To inaugurate our newest series, The Accidental Tourist, reference specialist Elizabeth Botten takes a trip through the papers of Arthur Sinclair Covey and finds some rhymes.
A look at how painter Alma Thomas brought African American history into the classroom by Kelly Quinn, the Terra Foundation Project Manager for Online Scholarly and Educational Initiatives at the Archives of American Art.
Did you ever draw a timeline? Perhaps as part of an elementary school social studies lesson? I have vivid childhood memories of using a ruler and pencil to craft my own perfectly straight line, punctuated by those all-important dates copied out of a textbook. The appealing simplicity of timelines—chronology made visual—endures in an online age; witness the way Facebook has co-opted the term and the concept.
The editors of the Archives of American Art Blog invite you to celebrate our 100th post!
Archivist Sarah Haug does some code breaking in the records of Boston gallery, Doll & Richards.