Archives Week 2017 -- Open House: Local History in the Baruch College Archives
Be our guests for a free tour of the Baruch College Newman Library Archives, featuring a trove of local history from the momentous revolt against Tammany Hall corruption that launched the municipal reform movement to the Fiscal Crisis of the 1970s. (“Ford to City: Drop Dead.”). See local institutional history come alive in artifacts through our founder, financier Bernard M. Baruch, as we approach our 50th anniversary next year. We’ll show you our rare and renowned Institute of Public Administration Collection, as featured on our popular website and blog, "An Adventure in Democracy” https://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/ipaprocessing/. See how New Yorkers John D. Rockefeller Jr., Andrew Carnegie, E.H. Harriman and fellow millionaires at the dawn of the 20th century sparked a good-government revolution that spread from Gotham across America. Learn about the extraordinary mastermind of public administration, another New York icon, Luther Halsey Gulick Ill, who ran the first training school for public servants, reorganized the White House for President Franklin D. Roosevelt, helped win WWII and led NYC into the modern age. You’ll see how our archivists are digitizing vast portions of the collection under generous Carnegie grants, making the material readily available to our students and researchers and scholars worldwide. We’ll also show you our extensive Seymour Durst collection of vintage books on New York history. Our library setting is a marvel in itself - a converted 1890's trolley barn once home to McClure's Magazine and the Muckrakers!
Visiting time: Monday October 23, 2017 at 5:30-7:00 PM
Location: William and Anita Newman Library, 151 East 25th Street Room 520E
Any questions please contact us at Steven.Calco@baruch.cuny.edu
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