What’s New at the Tamiment

November 14, 2020

A photograph included in the Fishman papers.

New Tamiment Curator Shannon O’Neill.

In the fall of 2019, Shannon O’Neill joined the Tamiment-Wagner team and NYU Special Collections as the Curator for the Tamiment-Wagner Collections. Prior to NYU, she served as the History Librarian and Director of Archives and Special Collections at Barnard College and as an archivist at the Los Angeles Public Library and the Atlantic City Free Public Library. She holds a BA from NYU and an MLIS from UCLA. Shannon’s professional and scholarly interests include community-based archiving, underrepresented voices and marginalized histories in archives, and the use of primary resource materials in education. She recently celebrated her first anniversary and Tamiment and is eager to work with ALBA on continuing to promote our collections through classes, events, and educational outreach.

Earlier this year, Tamiment and our colleagues at the Library’s Archival Collections Management department published the public finding aid for the Mosess (Moe) Fishman Papers. Researchers can view the finding aid here.

Due to new guidance from the University regarding the reopening of buildings on campus, we are not able to schedule any in-person appointments for external researchers at this time. For those who wanted limited access to our collections, our staff has recently returned to work onsite in a staggered schedule and we are now able to provide remote reference on your behalf. In order to begin assisting you, please create an Aeon account by visiting https://aeon.library.nyu.edu/logon. Please reply to let us know when your account is created and then a member of the Special Collections team will contact you to begin processing your inquiry. Please note that there is a substantial backlog, but our colleagues are doing their best to work through all of the requests.

Feel free to email us at tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu if you have any questions about our collections or if you would like to schedule a virtual class for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Michael Koncewicz is the Michael Nash Research Scholar/Archivist and Ewen Center Coordinator at NYU.