan’s latest novel was just released from Small Beer Press this month, aided in no small part by the folks at Forbes and her work as Writer in Residence. Read on...
Orphan Photos to Inspire the Arts

Orphan Photos to Inspire the Arts

On the heels of the success of Ransom Riggs’ YA novel, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, lots of people are interested in old photographs. Our friend Melissa Mannon– the mastermind behind the Archives Info blog– shares her perspective on orphan images as an important inspiration point for writers and artists that librarians and archivists...
"Artists in the Archives": Part 2

“Artists in the Archives”: Part 2

Today’s feature is the second in our two-part series focusing on the “Artists in the Archives” project (read the story about this project in the New York Times). Today we hear from JoAnne Wilcox and Barbara Page discuss their contributions to “Artists in the Archives”: “The Call to Everyone” and “Book Marks,” respectively. Read Part...
"Artists in the Archives": Part 1

“Artists in the Archives”: Part 1

When this New York Times story popped up in my reader a few weeks ago, I knew that I had to contact the artists behind the Artists in the Archives project. Carla Rae Johnson, JoAnne Wilcox, and Barbara Page all graciously agreed to answer our questions about their card catalog-inspired projects. Today’s post presents a...
Artexte: a repository for the arts in Canada

Artexte: a repository for the arts in Canada

Today we are so pleased to welcome representatives from Artexte, a Montreal-based arts organization that works to document visual arts in Canada. Its repository not only serves as a living archive of Canadian visual and print culture, but also as an exploration space for researchers. Special thanks to Julie Fournier Lévesque, who facilitated the interview and...
Featuring: Kate Morrell

Featuring: Kate Morrell

Today we’re very pleased to welcome Kate Morrell to the site. Kate is a London-based book artist whose work frequently makes use of withdrawn or “overlooked” materials in libraries and archives. The work she shares with us today is a commissioned piece titled Alpine Spoilers, a project that engages with and highlights items from the collection...
Featuring: Josephine Decker

Featuring: Josephine Decker

I have to say, I love reading emails like the one we got from today’s featured artist, Josephine Decker. I love libraries, writes Josephine — the physical ones, the invisible ones, the ones deep underground, the ones in our brains, the ones in our bedrooms. Josephine is a filmmaker, and one who was kind enough...