As members of the collections staff go about their day-to-day duties digitizing, cataloging, and processing the vast collections of photographs, prints, and other works on paper depicting the changing city over time, they often come across items that especially pique their curiosity and spark their interest. Discover some of the stories behind the objects that are being digitized and get an advance look at the material before it is even available on the Collections Portal.
Complementing the online Collections Portal, the City Museum’s Catablog provides descriptions of discrete collections, providing enhanced access to archival collections still awaiting digitization. When available, the posts also link to the full archival finding aid for a collection, and any materials from the collection that have been digitized and made available on the portal. The posts have been tagged with relevant subject terms and are searchable, allowing researchers to navigate through previously undiscoverable collections.
A description of key collections at the City Museum outlining some of the significant holdings collected over the course of 80 years in the areas of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs; Costumes and Textiles; Manuscripts and Ephemera; Furniture and Decorative Arts; Paintings and Sculpture; and Theater. Review, cataloguing, and conservation of the collections is ongoing; additional collections descriptions will be posted as they become available.