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4th Week of February 2023

February 26th, 2023

The Typography of W.E.B. Du Bois

A new Cooper Hewitt exhibition examines the remarkable data visualizations he made for the 1900 World’s Fair

Caption "Political Unrest"



Mapping the Battle of Fredericksburg

Images from the Library of Congress Map Collection

“Plan of the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia” by Robert Knox Sneden


Hogarth Gets a Spa Day

Restoring a volume of prints by the great British caricaturist William Hogarth.

Volume before treatment


A Letter Writing Cat?!

Henry writes to his owners while they’re away on vacation.

Typewritten letter signed with a pawprint


2nd Week of February 2023

February 12th, 2023

Sounds of St. Cecilia’s

Digitizing a collection of historical musical instruments that look as beautiful as they sound.

18th century hurdy gurdy


Mapping “Points of Interest underneath the Harlem Moon”

The making of A Night-Club Map of Harlem” (1933)

A night-club map of Harlem


Magnificent margins in the Alexander Romance

Images from the manuscripts on display in the British Library’s Alexander exhibition.

Alexander’s army is attacked by ‘ypopatamos’; beneath, a dog chases a stag and people watch a puppet show remarkably like Punch and Judy


The Archives of the East Village Eye Go to the New York Public Library

Leonard Abrams started the paper, which chronicled the cultural life of downtown New York, in 1979. After trying for eight years to place its archives, he handed them off to the library last fall.

Covers of the East Village Eye


Sidney Lapidus Gift to Princeton University Library Opens Digital Access to Collection of Rare Revolution-Era Books and Publications

The donation of more than 2,700 books, newspapers, and magazines included funding that enabled Princeton to digitize the collection, making it keyword-searchable and openly available.

Thomas Paine's Rights of Man and photo of Sid Lapidus


1st Week of February 2023

February 5th, 2023

NYPL Acquires Archive of Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne

“The dual collection comprises the couple’s literary and personal papers and stands as a rich testament to two of the most successful and important writers in postwar America.”

Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne at home on a couch


An Extraordinary New Acquisition!

Michigan acquires a beautifully illuminated book of hours ca. 1505.Miniature by Jean Coene IV, "King David in Prayer",


Uncovering the secrets of PUL items through spectral imaging

Collections display more than meets the naked eye when photographed under other wavelengths of light.

The front cover of 'Incipit prolog in elucidario' before (left) and after (right) spectral imaging


The Early Days of Women’s Suffrage, Archived

PACSCL’s In Her Own Right digital; project collects materials from a dozen Philadelphia-area institutions.

Portrait and manuscript of Julia Wilbur


50 years of powerful Bay Area posters collected by Oakland library go online

Oakland Public Library’s César E. Chávez branch digitizes its poster collection.

Who's the illegal alien, pilgrim?