Toni Morrison’s memo on Angela Davis

  Happy publication day to Angela Davis! A new edition of her Autobiography was released today by Haymarket Books. The book was originally published by Random House and Bantam Books in 1974, with Toni Morrison serving as editor. Since it was a joint publishing venture, Bantam provided editorial input on the earliest version of Davis’ […]

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Marvel Comics Shareholder Reports: A Marriage of Corporate and Creative

Spidey swings into the NYSE on the cover of the 1991 quarterly report

Thirty years ago today, on December 17, 1991, a bombshell exploded in the worlds of comics, Wall Street, and the media. After a spectacularly successful year in which, among other triumphs, Spider-Man #1 sold an unprecedented 2.5 million copies, owner Ronald Perelman launched an Initial Public Offering of Marvel Comics, raising more than $63,000,000. Gary […]

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News from the RBML’s Archivists and Collections Management Specialists | November 2020

New Collections Geraldine De Courcy papers, 1958-1985 “This is a small collection of research work consisting of correspondence and copies of materials collected by Geraldine De Courcy for her published biography of Paganini and for her unpublished biography of Joachim. The papers also give details of the problems that followed her death, given that her […]

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TODAY (12/8), 6pm — Book Talk — Hubert Harrison, A Harlem Radical’s Struggle for Equality

  Hubert Harrison: A Harlem Radical’s Struggle for Equality Tuesday, Dec. 8, 6pm Register Here For This Event Join us to celebrate the publication of Hubert Harrison: The Struggle for Equality, 1918–1927, the final volume of Dr. Jeffrey B. Perry’s magisterial study of the once-forgotten figure known as the Father of Harlem Radicalism. […]

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News from the RBML’s Archivists | September and October 2020

Here are updates from the RBML’s archives and collections management specialists. Newly linked CLIO records for oral histories With thanks to Library Information Technology colleagues, an additional 1,329 CLIO records for digitized oral histories now have direct links to digitized content in the Digital Library Collection. This is a tremendous boon to patrons, who use […]

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