Those of you who follow this blog’s Twitter account (we’re @thebacktablenyu) will have seen the link to an article from Emory University’s magazine that was tweeted last week about the acquisition of Salman Rushdie’s papers and the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library’s efforts to
As the Barbara Goldsmith Preservation and Conservation Department’s first Preservation Archivist, I feel the need to explain the origins of this position as it relates to Bobst, our main campus library, its archival repositories, and the broader changes occurring in the field of information science
Meet the Daily Worker and the Daily World Photographs Collection, close to 300 linear feet of photographic prints and negatives depicting notable figures and events in progressive political movements and popular culture of the last century. This collection consists of the photograph morgue of the
The New York University Archives preserves and provides access to the historical records of the University. Formally established in 1977, the University Archives has approximately 9500 linear feet of holdings in a variety of formats. While we serve as the repository for the official records
I’m relatively new to the scene at the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. I was hired just under a year ago as the processing archivist for the Communist Party, USA records, a collection that comprises over 400 linear feet of manuscript material,
The start of a new year always seems like a particularly appropriate time to begin new ventures. With that sentiment in mind, I’d like to welcome you to The Back Table, a blog which will highlight special collections at the libraries of New York University.
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