Rock art: Best Kept Secret of the Warren M. Robbins Library

A while ago, before the internet, I became interested in studying Saharan rock art, one of the most beautiful and extensive bodies of prehistoric art, but documentary references were hard to find. This is partly because most of the published literature on Saharan rock art is in French, Italian and German.

New and Notable—Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum Library

The Libraries would like to highlight some new titles that have been added recently to the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum Library.

New and Notable—National Museum of American History Library

Here are some of the newest additions to the National Museum of American History Library.

School Furniture of the Past

The Trade Literature Collection at the National Museum of American History Library includes a number of school related trade catalogs. This catalog by J. L. Hammett entitled Illustrated Catalogue of School Merchandise 1872-1873 w/1874 cover and price list of school furniture includes desks and chairs for students and teachers. Some of the desk styles have a chair attached to a desk while others have a separate desk and chair.

New and Notable-National Air and Space Museum Library

Here are some of the newest additions to the National Air and Space Museum Library collection.

New and Notable—Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum Library

The Libraries would like to highlight some new titles that have been added recently to the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum Library.

Cutest Assemblages of Electrons

It’s not only e-books that are electron-rich. Books are jam-packed with electrons, too! Plus, books can be cute, intriguing, glamorous … we could go on … and they have inspired lots of artists.

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