Staten Island Scenery: Paintings, Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, 1679-1900

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On Tuesday October 8, 2013, the CSI Library celebrated Archives History Day. Author and historian Barnett Shepherd presented a fascinating slide-illustrated lecture about his upcoming book, Staten Island Scenery: Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Photographs, 1679-1900. The work will feature over 162 images of Staten Island’s landscape before 1900, some of which have never been published. The lecture was followed by a lively question and answer session with the twenty plus students, faculty, and staff in the audience.

“The work will feature over 162 images of Staten Island’s landscape before 1900, some of which have never been published.”

The event, which took place in the CSI Library’s Archives & Special Collections, was held in conjunction with the observance of Archives Week. Archives Week is a national observance during the month of October to celebrate and promote the rich documentary heritage of our nation and the importance of archival and historical records to our lives. Through exhibitions, lectures, programs, receptions and other events the public is invited to archival repositories to get a glimpse of the letters, journals, and other materials that historians use in the writing of history.

-Prof. Amy F. Stempler, Coordinator of Library Instruction