Photo courtesy of Michelle Jackson-Beckett
Please join us for a special viewing at the department of Drawings & Archives at Columbia University’s Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, led by curator Michelle Jackson-Beckett, which will feature selected collection highlights including renowned figures in architectural history such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Marion Mahony Griffin, Raymond Hood, Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, Hugh Ferriss, Wallace K. Harrison, Max Abramovitz, and others. The viewing will also feature archival and photographic materials devoted to iconic New York City architecture, such as the Empire State Building, Lincoln Center, and Rockefeller Center.
This in-person event is open to A.R.T. members only, and is limited to 20 people. Advanced registration is required and non-transferable. In the occasion that the event is sold out, we highly recommend joining the waitlist. A member of the A.R.T. staff will reach out to you if a spot becomes available. Unless you've been given permission, please do not show up at the event without registering.
About Avery Drawings & Archives
Avery Library’s Drawings & Archives department collects and stewards drawings, photographs, and architectural records documenting the practice of architecture and the process of design. Our collections represent over 900 creators (architects, designers, and firms) across approximately 400 archives, which focus largely on American and New York City architecture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Avery Drawings & Archives is among the most extensive research archives for architecture and design, and it serves as an important educational resource for Columbia University, Barnard College, and the wider international architecture and design community. The department’s largest collection is the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives. Jointly acquired with The Museum of Modern Art in 2012, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives is among the most comprehensive archives of an American architect in the nation.
Drawings & Archives is located in Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library in Avery Hall on Columbia’s Morningside Heights campus. Please consult the campus map or the map to Columbia University Libraries.
Please note that by registering and attending this event/webinar, you automatically grant your consent to be photographed and/ or video-recorded and to the release, publication, or reproduction of any and all recorded media of your appearance, voice, and name for any purpose whatsoever in perpetuity in connection with the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. and its initiatives, including, by way of example only, use on websites, in social media, news, newsletters, Metropolitan Archivist, and advertising.
Photo courtesy of Karen Trivette
Repository: Fashion Institute of Technology-SUNY Library Special Collections & College Archives
Event Title: An Open House That SPARCles!
Event Type: In-Person Tour
Event Location: FIT-SUNY, Gladys Marcus Library, Goodman Resource Center Lobby (meeting place)
Event Date: Oct 10, 2023
Event Time: 05:00pm — 07:00pm
Please join your ART colleagues as we tour the 6100 square feet and circa 6000 linear feet of FIT-SUNY Library Special Collections and College Archives! In the meantime, please feel free to browse our online holdings at https://atom-sparc.fitnyc.edu/; https://sparcdigital.fitnyc.edu/items/browse; and https://archiveondemand.fitnyc.edu/items/browse?collection=22.
RSVPs may be sent to email@example.com. Please note that up to and no more than 30 attendees can be accommodated.
Thank you for your interest and we hope to see you Oct 10!
Photo courtesy of Andrew Tripp
Repository: LaGuardia & Wagner Archives
Event Title: LaGuardia & Wagner Archives Collection Tour
Event Type: In-Person Tour
Event Location: 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Room E238, Long Island City, Queens 11101
Event Date: October 11th, 2023
Event Time: 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM
The LaGuardia and Wagner Archives was established in 1982 to collect, preserve, and make available primary materials documenting the social and political history of New York City, with an emphasis on the mayoralty and the borough of Queens. The Archives serves researchers, journalists, students, scholars, exhibit planners, and policy makers examining the history of Greater New York. The Archives also produces public programs exploring that history.
On this tour, attendees will be invited to our main storage area and shown artifacts and records from our many collections, which include the New York City Council, Steinway & Sons, and Queens Local History, in addition to material from all of the City's 20th century mayors. Attendees are also encouraged to view the Archives' many exhibitions in the College's building.
RSVPs may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Repository: New York Public Radio
Event Title: Digitizing the WNYC and WQXR Archives
Event Type: Virtual Program
Event Location: Zoom
Event Date: October 12th, 2023
Event Time: 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM
Thanks to generous grants from the Levy Foundation, NEH and METRO New York Public Radio is digitizing more than 40,000 items of historic audio.
Learn how the Archives team has developed tools and protocols to make these assets from stations WNYC and WQXR more discoverable than ever, and listen to a few gems that have already surfaced.
