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Special Collections Manager
Michael has been at the Pratt for almost five years but has only just begun exploring its Special Collections. Before deciding he'd head for the library world instead, he got an MA in philosophy from The Catholic University of America. He loves philosophy of course, and poetry, comic books, and traveling. He shares stories about the unusual and interesting things he finds in Special Collections.
- Exhibiting An Original Lincoln Document at Central Library
Last Tuesday (February 12) was Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, and in celebration we decided we wanted to try something new. The Library has always been lucky enough to have gracious supporters, and over the ...more
- Really Old Greeting Cards Are Cool
Let’s be honest, some of the things we do at work are done because we’re deeply interested in the topic and some things are just done. We’ve got work to do, and not everything can always be absolutely ...more
- War Posters Collection
One of my favorite collections at the Pratt is the War Posters Collection. Not being a war buff, and not being any kind of expert on early 20th century history, it surprised me a bit at how much I liked ...more
- New App: Explore Baltimore Heritage
The Pratt Library and several other local institutions have been working with Baltimore Heritage the last several months on an exciting new project. Their new Explore Baltimore Heritage app and website ...more
- Researching Beer at the Pratt
I’ve been helping a couple researchers find things about beer this week. Mostly about the history of brewing, social customs, where people drank (everywhere), what people drank (everything) and whether ...more