ABCs of Special Collections: Y is for…

We have traveled a long way from “A” to “X” and have landed at the letter: Y is for Yaddo Yaddo is a retreat for artists in Saratoga Springs, New York, founded in 1900 by Spencer Trask and his wife, … Continue reading

ABCs of Special Collections: W is for…

Well, Well, Well, what have we here? But the letter W, of course! W is for Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward One of the first American feminist writers, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward gained wide-spread popularity in her day. Her novel The … Continue reading

ABCs of Special Collections: U is for…

Welcome to our newest installment of the ABCs of Special Collections!  Today, we feature the final vowel of the alphabet, the letter U is for Underground Railroad The Underground Railroad was the name given to the network of safe houses, … Continue reading

ABCs of Special Collections: T is for…

Today’s alphabetical installation brings you the letter T is for William S. Tallman William Staples Tallman (1906-1997) was one of two engineers who managed the construction of Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. Hired by sculptor Gutzon Borglum in 1929, he … Continue reading

ABCs of Special Collections: S is for

Happy New Year!  We are glad to return with the newest installment of our alphabetical series.  As promised, we are starting 2014 with the letter S for Senape, Antonio Very little is known of Antonio Senape, a prolific pen and … Continue reading

ABCs of Special Collections: R is for

Are you ready for our last letter of the year?  We present you with the letter R is for the Richmond Theatre Fire William Dunlap in his A History Of The American Theatre (1832), described the Richmond theatre fire of … Continue reading

ABCs of Special Collections: Q is for…

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!  We welcome you back to our alphabetical series with selections from the letter Q is for Quadroon Special Collections has a fascinating array of the many works published on the plight of the … Continue reading