Professors Montgomery and Leonard

Team progress, and notes for next week 4/23

Thanks for a productive class today. All teams are making good progress. As always, reach out with questions or concerns via email or during office hours.

Here are links to a few of the information resources we discussed:

NYC Then & Now – compare arial photographs between 1924-2018 – historical photos from the NYPL, geocoded

NYPL Map Warper – historical maps overlaid onto the contemporary street grid, especially strong for fire insurance maps; see also NYC fire insurance, topographic, and property maps

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (1841-1963) and other historical digitized newspapers, free from the Brooklyn Public Library

What did I forget? Let me know in the comments.

Outlines are due on 4/23 and annotated bibliographies on 4/30; please post or share your draft outline before Thursday’s meeting to get feedback from Prof. Montgomery and me. See guidelines for each assignment. The OWL offers good advice and examples for outline and annotated bibliography assignments as well.

Please take 5 minutes and fill out the mid-term survey to offer some feedback on how we can make the class better. It’s available until Tuesday 4/21.

Take care and be well, everyone.


  1. Ronella Parma

    Hello Professor Leonard,
    How should we submit our outline? Our powerpoint is too large to upload as media and uploading a zip file is not allowed.

    • Anne Leonard

      hi Ronella,

      Great question – thanks for getting in touch. Post the outline as a new post or a page on the project site.
      Save as PDF, then save that PDF as a reduced file size PDF. If that does not work, you could try exporting it from ppt as .rtf though that may be messy to clean up as line breaks may be lost and weird characters may appear.
      If none of this works, let me know and I will send a dropbox link.

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