OMG, Bring a Book! The Library Goes to Critical Jamming

Yours truly and ICP Head Librarian and Archivist Matthew Carson participated in the recent panel From X-Files to The Matrix: Reality Disintegrated, held on Sunday, March 4 at the ICP Museum. In the words of organizer Claudine Boeglin: The 90s. It was an era of hope bracketed between the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989)… Continue reading OMG, Bring a Book! The Library Goes to Critical Jamming

What played at the Roxy?

The Roxy Theatre opened at 153 W. 50 St., between 6th and 7th Avenues in 1927 with the film The Love of Sunya, produced by and starring Gloria Swanson. The theater seated 5,920 people. An apogee of "movie palace" distinction in New York City, its brief moment in history is now traceable only in photographs.… Continue reading What played at the Roxy?

ICP the Founders Scrapbook, 1974

The Founders Scrapbook covers a vital period of ICP history.  The scrapbook begins with two photographic images of the 1130 5th Avenue building, often affectionately referred to by ICP employees as the “old building” or the “building uptown” - the Willard Straight House. This scrapbook contains press materials, clippings, reviews, invitations and photographs assembled by… Continue reading ICP the Founders Scrapbook, 1974

Ruth Gruber: Cornell Capa Award winner 2011

TR140 .G78 2007 She was born in Brooklyn in 1911. By the age of twenty she had earned a Ph.D degree from the University of Cologne: in German Philosophy, in Modern English Literature and in Art History. The headlines sang “attractive, young Brooklyn girl -- the youngest Ph.D. in the world.” Her 1932 dissertation was… Continue reading Ruth Gruber: Cornell Capa Award winner 2011

Library Alumni Power

Each year a dozen or so full-time ICP students toil in the ICP library.  We could not do what we do without them.  It is a great trade-off.  They bring us new and interesting perspectives from their point of view, be it regional, artistic, intellectual, or all.  They get some assistance on their tuition and… Continue reading Library Alumni Power