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In The Stacks: William Burroughs Through the Lens of Allen Ginsberg January 25, 2014 – Posted in: In the Stacks, Photography, Special Collections

William Burroughs in front of sphinx at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC. 1953.   For this installment of In the Stacks we visit the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto and their fabulous collection of Allen Ginsberg’s photographs.  With almost 8,000 prints the collection is the largest repository of photographs by Allen Ginsberg in the world. William Burroughs at typewriter fixing Yage Letters typescript, E 7th street, NY. 1953 And with 2014…

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In the Stacks: Leslie Jones at the Boston Public Library December 31, 2013 – Posted in: bookshops, In the Stacks, Photography, public libraries

Gertrude Fisher takes unusual position to read the latest novel of her husband M.S. Merritt. November 26, 1932 Though he worked as staff photographer of  Boston Herald-Traveler from 1917 to 1956 Leslie Jones considered himself more of a camera-man then a photo-journalist. And when all was said and done he had amassed  “a stunning pictorial document of the history of Boston in the 20th century.” The Old Bookstore, Cornhill March 1930 His collection of almost 40,000 negatives…

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In the Stacks: The Getty Museum opens up August 16, 2013 – Posted in: In the Stacks, Photography

Unknown , Fragment of Homer’s Odyssey. Greek, 1st century B.C. The venerable J. Paul Getty Museum  has opened its digital doors with the launch of their Open Content Program. Today the Getty becomes an even more engaged digital citizen, one that shares its collections, research, and knowledge more openly than ever before. We’ve launched the Open Content Program to share, freely and without restriction, as many of the Getty’s digital resources as possible. Over 4,500 high-resolution images spanning their…

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In the Stacks: The Tokyo Sightseeing Photo Club July 12, 2013 – Posted in: bookshops, In the Stacks, Photography

The latest installment of In the Stacks takes us through the Flickr archive of the Tokyo Sightseeing Photo Club, a group of photography enthusiasts who snap and click their way through the city. Here is a bookish sampling of their handiwork from their cache of almost ten thousand images:                 Previously on In The Stacks: First Visit to The New Digital Library of America Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Playing Cards at…

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In the Stacks: First Visit to The New Digital Library of America April 26, 2013 – Posted in: In the Stacks, Uncategorized

 Books are weapons in the war of ideas. Poster 20 x 27.9 , 1942.  Published by the United States Government Printing Office. In the this installment of In the Stacks we visit the newly launched and much anticipated Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The opening of DPLA represents a watershed moment in the history of American libraries and will undoubtedly become a seminal resource for our nation in the years ahead. It is safe to say this will…

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