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Selections from the Marcia Brown Collection

Mark Wolfe - July 08, 2008

The cover of the November 1939 issue of The Statesman (right) was illustrated by Marcia Brown, class of 1940, New York State College for Teachers (NYSCT), whose career in the field of children' literature is one of great distinction. While at NYSCT, her writing and artistic abilities blossomed, as she contributed to the school's literary and humor magazines. She worked on the art and editorial staff of the State Lion and served as editor-in-chief of The Statesman. Her sketches of mice, lions and other illustrations can be seen in the pages of these publications which are preserved at the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives. These early illustrations provide a strong indication of Brown' future abilities as an illustrator and author, a career that includes being honored as the only three-time Caldecott Medal winner and six-time Caldecott Honor. The M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives, University...

Selections from the Marcia Brown Collection

Mark Wolfe - July 08, 2008

The cover of the November 1939 issue of The Statesman (right) was illustrated by Marcia Brown, class of 1940, New York State College for Teachers (NYSCT), whose career in the field of children’s literature is one of great distinction. While at NYSCT, her writing and artistic abilities blossomed, as she contributed to the school's literary and humor magazines. She worked on the art and editorial staff of the State Lion and served as editor-in-chief of The Statesman. Her sketches of mice, lions and other illustrations can be seen in the pages of these publications which are preserved at the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives. These early illustrations provide a strong indication of Brown’s future abilities as an illustrator and author, a career that includes being honored as the only three-time Caldecott Medal winner and six-time Caldecott Honor. </img> The M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives,...

Selections from Special Collections and Archives: Marcia Brown

Mark Wolfe - July 08, 2008

The cover of the November 1939 issue of The Statesman (right) was illustrated by Marcia Brown, class of 1940, New York State College for Teachers (NYSCT), whose career in the field of children' literature is one of great distinction. While at NYSCT, her writing and artistic abilities blossomed, as she contributed to the school's literary and humor magazines. She worked on the art and editorial staff of the State Lion and served as editor-in-chief of The Statesman. Her sketches of mice, lions and other illustrations can be seen in the pages of these publications (excerpts below) which are preserved at the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives. These early illustrations provide a strong indication of Brown' future abilities as an illustrator and author, a career that includes being honored as the only three-time Caldecott Medal winner and six-time Caldecott Honor. The M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections &...

Selections from the Marcia Brown Collection

Mark Wolfe - July 08, 2008

The cover of the November 1939 issue of The Statesman (right) was illustrated by Marcia Brown, class of 1940, New York State College for Teachers (NYSCT), whose career in the field of children' literature is one of great distinction. While at NYSCT, her writing and artistic abilities blossomed, as she contributed to the school's literary and humor magazines. She worked on the art and editorial staff of the State Lion and served as editor-in-chief of The Statesman. Her sketches of mice, lions and other illustrations can be seen in the pages of these publications which are preserved at the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives. These early illustrations provide a strong indication of Brown' future abilities as an illustrator and author, a career that includes being honored as the only three-time Caldecott Medal winner and six-time Caldecott Honor. The M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives, University...

Selections from Special Collections and Archives

Mark Wolfe - July 08, 2008

The cover of the November 1939 issue of The Statesman (right) was illustrated by Marcia Brown, class of 1940, New York State College for Teachers (NYSCT), whose career in the field of children' literature is one of great distinction. While at NYSCT, her writing and artistic abilities blossomed, as she contributed to the school's literary and humor magazines. She worked on the art and editorial staff of the State Lion and served as editor-in-chief of The Statesman. Her sketches of mice, lions and other illustrations can be seen in the pages of these publications (excerpts below) which are preserved at the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives. These early illustrations provide a strong indication of Brown' future abilities as an illustrator and author, a career that includes being honored as the only three-time Caldecott Medal winner and six-time Caldecott Honor. The M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections &...

