As hundreds of staff and students went on #dmuglobal’s second trip to New York despite the disruptive weather bomb and the cancellation of many flights — and for all those that didn’t make it we’re pleased to know that a summer trip has now been scheduled — we thought we’d have a search through our collections to see what Big Apple-inspired items we could find.
To launch DMU’s involvement in the UN Together Campaign, which aims to offer worldwide support to refugees, students attended a summit held at the United Nations Headquarters located in the Turtle Bay area of Manhattan. To mark the occasion, here is an image from the Illustrated London News showing the newly-opened assembly chamber in 1952.
No trip to New York would be complete without a trip to the harbour and Liberty Island to take in the Statue of Liberty. As a gift from France, the statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and built by Gustave Eiffel arrived in sections in 1885 but didn’t have its official inauguration and dedication ceremony until October 28th, 1886:
Some other examples of U.S. landmarks and architectural features can be found in our Art Design and Architecture rare books section, such as this article on the Embassy Suites hotel in Times Square.
From landscape and architecture to some New York culture next, starting with a little bit of sporting history and three famous New York teams, The Giants, The Mets, and The Yankees.
Founded in 1962, the New York Mets are a professional baseball team hailing from the Queens Borough of the city.
And we also have a book on their rivals, from the Bronx, the New York Yankees, founded in 1901.
Now on to some literature and journalism from the Briggs-Blake-Zurbrugg Memorial Library.
And just in case you do find yourself in a new social situation Wharton-style this Etiquette for Ladies, compiled by a Lady of New York in 1844 may come in handy… or not.
And for our final jaunt around the Big Apple some examples and images from our Photographers Gallery Library.
What an epic journey through our rare books. I almost feel like I’ve been to New York myself… almost!
Wishing all our staff and students a safe journey home.
All of the books included in this post, and many more in Special Collections, can be found on the main library catalogue.