Treasures of the New York Public Library Video Series
December 14, 2008 1:02 PM   Subscribe

Videos from the NYPL: watch curators and librarians "share their passion for the treasures of our remarkable collections." Take a tour through the extensive photos and prints collection, explore the archives of the 1939 New York World's Fair, do some menu and cookbook research with Lidia Bastianich, see original manuscripts from the Jack Kerouac Archive, and much more. "Travel the Spuyten Duyvil Creek in 1777, hear music recorded 100 years ago on wax cylinders, marvel at rare 1920s Japanese comics and other pop ephemera..." This is just one part of the extensive digital offerings made available by the library (disclaimer: some resources require an NYPL card). You can also subscribe to the video series via iTunes (link will open iTunes).
posted by tractorfeed (4 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I'm trying to watch the Kerouac video, but the buffering is making it totally un-watchable. Is this a problem for anyone else, or is my computer just being fucktarded?
posted by grapefruitmoon at 3:13 PM on December 14, 2008

The buffering on the Kerouac video was bad for me too. By the way, the original manuscript - the scroll! - for On The Road is on tour now. If you live in England or Scotland you might still get a look at it.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:08 PM on December 14, 2008

Sorry, that should have been Ireland, not Scotland.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:09 PM on December 14, 2008

(Pssst ... wanna see my NYPL?)
posted by ZenMasterThis at 7:44 PM on December 14, 2008

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