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Socialist millionaire, pacifist, and author of numerous psychology, sociology, and religious books and periodicals, Pryns Charles Hopkins (also known as Prince Charles Hopkins and Prynce Hopkins) was born March 5th, 1885 in Oakland, California to Charles Harris Hopkins and his third wife Mary Isabel Booth. After the passing of his father, Pry...
Landscape painter and printer and highly influential figure in American art, Winslow Homer is born today, February 24th, 1836 in Boston, Massachusetts. Homer worked mainly in watercolors, and is best known for his paintings of the ocean, inspired by his "working vacations" which took him as far away as Northumberland, England, and Nassau, Bahamas. He began his career as a commercial illustrator, associated with Ballou's Pict...
Convinced that there was at least one undiscovered tomb of a little-known Egyptian king who died at the age of eighteen or nineteen, the English archaeologist Howard Carter travelled with sponsorship by Lord Carnarvon to Egypt in 1891 to search for clues. Thanks to an Egyptian boy who stumbled on an nearby stone, Carter and his workmen discovered a step leading to the tomb of Tutankhamun, or King Tut, the 18th Dynas...
In helping judge the Gottesman Libraries' 2020 Commissioned Art, I suspect an interesting piece of research lays ahead, supportive of the work of artists Francesca Rodriguez Sawaya and Renata Gaui who propose an exhibition on the close historie...
On February 12th, 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons, and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. As America's oldest and largest civil rights organization, it began in New York City with an in...
This blog accompanies a brief orientation for Doctoral Students, scheduled in collaboration with Graduate Student Life and Development, for Monday, February 8th, 2021. We will provide Teachers College doctoral students with a broad overview of research support; explanation of Boolean logic; tips on smart searching; discussion of citation management tools; and summary of further points of reference. 
Words, words, words! Did you know that on February 1st, 1884 the first portion or fascicle of the monumental Oxford English Dictionary was published? Complete with inspiring quotations, multiple cross-references, and fascinating etymologies, the OED was edited by Scottish lexicographer James Murray (1837-1918) and made its debut today in history -- going on to surpass its proposed four volumes and taking eventually seventy years to ...
The United States Presidential Inauguration marks the beginning of the four-year office term of the President of the United States. Taking place at 12noon Eastern Standard Time, the ceremony has been held on January 20th, since 1937 when Franklin Delano Roosevelt was sworn into office for a second term. Typically held at the Capitol Building, Inauguration Day has developed from the r...
The Gottesman Libraries remained virtually open, with continuing provision of digital resources and services to meet the needs of students, faculty, and scholars, and it physically opened September 1st, with regular business hours under a
Today, January 15th, is the twentieth birthday of Wikipedia, an open, multilingual, and collaborative encyclopedia developed and maintained by largely anonymous volunteer contributors and editors! Founded as part of Nupedia, a defunct, selective encyclopedia project that required high qua...