Looking Over Our Shoulder: The Ever Present Fear of Atomic Attack & Atomic Energy

This post is part of a series pertaining to SCRC’s current exhibition, Looking Over Our Shoulder: The Cold War in American Culture. On August 29, 1949 the Soviet Union successfully tested its first atomic bomb. The weapon was similar in design and explosive power to the United States’ “Fat Man” Continue Reading

New and Updated Finding Aids – Part Five

All of these collections are available for use in the Special Collections Research Center. All collections mentioned were processed by Amanda Brent. Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo “Les Sylphides” performance photographs by Sasha Three black and white photographs taken by Sasha to promote a London tour performance of “Les Sylphides” Continue Reading

New and Updated Finding Aids – Part Three

All collections mentioned were processed by Amanda Brent. Martha Swope photographs of Jerome Robbins rehearsing with ballet dancers for “Antique Epigraphs” “Two black and white photographs of Jerome Robbins rehearsing with ballet dancers for ‘Antique Epigraphs’ at the New York City Ballet, taken by Martha Swope in early 1984. Both Continue Reading

New and Updated Finding Aids – Part Two

Hello one and all! Here is a new addition of New and Updated Finding Aids – enjoy! … Mezzotint portrait of Thomas Augustine Arne engraved by William Humphrey from a painting by Robert Dunkarton This collection was processed by Elizabeth Beckman. “English composer Thomas Augustine Arne, a contemporary of George Continue Reading