Thanksgiving engrossing by J. F. Briley (b. 1869) with the poem “A Little Thankful Song” by Frank L. Stanton. From the Zaner-Bloser, Inc. / Sonya Bloser Monroe Penmanship Collection and Horace G. Healey Collection. (undated) … Continue reading →
The library, archives, and museum world is abuzz this week with #ColorOurCollections, a weeklong cultural heritage coloring fest dreamed up by the New York Academy of Medicine and the Biodiversity Heritage Library. As coloring fans ourselves, we couldn’t help but … Continue reading →
One of the most highly prized jewels in our Helen Gallagher McHugh Special Collections is the Zaner-Bloser Penmanship Collection, one of the most extensive collections of American ornamental penmanship from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Over time, we’ve been digitizing parts of the Zaner-Bloser Collection to make it more accessible to researchers and penmanship enthusiasts around the world.
None of these photographs would be online today were it not for Thomas W. Costello, who spent many hours carefully digitizing the portraits for us. Tom’s great-grandfather is Scranton’s own master penman P. W. Costello, who has three portraits in the collection. Tom described the photograph collection as a “wonderful, well-deserved tribute to the masters and many of the dedicated unsung heroes who worked under the radar teaching penmanship.” We couldn’t say it better ourselves. Thank you, Tom, for bringing the men and women behind the pen into the spotlight.
Many thanks to ArchiveGrid Blog for including our custom-printed Zaner-Bloser Moleskine Notebooks on their list of “24 Fun and Practical Gifts for Archivists”! We’re proud to share a blog post with these nifty Oinx microfiche necklaces and Green Market’s “The … Continue reading →
Happy Thanksgiving to all, from your friends at the Weinberg Memorial Library! We’ll be on reduced hours for the holiday: Wednesday, November 27: 8:00am – 4:30pm Thursday, November 28: CLOSED Friday, November 29: CLOSED Saturday, November 30: CLOSED Sunday, December … Continue reading →
This holiday season, the Weinberg Memorial Library is selling a new line of limited edition Moleskine® notebooks, inspired by the calligraphic and ornamental masterworks preserved in the Library’s Zaner-Bloser Penmanship Collection. Featured on each notebook is “The Proud Art Shall … Continue reading →
Library Letterpress Christmas card, a set on Flickr. Photos and video from our trip to Hand Deliver Press for the printing of our Library Christmas card, from one of our Zaner-Bloser Collection printing blocks. … Continue reading →
It may be 90 degrees outside today, but we’re too excited to wait until December to share our latest project – letterpress printing our Library Christmas card! Back in 2010, the Zaner-Bloser Company donated a rich collection of 19th and … Continue reading →
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