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School days of Brooklyn’s past

The passing of Labor Day is always a sign that fall is near and school is back in session. All of the excited students—and the not-so-excited students—I’ve seen with backpacks and books this week got me thinking about school items … Continue reading

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An Unusual Suspect Visits BHS Library

When an American Airlines commercial shot at BHS a few months ago, I was pleasantly surprised to see Kevin Spacey walk into the library for the shoot, and I was floored when I saw Michel Gondry directing. I just found … Continue reading

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Women in Archives

Last Friday, I had the pleasure of attending a conference at Columbia University called Archiving Women, “bringing together scholars and archivists to examine feminist practices in the archive”.  It was as interesting and interdisciplinary as one would expect, and it … Continue reading

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Our Library

From The New York Sun today: “The cast-iron columns in the first-floor auditorium support the library floor, while iron trusses in the attic support the library ceiling, the attic floor, and the roof. The loftiness of the space and its … Continue reading

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Cataloguing Our Oral History Collection

This summer, with the help of two wonderful interns Naomi (Brooklyn College) and Amna (Stuyvesant High School), we have been cataloguing our oral history collection so soon visitors can search through and listen to our oral history interviews right in … Continue reading

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