New Finding Aids Available Online

Mark Wolfe - May 22, 2008

The M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives has added the following online finding aids to its Web site. Additional information about each collection is available through the appropriate links. Congressman James J. Delaney Papers Elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth United States Congress in November 1944, Delaney was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946. Delaney’s hiatus from politics was short-lived as he was elected again in November 1948 and remained in Congress until his retirement in December 1978. The James Joseph Delaney Papers cover the years 1950-1978, and document Delaney’s extensive tenure in Congress. Delaney served as Congressman from Queens, New York and his three decades in Washington are distinguished by consecutive elections to chairman of the House Rules Committee and the addition of the Delaney Clause to the 1938 Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The Papers contain 12 cubic feet of legislative files, correspondence,...

New Directions in Historical Scholarship on the United States Congress

Brian Keough - October 08, 2007

Researching NY 2007 Conference - Closing Plenary "New Directions in Historical Scholarship on the United States Congress" When: Friday November 16, 2007, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Location: Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center, University at Albany, SUNY Web site>http://library.albany.edu/speccoll/Researching_plenary_flyer.pdf Contact Brian Keough, (518) 437-3931 or bkeough@albany.edu

New Finding Aids Online

Brian Keough - July 03, 2007

The M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives' has added the following online finding aids to its Web site. Additional information about each collection is available through the appropriate links. Lou Ismay Papers The papers of Lou Ismay, environmentalist, labor activist, and educator include material related to the struggle over environmental issues facing the Capital Region and upstate New York. The collection material document University at Albany programs and groups including Environmental Studies Program, the Environmental Forum, and Protect Your Environment Club (PYE). Karl Pribram Papers The collection includes include diaries, documents, correspondence, manuscripts, notes and publications of Karl Pribram, an Austrian-born economist who escaped the Nazi regime in 1934 and later worked at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Social Security Board and the U.S. Tariff Commission. The bulk of the collection consists of Pribram’s writings, both in manuscript and published form, on labor, housing, unemployment...

Exhibit talk: The Secret Lives of Toys and Their Friends

Brian Keough - February 28, 2007

The University Libraries' M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives is hosting an exhibit talk "The Secret Lives of Toys and Their Friends: Selections from the Miriam Snow Mathes Historical Children's Literature Collection" on Wednesday March 28, 2007 at 3:00 PM. Kali M.D. Roy, graduate student assistant and exhibit curator, will discuss her ideas and inspiration for this exhibit that is drawn from the Mathes Historical Children's Literature Collection (http://library.albany.edu/speccoll/children.htm) and features a small sampling of historical children's literature about adventures based on the lives of living toys or objects, and stories from a toy's point of view. The over fifty items in the physical exhibit are from approximately the 1850-1950 period and highlights the potential scholarly uses of the Mathes Collection. Located in the University's Department of Special Collections & Archives, the Miriam Snow Mathes Historical Children's Literature Collection includes over 10,000 children's books and periodicals published in...

New Collections in the German and Jewish Intellectual Émigré Collection

- January 18, 2007

Below are abstracts for collections recently added to the German and Jewish Intellectual Émigré Collection. The complete list of Émigré collections is available here. AUFBAU (NY) (1939-2005), German-Jewish newspaper Collection, 1957-1998, 6 cubic ft. Bound copies of "Wiedergutmachung" section of the newspaper, 1957-1977; unbound issues, 1980s-1990s; articles, theses, and other publications written about the Aufbau. BLUMENTHAL, FRITZ (1913-2002), physician, painter, printmaker Papers, 1922-2002, 7 cubic ft. Family and personal documents; correspondence, 1930-1996; clippings; manuscripts and typescripts of poetry, as well as published poems; sketchbooks; correspondence and clippings concerning exhibitions of Blumenthal's art (water colors and monotypes); materials and correspondence on radioactive fallout from the 1950s and 1960s. Fritz Blumenthal came to the U.S. in 1938 after having received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1937 from the University of Bern, Switzerland. Although Blumenthal remained a practicing physician, he continued to write poetry, paint and produce monoprints and his work was...