Posts tagged "Ephemera"
Featuring: Carrie Ida Edinger

Featuring: Carrie Ida Edinger

Today we present an exhibition by Carrie Ida Edinger, which is a “restaging” of an online collection project, exploring the space between the physical and digital via that most basic of ephemera – the newsprint coupon. Enjoy this exploration! ~ Laura The restaging of the Internet-based Collection Project artifactual object, The Coupon Collection, was exhibited at the Newark...
Out of the Archives: Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters at The Morgan Library & Museum

Out of the Archives: Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters at The Morgan Library & Museum

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in December 2012. by Rebecca Rubenstein Beatrix Potter’s personality shines through in the exhibition, “Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters” at The Morgan Library & Museum. The work is gathered from materials in the Morgan’s collection, the Cotsen Children’s Library at Princeton University, the Victoria and Albert Museum,...
Featuring: Ander Monson

Featuring: Ander Monson

Today I’m thrilled to present this interview with writer, publisher, and library-haunter Ander Monson. He’s here today to talk about his relationship to libraries, why he’s passionate about books as physical objects, and his intriguing new book project from Graywolf Press (forthcoming February 2015). Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us about yourself. Who...
LitMore Poetry Library

LitMore Poetry Library

by Laura Damon-Moore Several weeks ago we got a note from Christophe Casamassima (whose Poetry in Community project we featured on the website a couple of years ago) that said, “Because of the generous space you gave me two years ago on the website, we were inspired to bring our enormous poetry collection into circulation...
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...
The Library Card Project at the American Craft Council

The Library Card Project at the American Craft Council

When posts about the Library Card Project, facilitated by the American Craft Council, started to crop up on Twitter we naturally couldn’t wait to reach out to ACC organizers and find out more about this ephemera inspired handmade project. Today we ask project organizers Elizabeth Ryan and Jessica Shaykett to talk about the American Craft...
The "My Downtown" exhibit by Melissa Kolstad

The “My Downtown” exhibit by Melissa Kolstad

We’re pleased to welcome back to the Library as Incubator Project our friend and guest blogger Melissa Kolstad, who brings you an update about her fabulous new show at the Fond du Lac (WI) Public Library. In May of 2011, I had an idea for a collage exhibit – enough of an idea to request...
Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, for those of you who celebrate this holiday. I’ve used today as an excuse to troll for some pretty Halloween greeting cards and postcards, particularly those in library collections. This 2011 post on Brainpickings reminded me of the fantastic historic postcard collection in the New York Public Library’s Digital Gallery. Explore this rich...
Music History: The Chuck Brown /Go-Go Archive at DC Public Library

Music History: The Chuck Brown /Go-Go Archive at DC Public Library

by Erinn Batykefer As any music buff knows, a light went out this past May when Chuck Brown, the “godfather of Go-go,” died at Johns Hopkins Hospital at the age of 75.  Go-go is something of a DC phenomenon; the genre developed in the 70s and has evolved into a hip-shaking blend of funk, R&B,...
The Detritus Project, Part 7: The Road Ends Here

The Detritus Project, Part 7: The Road Ends Here

Editor’s note: We are both happy and sad to share the last in the guest blog series by Mel Kolstad. Mel has been such a fun writer and artist to work with and we love her final project. For Part 1 of “Documenting the Detritus Project” click here. For Part 2, click here.  For part...
The Detritus Project, Part 6: Onto the Mat!

The Detritus Project, Part 6: Onto the Mat!

Author’s note:  This is the sixth in a series of posts about “The Detritus Project”, an interactive library art work that I’m creating in conjunction with the Fond du Lac Public Library in Fond du Lac, WI.  For Part 1, click here. For Part 2, click here.  For part 3, click here.  For part 4,...
The Edgar Allan Poe Digital Collection

The Edgar Allan Poe Digital Collection

The Edgar Allan Poe Digital Collection is part of the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin.  It includes an impressive array of documents, original manuscripts, photographs, letters, and even furniture, and all of the items are digitized and available online through the Ransom Center Collections. This collection was launched as a digital...