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This is the biographical and source material for members of the Syrian colony of New York City 1880-1900. It supports the book, Strangers in the West: The Syrian Colony of New York City, 1880-1900 (New York, 2015).
Tamar Barzel
Tamar Barzel is an ethnomusicologist and lecturer at Harvard University whose research addresses the interface between creative identity, cultural heritage, and adventuresome sounds. Her first book, New York Noise: Radical Jewish Music and the Downtown Scene (Indiana University Press, 2014,
The objective of this data collection was to examine inequalities of wealth and the geographic distribution of wealthy individuals in late 18th- and early 19th-century New York and to investigate wealth in relationship to occupation and location. For this study,
The Crane-Rychtarik Correspondence
This website represents a prototype for a digital edition of the Crane-Rychtarik correspondence held by Fales Library and Special Collections. It features high-resolution facsimiles of the letters exchanged between the modernist poet and set designer, as well as transcriptions, metadata,
Tierney Gleason
Tierney Gleason is a Reference and Digital Humanities Librarian at Fordham University. She worked for over a decade in the nonprofit sector for progressive social change before shifting the course of her activist career towards librarianship. A graduate of the
Tom Augst
Thomas Augst teaches courses in American literature and culture. His writing focuses on literary history of the nineteenth-century, interpreting diverse forms of literacy and media in relation to questions about ethics and self-cultivation, the organization of knowledge, and the cultural
The Urban Space Reading Group will be meeting with David Kishik to discuss his new book, The Manhattan Project: A Theory of a City.