Research & Collections News
May 29, 2012
Cellulose Nitrate Film Preservation: Putting the Smoldering Debate on Ice
Libraries and archives are charged with saving and maintaining what the rest of society might consider outdated and irrelevant technologies. Old carbon copies, dittos, video tapes, audio cassettes, Polaroid photographs, and documents on parchment are a few of the varied historical materials at Ha
April 4, 2012
Cellophane: Antiquated Packaging Material or Renewable and Earth Friendly?
Food, grocery, and other packaging materials have evolved substantially over the past 100 years, and they continue to change, faster than ever.Some of the current change is accelerated by awareness of environmental issues like sustainability and the biodegradation (or not) of plastics.
March 1, 2012
The Forum of the Twelve Caesars: An Interior Design Masterpiece by William Pahlmann – 1957-1975
In 1956, renowned interior designer William Pahlmann (1900-1987) was approached by Jerome Brody of Restaurant Associates, Incorporated to help create a new upscale restaurant to be located at 57 West 48th Street in New York City’s Rockefeller Center.