ONLINE EXHIBIT– “The Unwritten History”: Alexander Gumby’s African America

This online exhibit explores the efforts of Alexander Gumby to create a documentary history of African-American achievement in the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries.  An influential figure during the Harlem Renaissance, Gumby compiled a scrapbook collection of approximately 300 volumes in support of his project, filled with news clippings, photographs, pamphlets, handbills, original artwork, manuscripts, and […]

Read More…

599 Years Ago Today

Today, 24 January, five hundred and ninety-nine years ago. The future pseudo-cardinal of S. Onofrio told those guys to pay the wine bill, for pete's sake!  Proof lies in this library's Smith Documents 0300, and here's a picture of it.  (Click on the image to see a larger size.) It's signed, "J., evesque de Saint […]

Read More…

Human Rights Watch/Americas Watch Division Records are now available for research

Human Rights Watch/Americas Watch (AmW) was established in 1981 as an outgrowth of the Helsinki Watch Committee, the AmW division promotes human rights in the Western Hemisphere. It concerns itself particularly with harassed human rights groups in repressive countries. AmW, for example, assists Latin American monitoring organizations in disseminating information about oppressive practices. It also […]

Read More…

Yes, researchers – it’s Superman!: the papers of Larry Tye, Superman author, are now available

We are pleased to announce that the papers of Larry Tye, the author of the acclaimed 2012 book Superman: The High Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero, are now open to researchers. This collection consists of a range of materials, relating primarily to his Superman book.  The files include correspondence, subject files, and legal […]

Read More…