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Top 10 Books About the Lower East Side Dave Favaloro, Curatorial and Research Director - page 7 / 11





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Brooklyn Historical Society The Brooklyn Historical Society website offers information about museum and library collections. Includes a searchable database of over 33,000 Brooklyn-related photographs.

Center for Jewish History Housing five institutions-American Jewish Historical Society, American, Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research-the Center holds the largest collection outside of Israel documenting the historical and cultural legacy of the Jewish people. The Center's website offers information about its collections as well as several searchable online databases of specific holdings, including those of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum of the City of New York, the Industrial Removal Office, and the Jewish Immigration Information Bureau.

Jewish Women's Archives Presents two exhibits and a multitude of resources for the study of American Jewish women's contributions to their communities and the wider world.

La Guardia and Wagner Archives A repository for 20th century New York City political and social history covering the mayoralties of LaGuardia, Wagner, Beame, Koch, and more...

The Museum of the City of New York Offers information about the Museum's collections, exhibits, and programs. The website also provides online access to some of their most significant prints and photographs, including those of Currier and Ives, Bernice Abbott, and Jacob Riis.

National Park Service Parks of New York Harbor Offers information about each of the National Park Service's sites located in New York Harbor, including the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island Immigration Museum, Castle Clinton, and Jacob Riis Park, among others.

New-York Historical Society The New-York Historical Society Website provides information about both the museum and library collections. Includes a searchable database of the Society's museum collections.

Online Exhibits

City Sites: Multimedia Essays on New York and Chicago, 1870s-1930s An "electronic book," composed of 10 multimedia essays by European and American scholars on modern urban culture in New York and Chicago. Topics on New York City include Times Square as represented in New Year's celebrations, and tensions between turn- of-the-century representations of the Lower east Side by reformers and others. Topics on Chicago include Maxwell Street as an urban crucible and birthplace of electric blues, and the ways that Chicago has been represented as a "gateway."

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