Research & Collections News
August 23, 2021
Inventor Emily Evans Tassey and The Hunt for Red October
Skip Tyler: “This, this could be a caterpillar.” Jack Ryan: “A what?” Tyler: “A caterpillar drive. Magnetohydrodynamic propulsion. You follow?” Ryan: “No.” Tyler: “It’s like a, uh, jet engine for the water. Goes in the front, gets squirted out the back.”
July 20, 2021
Museum Collections: What the Ban-Lon?!
One of the craziest things about working in a museum is that you never quite know what you will be doing from one day to another. Sometimes this fact can be frustrating – like when you realize that there is water leaking somewhere where water should not be leaking.
June 21, 2021
Endpapers Prime the Reading Experience
Conventional wisdom holds that one can’t judge a book simply by its cover, it is the content that counts. The next best place to gauge my interest in an illustrated book is an appraisal of its endpapers. Pastedowns and flyleaves are the sheets that attach the body of printed pages known as the