12.0024 new on WWW from NYPL

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Thu, 14 May 1998 15:37:00 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 24.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: pellis <pellis@nypl.org> (33)
Subject: NYPL Digital Library Collections

[2] From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk> (12)
Subject: NYPL Center for the Humanities

Date: Thu, 14 May 1998 14:23:00 +0100 (BST)
From: pellis <pellis@nypl.org>
Subject: NYPL Digital Library Collections

Please post.

The New York Public Library Launches Digital Library Collections

The New York Public Library introduces its Digital Library Collections web
featuring a wide range of primary source materials from The Library's four
research libraries, at <http://digital.nypl.org>.

The first collection, the Digital Schomburg, comprises 56 texts and more than
500 images representing African American history and culture. The Digital
Schomburg includes two components, "Images of African Americans in the 19th
Century" and "19th-Century African American Women Writers." The images in
Digital Schomburg document the social, political, and cultural worlds of
American people from slavery to various stages of freedom. The texts in the
collection include essays, works of fiction and poetry, and autobiography and
biography--among them, Anna Julia Cooper's A Voice from the South; Phillis
Wheatley's Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral; and Harriet
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. The materials are drawn primarily from
The New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture,
one of the world's leading research facilities devoted to the preservation of
materials on the global African and African diasporan experiences.

Other online collections currently in development include Small Town America:
Stereoscopic Views from the Robert Dennis Collection, 1850-1910; The New York
Public Library for the Performing Arts Millennium Project; Urban Landscape
Photography in the Romana Javitz Collection; and Berenice Abbott's Changing
York. The Library participates in several cooperative projects, including
Marriage and the Law in the U.S. and the U.K.; the Global Migration Project;
Travels Along the Hudson, and Making of America II.

For more information about NYPL's Digital Library Collections, contact Pamela
Ellis at pellis@nypl.org or join the DLC mailing list at

Date: Thu, 14 May 1998 14:28:58 +0100 (BST)
From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk>
Subject: NYPL Center for the Humanities

In addition to the New York Public Library Digital Library Collections,
Humanists will be interested to know about the NYPL Center for the
Humanities, whose virtual presence is at


Dr. Willard McCarty
Senior Lecturer, Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS
+44 (0)171 873 2784 voice; 873 5081 fax

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