Posts tagged "History"
Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Incubator Team!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Incubator Team!

It’s spring!  And it’s St. Patrick’s Day!  Here are some nerdy online collections we love to help you celebrate in true librarian style.  Enjoy! ~Erinn Let’s start with the NYPL Digital Collections, which is always good for vintage holiday ephemera– check out their collection of St. Patrick’s Day postcards, which are doubly fascinating when they...
The Billie Jane Baguley Library & Archives at The Heard Museum of American Indian Art

The Billie Jane Baguley Library & Archives at The Heard Museum of American Indian Art

We’re delighted to welcome Abby Wanserski to the site today as a new feature writer! Abby’s first post on the library resources at the Heard Museum of American Indian Art is part of a new series focused on libraries and archives in museum contexts. Enjoy! ~Erinn by Abby Wanserski The Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives  is...
Featuring: Ruslana Lichtzier and "Terrorists in the Library"

Featuring: Ruslana Lichtzier and “Terrorists in the Library”

Today we welcome curator, artist, writer Ruslana Lichtzier to the Library as Incubator Project. Her thought-provoking speculative history, Terrorists in the Library, offers an important interrogation of information access, censorship, privacy, language, written words, and cultural institutions; a collection that is vibrant, vital, and chilling. ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourself. Who are...
The Black Mountain College Story, a Hunt Library Happening

The Black Mountain College Story, a Hunt Library Happening

We are thrilled today to re-post a wonderful writeup about a “happening” at the Hunt Library at North Carolina State University, wherein the library space was leveraged to create a dynamic and thoughtful learning experience. This “happening” takes the format of a traditional presentation to an exciting new level. Special thanks to Mike Nutt for...
Framing Fraktur: The Public Library as a Contemporary Art Space

Framing Fraktur: The Public Library as a Contemporary Art Space

Today we welcome Rachel Karasick, who works as a grant writer for the Free Library of Philadelphia. Rachel shares a fabulous exhibition and community celebration of fraktur, a historic Pennsylvania German art form. Framing Fraktur presents history and contemporary artwork in a unique and exciting format and it is accessible to all at the library. Today’s post...
Historic Radio Ads in the Internet Archive

Historic Radio Ads in the Internet Archive

At the beginning of the fall, I was in a short play that featured vintage radio advertisements during scene changes. While we moved to our places in the dim light, the sounds of announcers hawking Lowenbrau’s Beer, Lifebuoy Soap, and more crackled across the theater. The Internet Archive has two collections of vintage radio advertisements,...
109 Guggenheim Exhibition Catalogs Online

109 Guggenheim Exhibition Catalogs Online

This post was originally published on February 17, 2012 as “65 Guggenheim Exhibition Catalogs Online.” Since that time, the museum has added a considerable number of new catalogs, including works from Calder, Munch, Klimt, and others. Enjoy! ~Erinn The Guggenheim Museum in New York has many exciting digital and preservation initiatives, including the ambitious Variable Media Initiative, which...
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: Joshua Abarbanel

Featuring: Joshua Abarbanel

Early in the summer I had the privilege to talk with artist Joshua Abarbanel about his relationship to libraries, books, and information. Joshua’s wonderful sculptures caught our eye when they were featured on Design Milk, and so I was thrilled to hear that Joshua’s work has been influenced by many aspects of libraries and literature....
Out of the Archives: The Picture Collection at the NYPL

Out of the Archives: The Picture Collection at the NYPL

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in January 2013. Check out the NYPL’s new digital collections website: http://digitalcollections.nypl.org by Laura Damon-Moore If you’ve followed the Library as Incubator Project for a while, you know that we’re unabashed fans of the image holdings at the New York Public Library. Which is why it’s...
Fantastic Friday: Penmanship Journals

Fantastic Friday: Penmanship Journals

Fantastic Friday is a bimonthly series wherein we dig up little treasure troves of digital collections and artistic resources on a single topic for your viewing pleasure.  Find your next favorite artistic inspiration here! ~Katie Just a few days ago, I came across a blog post that highlighted a bunch of digitized penmanship journals.  Penmanship...
Fantastic Friday: Beautiful, Vintage Book Covers

Fantastic Friday: Beautiful, Vintage Book Covers

Fantastic Friday is a bimonthly series wherein we dig up little treasure troves of digital collections and artistic resources on a single topic for your viewing pleasure.  Find your next favorite artistic inspiration here! ~Katie There are so, so, so many images of beautiful, vintage book covers on the internet (seriously, just Google it).  Here...