Research & Collections News
October 20, 2020
Hagley Finding Aid Database Has a New User Interface
We at Hagley Library are pleased to release our new user interface for Hagley Finding Aids. If you have researched our archival collections, the finding aid database will look and function differently but includes all of the same data.
October 16, 2020
Museum Collection: In Case of Fire…Disassemble Bed?
In our home, the kids’ bedrooms are on the second floor. None of these rooms have a porch or roof below their windows. Although that decreases the likelihood that my kids will sneak out as teenagers, in an emergency the kids would have a long and dangerous jump to safety.
October 16, 2020
Mid-century Magazine Ads from the Spring Cotton Mills
Recently while handling family papers collected by my grandmother in North Carolina, I came across a packet of color magazine ads from Springs Cotton Mills. Looking back, she used this material as inspiration for a party costume many years ago.
September 21, 2020
The Heart of Cleveland film: A Lost Gem from the Cinecraft Archive
We have spent the summer at Hagley continuing to process films, still images, and paper from the Cinecraft collection. One of the many surprising discoveries is that some of the films in the collection were not produced by Cinecraft.
September 18, 2020
Visual Investigation: Researching American Industry with Hagley’s Pictorial Collections
As a PhD student in the University of Delaware Hagley graduate program who researches American capitalism, I have found the world-class collections held by the Hagley Library an invaluable resource.