The Al Hirschfeld Foundation is proud to announce the latest in a series of online exhibitions exploring the work of one of the most iconic artists of the last century. As America engages in one of the most closely-watched presidential elections in history, The Al Hirschfeld Foundation has launched West Wing Ha! - Presidents & Their Challengers As Seen By Hirschfeld. Now live on the Al Hirschfeld Foundation's website through Election Day, November 3, the online exhibition features Hirschfeld’s drawings depicting Presidents, First Ladies and presidential candidates including Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln, George H. W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Mamie and Dwight Eisenhower, Bess and Harry S. Truman, Richard Nixon, Hubert Humphrey, and Jesse Jackson; as well as representations of presidents, historical and fictional, from stage screen and television including 1776, Assassins, Mr. President, The Best Man, Abe Lincoln In Illinois, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, The Manchurian Candidate and The West Wing.
“Now for the first time, The Foundation has gathered 25 pieces that document Hirschfeld’s view of the Oval Office occupants from an early sculpture of Abraham Lincoln to a previously unpublished drawing of the popular television show The West Wing more than eighty years later,” writes David Leopold, Creative Director for the AHF in the introduction to the exhibition. “Hirschfeld drew the President and any challengers in good times and in bad times, in musicals and in dramas, and in thrillers and comedies. Hirschfeld’s presidential drawings earned him two private visits to the White House, artwork on an aircraft carrier, a copy of LBJ’s State of the Union address, and probably played a role is his receiving a National Medal of the Arts (awarded posthumously in 2003 at the White House). No matter what your party, join Hirschfeld on the campaign trail headed to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.”
Please contact email@example.com with any questions or for further information about the exhibition.
The K-12 Archives Education Institute (AEI) is a free program designed to introduce primary sources to K-12 teachers as viable and practical resources for classroom instruction while helping archivists and special collections professionals identify ways to connect these materials with Common Core and state requirements. Primary source materials are drawn from the rich collections of NYC metropolitan area archives, museums, and libraries.
During the 2020 virtual AEI, K-12 educators will be guided through freely-accessible online primary sources and teaching tools while getting a chance to engage in small-group discussions on how these primary sources may be used to create lesson plans in accordance with Common Core criteria. At the end of the AEI, each teacher will receive a digital resource pack of primary sources to use in the classroom and a certificate to redeem for continuing education hours.
This year’s AEI will highlight digital resources that aid in remote teaching and learning. Educators will have the opportunity to learn about online resources available at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the National Archives, NYC Municipal Archives, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and the Apollo Digital Archives.
The event will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Advanced registration is required. Zoom link will be provided via email to registered attendees. Education students and homeschooling educators are welcome to register.
For more information contact Cristina Fontánez, the Director of the ART Outreach Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weeksville Heritage Center’s The Legacy Project invites you to Sensing History, a virtual experience exploring how Black practitioners have been using history and archival practices as road maps for navigating our present-day realities. Sensing History articulates feeling, hearing, digesting, and embodying the past as a living source. Weeksville Heritage Center is extending our personal contexts into something that not only evokes our living past and ancestors but also replenishes our bodies and spirits, and stimulates our imaginations. This virtual experience intends to share resources, offer support, and provide inspiration as we collectively envision ways through this unprecedented time.
FREE, Registration Required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/weeksville-heritage-centers-the-legacy-project-sensing-history-tickets-124718146333
This is a two day program:
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Sunday, October 25, 2020
This virtual experience is curated by Archival Alchemy®.
We have an article about The Legacy Project in the current issue of Archival Outlook! https://www.weeksvillesociety.org/new-blog-1/theroleofarchives
Support for The Legacy Project is provided in part by grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust.
Show & Tale is excited to be contributing to ART's New York Archives Week programming!
What did you save from your time in quarantine? What are you saving still?
Museums & Historical Societies want your pandemic stuff and stories.
We are ALWAYS living history but now more than ever we KNOW it and these institutions are moving quickly to document our experiences while we’re living them.
Join us to share a bit of your pandemic story through a thing you keep.
Show & Tell or Look & Listen.
To RSVP for this event, please email email@example.com or visit the Show & Tale event page to register and for more information.
Follow Show & Tale on Facebook (facebook.com/showandtales) and on Twitter and Instagram at @showandtales.
Fashionable Fonds Found Here! Design Firm Archives at FIT Library Special Collections.
This online tour will highlight NYC design firms' archives that have been deposited in the FIT Library since the late 1950s. Join us to see truly beautiful renderings focusing on American women's fashion design of the twentieth century. Your hosts, Associate Professor Karen Trivette, MLS and her staff, will also discuss a recent award of a "Save America's Treasures" grant to preserve three of the 459 manuscript collections in the Special Collections' holdings. The Save America's Treasures project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Please join the tour on Monday, October 26 at 2PM ET via Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/uyq-samt-iav
(PIN: 952 745 990#)
All are (virtually) welcome; advance registration is not required.
