NYPL Map Division visit this Thursday, March 14

In class we learned about qualitative and quantitative research methods, including observation, interviewing, and surveying, from Prof. Maura Smale of the library. Slides from her talk will be posted soon are here. We reviewed the midterm presentation guidelines. Midterms are individual presentations of 7-10 minutes that take place in class on March 26 and March 28.

This Thursday is our class visit to the Map Division and Local History Division of the New York Public Library, 476 Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street. We will meet at 3pm in front of the Map Room, room 117. Please come prepared to study, sketch, document, and take notes about historical maps and other documents with pencils/sketchbooks, your charged cellphone, and a printed copy of the site report #2 template. Consider the research questions you recorded on your site report #1 and we revised and discussed in class Tuesday.

The Schwarzman Building of the New York Public Library is located in midtown Manhattan, at 476 Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street. Take the B, D, F, M or 7 trains to the Bryant Park station, the 4, 5, or 6 trains to Grand Central, or the 1, 2, 3, Q, N, or R to Times Square.

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