Saturday, March 27, 2010

Catskill Institute (NY-USA) Updates Website

Many of us either grew up going to the Catskill Mountains in New
York State or have family that lived there. The Catskill Institute
website has been updated and currently covers Sullivan and
Ulster Counties. Thousands of items from the Catskills Institute
Archives have been scanned in at high resolution, and accompanying
metadata provides useful background information. You can search
for all sort of materials by hotel or bungalow colony name, by
type of object (e.g. menu, postcard, stationery), or by thumbnail.
A new feature is the postcard artistry of Alfred Landis.
The bulletin board has an automatic posting mechanism for
your queries. Enjoy this new archive/website that preserves
the glorious legacy of the Jewish Catskills.http://catskills.brown.edu/

Phil Brown, president of the Catskill Institute advises that much of
this is due to Brown University and its support through the Scholarly
Technology Group and the Center for Digital Scholarship.

Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA

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