Follow FIT Special Collections & College Archives on social media (@SPARCFIT).
This online panel, hosted by the Office of the Manhattan Borough President, will be a discussion among representatives of several cultural institutions that have been collecting and archiving materials related to the COVID-19 pandemic experience in New York City. They will be discussing not only the successes and challenges of their particular archival projects (at the New York Public Library, the Museum of the City of New York, Queens Memory, and Brooklyn College), but also the need for a comprehensive digital home to organize the myriad existing and future documentary material gathered by museums, universities, libraries, neighborhood groups, and individuals in the five boroughs during the crisis. The panel will introduce the idea for a COVID-NYC Documentary Project, a consortium that aims to create such a clearinghouse.
This event will be hosted on Zoom via the following link: https://ncsu.zoom.us/j/92669803960?pwd=Tm9VV1NGN2Uvdzd6OFA0dmdGVVBqQT09
Please contact Noah Strote at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding this event.
Join the Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group for a Zoom presentation about the history of Seneca Village, featuring Philip Andrew Stein, a tour guide for Central Park Conservancy and Explainer for the New-York Historical Society.
Admission is free but limited to the first 100 attendees. Following registration capacity, an additional livestream option will be posted on the group's website (www.upperwestsidehistory.org), and after the event, a link to a recording of the webinar will be added to the site.
Please visit the Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group website for more information about this event and for registration details.
October 28th, 2020
7-8 PM: Awards Ceremony
The Board of the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York (A.R.T.) cordially invites you to join us for the 2020 New York Archives Week Awards Ceremony. This year's event will be held online Wednesday, October 28th.
The awards celebrate distinguished work and lasting achievements in our profession. Awardees are A.R.T. members, archivists, and institutions operating within the New York metropolitan area.
RSVP is required to attend.
To nominate an archivist, institution or archival project for the 2020 New York Archives Week Awards, please submit this Nomination Form.
Any questions regarding the 2020 New York Archives Week Awards and ceremony may be directed to the 2020 Awards Committee: email@example.com
Join YIVO Archives staff to get a peek into the collections of the largest archive on Eastern European Jewish history in the world.
This event will take place on Zoom via the following link: https://zoom.us/j/96586869716?pwd=Q3d1REhzTEczSmJ0cjRjKzYyQitodz09
Meeting password: 245721
Advanced registration is not required.
Accompanying the exhibition Fast and Present: New Work by Johnny Swing currently on view at R & Company, the R & Company Archives has organized a retrospective view of Swing’s career through archival materials from the artist’s personal collection.
Over the past twenty years, Johnny Swing has become one of the world’s most recognizable furniture designers, celebrated for his iconic series of seating made out of welded American coins. Although less known, his career started as a sculptor in the 1980s, working with found materials in New York City’s East Village.
In this program, we will present some of the documents on view and share our process of using archival materials from a living artist. In addition to showcasing a short film in conversation with Johnny Swing, we hope to open a dialog with all attendees about incorporating archival materials in contemporary exhibitions and treating and preserving contemporary archives.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or by registering via Zoom.
Image caption and credit: Johnny Swing at Space 2B, c. 1989 (detail). Photograph by L. Soto, Courtesy of R & Company.
The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York (ART) is pleased to announce an issue launch and author panel celebrating the fall issue of the newly redesigned Metropolitan Archivist, ART’s online publication. Panelists include Juana Suárez, Director of the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program at New York University (NYU MIAP), Chris Nichols, Film and Audio Visual Archivist at the New York City Municipal Archives, Toby Sanchez, Archivist and Historian at the East Midwood Jewish Center, and Diane Biunno, Metadata Archivist at the Rutgers University Libraries Institute of Jazz Studies.
The inaugural issue of the Metropolitan Archivist as a digital quarterly is organized around the thematic of the Invisible City, in recognition of the various ways in which the historic events of the past six months have made visible that which has failed to register in the mainstream consciousness for far too long. The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed our daily lives and made way for the groundswell of public demonstrations over the loss of Black lives. These seismic events have revealed aspects of our culture and society, both historical and present day, that rightfully demand to be seen and transformed. As archivists and special collections librarians performing cultural heritage work and with firsthand knowledge of the gaps and silences that profoundly shape the historical record and the narratives it supports, we ask:
How can efforts to archive lost or marginalized aspects of the historical past and to center ethics of care in contemporary practice move us towards a more ethical and equitable future?
When we think of the historical footprint of New York City, what image comes to mind now and into the future? What stories will records created during this pandemic tell? Of whom and for whom will they be?
Held in conjunction with New York Archives Week, and moderated by co-editors Emily Andresini and Amye McCarther, the panel will expand on the authors’ engagement with bringing invisible and historically marginalized legacies to light.