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A clippings file of 1.5 million items on more than 80,000 painters, sculptors, architects, craftspeople, jewelers, furniture and interior designers, commercial artists, fashion designers, collectors, connoisseurs, critics, and curators on microfiche.

One of the most heavily used collections in The New York Public Library, the Artists File is a major source of biographical and other information on artists and craftspeople from all over the world. The first point of reference on thousands of artists about whom little other literature exists, the File is also an important visual resource containing many reproductions not otherwise accessible or recorded.

The range of material is extremely broad with clippings from newspapers worldwide and popular and specialist magazines together with press releases, auction and exhibition catalogues, letters, engravings, reproductions, and original photographs. Though started in 1911, the Artists File contains much nineteenth-century material adding greatly to the value of the collection.

 

"These files are an indispensable supplement to published biographical dictionaries and indices."
Don Anderle, Associate Director for Special Collections, The New York Public Library

11,381 microfiche with index of 81,117 artists

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A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century

Eight-volume English edition reprinted in two volumes; two very scarce volumes of the German edition, which were not translated into English, reprinted in a separately available third volume.

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A Concordance to the Poems of Dylan Thomas

Romantic. Affirmative. Rhetorical. The poetry of Dylan Thomas urged readers to ponder life as they never had before. Researchers now have access to a concordance and word list keyed to the 1978 printing of Dylan Thomas: The Poems, edited by Daniel Jones.

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A People at War

Letters, diaries, memoirs, and other personal papers from the Civil War holdings of the Library of Congress. Edited by John R. Sellers.

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News Provides Unique Context & Insights Across the Curriculum

Spanning topics in every subject, news resources are essential for all students and scholars.

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Suffering in the Quest for Suffrage

“What our Government could not do, what it has never been able to do, is to silence our women.” – Emmeline Parkhurst

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