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Archive for June, 2010

Apropos of Nothing – great building photos

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This was a great photo exhibit, but the building owners asked that the web site take down the images. I’ll leave this link because he has some great finds around New York City to take a look at.

I spent two years working at Ellis Island in New York Harbor, back before the big restoration began, and enjoyed unlimited wandering through the buildings. I usually had a camera with me, and loved photographing the interesting features but also what neglect had done to the island. And based upon that enjoyment, you can see why I find this discovery thrilling: The Abandoned Palace on Beekman Street.

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June 17th, 2010 at 8:52 am

Exhibit and Tour information: Special Collections

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Special Collection's Summer 2010 exhibit: For All Workers

A tour of this exhibit is scheduled for Thursday, July 1, at 1pm in Special Collections, on the sixth floor of the Central Library.

The University of Texas at Arlington Library Special Collections’ summer exhibit is “For All Workers: The Legacy of the Texas Labor Movement, 1838-2010.” This exhibit features the personal papers of labor and political activist John “J.W.” Jackson, as well as numerous items from the Texas Labor Archives at UT Arlington.

Inspired by J.W. Jackson’s generous donations of labor archive records and personal papers, it explains what labor unions are and why they are important, shows the importance of the labor movement as seen through the life of J.W. Jackson, and concludes with accounts of labor events that have impacted Texas history. The labor movement, a little-known aspect of Texas history, is nevertheless inextricably intertwined with the legacy of what it means to be a Texan, shaping the makeup of who we as a state are today.

“For All Workers: The Legacy of the Texas Labor Movement, 1838-2010″ is open from May 17 through August 7 in the Special Collections Library, located on the 6th floor of UT Arlington’s Central Library. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Summer hours are 9am – 5pm Monday through Saturday. Call 817-272-7511 for more information.

702 Planetarium Place
Arlington, Texas 76019-0497
Map to the Libraries

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June 14th, 2010 at 5:32 pm

New Library Blog – Share Ideas from Conferences

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Sharing the Genius: Library Conference Blog

A place for sharing what we’ve learned at conferences.

The most recent entry is at and reports on the Inovative Learning Online conference.

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June 10th, 2010 at 2:25 pm