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Introduction to ARTstor for FACULTY – Demonstration/Discussion

October 12, 2007

Faculty: do you need access to high quality digital images for teaching and research?

In this demonstration / discussion, participants will learn to use ARTstor, a very large – and growing – collection of art, architecture, and design images.

Where: Bobst Library, 1st floor Reference Room (Conference Room)


  • Tuesday, October 23, 11am-noon
  • Wednesday, October 31, 2-3 pm
  • Sunday, November 4, 4-5 pm
  • Monday, November 12, 6-7 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Send an email indicating date of session to:

Thank you,
Tom McNulty, Art Librarian, & Nadaleen Tempelman-Kluit, Instructional Design Librarian


The Communist Party of the USA: 90 Years of History

August 16, 2007

The Communist Party traces its origins to the militant labor struggles of the early years of the twentieth-century. It was forged by the industrial union movement of the 1910s, opposition to World War I, and the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. Throughout its history the Communist Party and the nearly one million people who were at one time Party members made important contributions to the civil rights, labor, peace movements, and the struggle for progressive social change in the United States.

This Flickr exhibition traces the history of the Communist Party, USA from its origins in the militant struggles of the Industrial Workers of the World at the beginning of the twentieth century, through the labor and civil rights organizing of the Depression Decade of the 1930s, World War II, the McCarthy period, and the modern civil rights movements in the 1960s and beyond.

In 2006 the Communist Party donated its archives and the Library of the Reference Center for Marxist Studies to the Tamiment Library in order to make its history accessible to students, scholars, and activists. The historical memory that this archive represents can help us to better understand the American Left, the struggle to defend our civil liberties, the peace movement, and the complex relationship between class, race, and gender in America.

This exhibit was curated by Peter M. Filardo and Michael Nash of the Tamiment Library. Materials were on display in the library’s reading room from March through July 2007. The electronic edition of the exhibit was designed and adapted for Flickr by Deenah Vollmer and produced by Donna L. Davey, Tamiment Library.

Please note that images are provided for reference purposes only. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Director of the Tamiment Library / Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, New York University, 70 Washington Square South, New York, N.Y. 10012.

Researchers may contact us by phone 212-998-2630 or e-mail

ARTstor images linked to CSA Database Records

July 25, 2007


A new enhancement to the CSA interface allows users to find images in ARTstor that are associated with bibliographic records in CSA databases. By clicking on the “discovery links,” the researcher is presented with a series of ARTstor images associated with bibliographic records. The value of the most important database for 19th – 21st century art, ArtBibliographies Modern, is greatly enhanced by this “meta-search” option.

Try it out. Go to:

Images from the Clark Art Institute now available in CAMIO

May 30, 2007

Nearly 5,000 art images from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA are now available via CAMIO—Catalog of Art Museum Images Online. The Clark collection includes 19th-century French art, with more than 30 paintings by Renoir and works by Monet, Degas and Pissarro. It also contains exceptional examples of European and American paintings and sculpture, collections of master prints and drawings, English silver and early photography.

The Continuing History of the Spanish Civil War: A Tamiment Library Symposium

April 23, 2007

April 27, 2007 – 4 PM – 8 PM
Tamiment Library, 70 Washington Square South (West 4th Street between Greene and LaGuardia), 10th Floor
Co-sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives

This symposium celebrates the opening of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives that was preserved and processed with assistance from the National Endowment for Humanities.
Program details

An exhibit of Spanish Civil War posters will be on view in the Bobst Gallery, Main Floor, Bobst Library.

JSTOR/ARTSTOR Combined Search

April 6, 2007

Searching JSTOR, the fulltext archive of important scholarly journals, also retrieves images from ARTSTOR,
the digital library of art images and descriptive information.

ARTSTOR JSTOR combined search

“Users have the opportunity to keyword search JSTOR article content, JSTOR image captions, and ARTstor image metadata. The combined search result page is separated into three tabs – Articles, Images from Articles, and ARTstor Images so that users can easily view and choose among their results. [Since NYU Libraries] participates in ARTstor and JSTOR, you will see ARTstor image thumbnails as well as the title, creator and date information in your search results. You can click to view the full-sized image and complete metadata through the ARTstor website.”–JSTOR