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A leading visual artist of the Harlem Renaissance and a visual arts educator, Aaron Douglas was born May 26, 1899 in Topeka, Kansas to Aaron Douglas, Senior, a baker, and Elizabeth Douglas, artist. After attending Topeka High School, he attended free art classes at the Museum of Art in Detroit before going to the University of Nebraska, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts in 1922. En route to Paris via New York three year...
During Spring 2020, Design team has curated and produced several multimedia exhibitions and book displays as well as provided support for library equipment and space maintenance. In this very special semester, the designers also delivered solutions to move innovative events and resources online when the library closed in light of COVID-19 crisis.Online Book Displays during COVID-19 pandemicNews Cafe Book DisplayDesign and Production:
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After yesterday’s break in the news due to Memorial Day, we return with a look at stories from around the United States. It is interesting to investigate the ways people are looking to the future, with both hope and uncertainty. Immigration, graduation, and other processes are examined in today’s news stories, plus a look at the first launch of astronauts from American soil since 2011. Find the featured papers and more at
At a lady's writing desk in the corner of our Spring green living room, there's the luxury of time and treetops dotted with robins, cardinals, and the occasional yellow finch; the leafy canopy outside our south-facing window is gloriously full, a sure and pleasing sign of the season. We trace the delicate honey locust and gorgeous gingko to the banks of the Mississippi, and as far away as China, eagerly waiting out weeks of New York City apartment quarantine, with ample room to reflect and much hope ahead. I pass many an hour on the laptop, connecting almost daily to colleagues via Zoom or ...
The Gottesman Libraries Services Team is pleased to share some headlines in today’s news from across the nation with our TC community and friends. As always, our selections are inspired by the Front Pages posted daily on Newseum.org.Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, North Carolina
Good afternoon, I hope you are having a terrific Memorial Day weekend! Here are a handful of today’s headlines for our Daily News blog, courtesy of Newseum:The Boston Globe, Published in Boston, MA
As a proudly transgender employee of this library, I’ve never felt quite as welcome or as accepted in the workplace. I really couldn’t ask for a better team to work on. I have to begin by saying this because I want everyone who reads this to understand how much I appreciate Teachers College. However, any institution with history - no matter how reliably progressive - will gather baggage during its time in operation. Teachers College is no exception. And yet, I hope to also show that our library and its staff have done their best...
As we head into yet another weekend under lockdown, today’s news selection is a collection of evolving stories throughout the US.  Even if lockdown seems interminable, evolving news stories hopefully help remind us that this present must inevitably change. As always, Daily News headlines are curated from the front pages on newseum.org.
May 21st, 1881 marks the founding of the American Red Cross by visionary leader Clara Barton, a home-educated teacher and civil servant in the United States Patent Office. Barton started teaching at the age of fifteen; went on to open a free public school in Bordentown, N.J; nursed an invalid brother; organized the distribution of donated medical supplies; formed a volunteer relief service for soldie...
Today’s Daily News theme is checking in on the fight against COVID-19 globally. Highlights include fears in the intelligence community about dependency on PRC aid and concerns about hospitals becoming hot zones in Ireland. All headlines are drawn from the front pages available at Newseum.org.