Here is the direct link to the virtual event on October 12th from 11:00AM-12:00PM: https://bit.ly/3LxVndY
Please contact Marcos Sueiro at email@example.com with any questions or issues accessing the event.
Photo courtesy of La MaMa Archive
Repository: La MaMa Archive
Event Title: New York Archives Week: La MaMa Archive Tour
Event Location: 66 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003
Event Date: October 12th, 2023 and October 17th, 2023
Event Time: 1:00 PM — 3:00 PM
Ozzie Rodriguez has been the Director of the La Mama Archive since 1987. A bilingual playwright and actor, he is Founder and Artistic Director of two experimental theatre companies and the author of several plays (including Madre Del Sol / Mother Of The Sun, for which he received the Distinguished Contributions to Hispanic Culture Award). He has been Resident Director of Ellen Stewart’s La Mama Experimental Theater since the early 1970’s and has toured throughout the world as a member of the Great Jones Repertory and La Mama’s Umbria Company.
La MaMa’s collections offer an intimate perspective on major social, aesthetic, and political movements of the 20th and 21st centuries that resonate with histories of peoples across the globe. Join Ozzie as he tells the story of how La MaMa was founded and the ways in which it would change the landscape of American theatre through the work of Ellen Stewart and her cohort of playwrights, directors and actors. Explore the archive and hear the stories behind the props, costumes, posters and sets.
Tours begin at 1PM and typically will run as long as two hours.
Registration for the tour on 10/12 can be found at this link:
Registration for the tour on 10/17 can be found at this link:
Please contact Kylie Goetz at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or for more information.
Photo courtesy of Ruth Edele
Repository: The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC)
Event Title: NYSPCC Archives Virtual Tour
Event Type: Virtual Tour
Event Location: Zoom
Event Date: October 13th, 2023
Event Time: 12:00pm — 01:00pm
Come take a view of the pioneering Agency on child protection and children's rights located in New York City. The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children was incorporated in 1875 by the New York State Legislature. The Mary Ellen Wilson case served as the catalyst for child protection services.
During the virtual tour, a brief history of the Agency will be provided along with a viewing of significant artifacts held by the Agency Archives, including Mary Ellen's dress.
Here is the direct link to the virtual event on October 13th from 12:00PM-1:00PM: https://bit.ly/48kzFE9
Please contact Ruth Edele at email@example.com with any questions or issues accessing the event.
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Organization: Visual AIDS
Event Title: Lives and Legacies of the Visual AIDS Archive
Event Type: Virtual and/or In-Person
Event Location: The Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014
Event Time: 2:00 PM — 7:30 PM
Visual AIDS and the Whitney Museum of American Art present a day-long symposium highlighting the lives and legacies documented in the Visual AIDS Archive, the largest collection of images and biographical information about HIV-positive artists.
The event highlights two new archival initiatives at Visual AIDS: the Visual AIDS Research Fellowship, which supports scholarship on artists lost to AIDS, and The Body as an Archive, an oral history project that pairs HIV-positive artists in intimate conversation.
The day concludes with a keynote presentation by Marika Cifor, author of Viral Cultures: Activist Archiving in the Age of AIDS (University of Minnesota Press, 2022). Drawing on the Visual AIDS Archive, Cifor explores vital nostalgia, the act of preserving activism of the past while remaining attuned to the contemporary stakes of the ongoing AIDS crisis. Additionally, Cifor will be joined by curator and archivist Sur Rodney (Sur) and together they will consider the history of the Visual AIDS Archive and reflect on the growth and development of the project over the past three decades.
Program is free with RSVP. Register to attend in-person or online here.
Photo courtesy of the Center for Brooklyn History
Repository: Center for Brooklyn History at Brooklyn Public Library
Event Title: Center for Brooklyn History Tour & Open House
Event Location: 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn NY 11201
Event Date: October 14th, 2023
Event Time: 4:30PM — 5:30 PM
Join us at the newly opened Center for Brooklyn History, which represents a merger between the former Brooklyn Historical Society and the Brooklyn Collection at Brooklyn Public Library. Tour our National Historic Landmark building and our landmarked Othmer library and get a peek at some of our collection highlights, as well as meeting some of our archivists and hearing about their work.
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