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Be a Detective: Art, Artifacts, and Artful Historical Research 

Practice-Teaching: Detail Of GL00-BB04-FF05-DR03-0053 (n/a, 1904-1922), by Unknown. Students of Arthur Wesley Dow Collection. Courtesy of Teachers College, Columbia University. If you are curious about the history of art education, anatomy of artifacts, and nature of historical research, then this guide will serve to illuminate. Think of yourself as a detective, with an insatiable desire …

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The Othmer Library at the Brooklyn Historical Society 

This past weekend, I went on a Big Onion Walking Tour of Historic Brooklyn Heights. The tour ended at the Brooklyn Historical Society where we received a very brief orientation of the Othmer Library. This particular library has the largest collection of materials about Brooklyn, in addition to other historical documents about Long Island, the …

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Library Resources for A&HH 6041, Historical Method 

This virtual research guide is intended an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for Bette Weneck's Fall 2011 course A&HA 6041, Historical Method.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the objectives of the course, i.e.,  to introduce students to "the fundamentals of …

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Baseball Musings 

A while back we received a query from a fellow librarian at the College Baseball Hall of Fame who hoped to acquire several Teachers College dissertations. I learned of the existence of this unique organization, a central point for the study of the history of American college baseball, located way out in Lubbock , Texas …

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