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Category Archives: Fales Library & Special Collections

Archiving Collectives

The fastest-growing area of collecting at Fales is our Downtown Collection, which seeks to document the full spectrum of performance, literature, art, activism and music that flourished in downtown New York from the mid-70s to the early 90s. Because of the cross-disciplinary and multimedia nature

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350 Years of Preservation Problems

Today’s post comes from Fales Processing Archivist Colin Wells. Colin recently moved to Switzerland to work for the United Nations Archives, but left us with this overview of preservation issues in the collection. Sylvester Manor is the home of the original European settlers on Shelter

An Intro from Fales Library & Special Collections

As Senior Archivist at Fales, for my first post I thought I’d introduce the library and touch on some of the issues my staff and I might be discussing in future posts. We are home to the Fales Collection of rare books and manuscripts in