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Treasures as Archives

(To further on Lindsay’s blog post on Harvey) https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/05/us/treasures-saved-harvey.html A common theoretical question you may have entertained: If there was a fire in your house and you had 5 minutes to escape, what (aside from living beings) would you take

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Lou Reed’s Archives Acquired by NYPL

      Musician and Artist, Lou Reed passed away in 2013, leaving an immense amount of material behind to his wife, Laurie Anderson.  With no instructions whatsoever of how to archive, where to archive, and who to involve, Anderson

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Radical librarianship: NYT interviews Carla Hayden

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” – Frederick Douglass (quoted by Carla Hayden) In this piece from The New York Times, Ana Marie Cox interviews the recently appointed 14th librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden. Ms. Hayden explores

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