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Undesign the Red Line

August 26 – December 31, 2019; Enterprise Community Partners, 1 Whitehall Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10004 “Undesign the Red Line” is a traveling interactive exhibit by Designing the We and hosted by Enterprise Community Partners that sheds light

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Jerome Robbins and the NYPL: How can dance, history, and politics interact in an archival context?

The task of archiving dance is notoriously sisyphean. As an inherently ephemeral medium, what constraints is dance archiving subject to, and how can those be overcome? Further, choreographers are historically “behind the scenes,” not often subject to the scrutiny and

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New York Public Library Digitizes 137 Years of New York City Directories

The New York Public Library is currently working on digitizing 137 years of New York City Directories with plans to make the entire collection available online and text searchable. Directories spanning 1849/50 to 1923 have already been digitized, and directories spanning

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