A Final Resting Place and Its Afterlife: Woodlawn Cemetery

Depending on whom you ask, Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, which began a lengthy 150th anniversary program this year that will culminate in 2014 with an exhibition at the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, has anywhere between 20 and 100 years left as an active cemetery (that’s the industry term for a place that […]

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It’s summertime in New York and the tourists have arrived. Become one yourself.

Will Jones. How to read New York: a crash course in Big Apple architecture. New York: Universe, 2012 Avery-LC NA735 .N4 J66 2012g   Essential reading for both native New Yorkers and tourists alike, How to Read New York unveils the boundless diversity of Gotham’s architectural wonders. Covering every era of New York architecture—from what […]

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Woodlawn Cemetery preservation grant

Tremendous news! The Woodlawn Cemetery was awarded a preservation grant of $150,000 from American Express/National Trust for Historic Preservation for participating in the Partners in Preservation NYC Initiative.  They received 100% of the requested funds to restore the Belmont Mausoleum! A BIG THANKS goes out to EVERYONE around the globe that supported them in this […]

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Graduate Archival Interns

Drawings and Archives welcomes our new Graduate Archival Interns for 2012-2013.  Emily Rinaldi (GSAPP-HP) will be working on the papers of the architect Alan Burnham (1913-1984), an early preservationist supporting the foundation of the New York City Landmarks Commission .  Pamela Casey (MFA-Writing) will be processing the papers of another notable New Yorker, Henry Hope […]

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