The Rockefeller Archive Center is located at Hillcrest, a home that was built for Martha Baird Rockefeller in 1963. She never used it as a residence, but she did select the furnishings for the house including this c. 1830s scenic wallpaper. #theaccidentalpreservationist
Thank you to Jack Meyers, President of the Rockefeller Archive Center, for the fantastic tour! The Center is the repository for the papers of the Rockefeller family, organizations founded by the family and other philanthropic organizations. The Center is dedicated to developing archival methods to address the challenges of storing information in an age of constantly changing technology. For more of my tour of the Center, see my Instagram stories. #theaccidentalpreservationist
The last weekend in Tokyo before I move to Wakayama Prefecture for three months to get stuck in the archives. Attended the main research seminar and got introduced to the crew of researchers I needed to meet in Japan. (A strange triangle symbol displayed above the stage of the lecture hall...) Phew! All well and done. Now a bit nervous to move to the new place in the countryside.
We have been really behind in this week’s postings because of our two-day faculty retreat and prep for Friday night’s event starring this lovely lady. Judy Johnson Jones was 18 years old, and a recent high school graduate when she won the Texas Copa Girl contest representing Houston, and received a six week contract at the Sands Hotel in summer 1958. After an exciting few months of performing with headliners such as Sammy Davis Jr., Judy Garland, and Nat King Cole, Judy broke her wrist and returned home to attend college. After graduating from the University of Houston, she returned to Las Vegas in 1963, and rejoined the Copa Girl line for nearly a year. Judy later traveled the world, married, had two sons, and worked as an English teacher in Virginia middle schools for over three decades. In the early 2000s, intent on writing a memoir of her time in Vegas, she began visiting UNLV Special Collections & Archives regularly to conduct research that would help confirm and contextualize her time in Vegas. She used our Sands Hotel Collection (MS:2000-12) extensively in her research and located many photos of herself including this stunning portrait taken in 1958. We are delighted that Judy will be joining us this evening to read an excerpt from her upcoming memoir (with musical accompaniment( “Short as Any Dream”: A Memoir, 1958-1964. What a unique way to promote the living power of archives and how they help us tell life stories writ large and small! (PH: 0287-0488). #specialcollections#librariesofinstagram#librariesofig#sandshotel#copagirls#showgirls#chorusgirls#coparoom#lasvegasstrip#vintagevegas , #classicvegas#vegasentertainmenthistory#vegasnightlife#copagirl#archives#archivalresearch#memoirs#powerofarchives
I'm looking back through images of the fascinating textile printing blocks I viewed at Armley Mills Industrial Museum in Leeds this summer for a piece of writing I'm working on. The majority of their very extensive collection in the archive is from @steadmcalpin in Carlisle, still a very large sucessful company. This hand cut wood block is from a set of four which make up one pattern, circa 1917.
Julio Rosado Del Valle, uno de mis pintores favoritos. Estoy Intentando regresar a la investigación. Oficina de hoy, el archivo de @museouprrp con la archivista @j_valiente El lugar donde se albergan un sinnúmero de artículos, catálogos e invitaciones del rico pasado cultural de la Isla | Julio Rosado Del Valle is one of my all time favorite painters. I am trying to get back to my doctorate research. Today’s office is at the MHAA archive. Lots of interesting articles, catalogues and invitations of Puerto Rico’s rich cultural history. #phdresearch#artpuertorico#archivalresearch#investigación#periodicoelmundo
Thank you to everyone who came along to the opening night of @thestoryboxcollective ‘s first exhibition on Thursday. We all had an absolutely brilliant time and it great that so many people came to see our archival research design outcomes.
We’ll be posting more about our work in the days to come but for now, here’s a few pics of a fantastic evening at @wiltonsmusichall dedicated to its rich and amazing history.
The show runs until the 25th of November, so head on down to East London to check out @thestoryboxcollective ‘s first exhibition Tales of Absence, ‘What ifs” and Salvation
A successful trip to Gloucester to a) review the archives for the Gibbons Family of Boddington Manor (stellar wedding photo of J.S. Gibbon’s daughter c. 1897 and the 1926 inventory for the wine cellar... I’ll take all the old Ports please), b) see fan vaulting, c) admire the effigy of Robert Curthose, eldest son of William the Conquerer, and d) enjoy the serenity of the cloisters at Gloucester Cathedral on a drizzly English day. #weddinggoals#provenanceresearch#gloucesterarchives#archivalresearch
We heard Hannah Peel on BBC Radio 6 Music last weekend.. Talking about her memory tapes as a part of the music and memory feature at the Wellcome Collection.. Which we recommend you listen to! @thestoryboxcollective is fascinated by the idea of sound and memory as archive.. And the idea that auditory sensory stimulation allows us to tap into and activate a deep part of the memory storage parts of the brain.. @wellcomecollection @bbc6music @hannahpeelmusic @cerys6music #soundasmemory#memorytapes#soundasarchive#archivalresearch