This is worth a look for those of us interested in the history of our area.
We recently learned that The Museum of the City of New York and Queens Museum of Art have embarked on an 18-month collaborative project to make their collections from both the 1939/40 and 1964/65 New York World’s Fairs more accessible. This is a result of a generous Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).
Check out the newly launched tumblr blog.
During 2014 they will celebrate the 75th and 50th anniversaries with “Today at the Fair” tumblr posts commemorating specific events. You can also read a longer post documenting the progress thus far on the Museum’s blog.
This project will allow the two museums to process and describe their relatively unknown and inaccessible World’s Fair collections, intellectually uniting all materials in a single finding aid, and providing object-level cataloging for over 1500 objects from both collections. These research tools will be available on the Queens Library website to help provide
access to the broader public.