Research & Collections News
October 1, 2012
Commodore Music Shop Photographs at Hagley
On September 9, 2012, the Hagley Museum and Library opened a new exhibit entitled “100 Years of Picturing the Nation’s Business: Photographs from the Collection of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America.” It features some 101 photographs from the collection at Hagley which number
August 4, 2012
Musical Gems: Instrument Trade Catalogs at Hagley
In the Spring of 2012, Hagley’s Imprints Department received a spate of inquiries from three different people, all looking for information about musical instruments. As a reference librarian, I hadn’t had the opportunity to research that topic in the past. I knew we had information on scientifi
August 2, 2012
Michael Nash: In Memoriam
Michael H. Nash passed away on July 24, 2012. He left Hagley in August 2002 to become the director of the Tamiment Library at New York University. Although it has been ten years since he was Hagley’s Chief Curator of Library Collections, Michael’s influence continues to be felt.
June 22, 2012
Roller Rink Stickers: The Social Network of 1942
It's easy to believe that the phenomenon of "social networking" is unique to the Internet era, but a new collection here at Hagley shows that people have been making long-distance social connections long before Facebook, Friendster, and heck, even before the first online chat rooms.
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Libraries and archives are charged with saving and maintaining what the rest of society might consider outdated and irrelevant technologies.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