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July 3, 2007

New Finding Aids Online

The M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives' has added the following online finding aids to its Web site. Additional information about each collection is available through the appropriate links.

Lou Ismay Papers
The papers of Lou Ismay, environmentalist, labor activist, and educator include material related to the struggle over environmental issues facing the Capital Region and upstate New York. The collection material document University at Albany programs and groups including Environmental Studies Program, the Environmental Forum, and Protect Your Environment Club (PYE).

Karl Pribram Papers
The collection includes include diaries, documents, correspondence, manuscripts, notes and publications of Karl Pribram, an Austrian-born economist who escaped the Nazi regime in 1934 and later worked at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Social Security Board and the U.S. Tariff Commission. The bulk of the collection consists of Pribram’s writings, both in manuscript and published form, on labor, housing, unemployment and the history of economic thought.

Eugen(e) Spiro Papers
Eugen(e) Spiro, portrait and landscape painter, graphic artist and illustrator, is best known for his portraits of Thomas Mann, Richard Strauss, and perhaps his most well-known portrait is his 1941 rendering of the émigré physicist Albert Einstein. His paintings hang in many museums worldwide including the National Galerie in Berlin, the Musée Nationale d’Art Moderne in Paris, the Bezelle Museum in Jerusalem and the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. The papers include correspondence related to Spiro’s artwork, including letters from many of the individuals he sketched.

Geof Huth Papers,
Geof Huth, MLS ’89, artist and archivist, has been active in the international visual poetry field since 1985, and has produced a wide variety of language-based art since that time, including poetry, visual poetry, fiction, essays, and creative dictionaries. Huth is a well known authority on visual poetry and has spent years writing visual poetry criticism and theory, most of it published to his weblog, dbqp: visualizing poetics. Huth is an active micropublisher, releasing small publications in small editions, first through his micropress dbqp, which publishes language, visual, and conceptual poetry, comics, prose, and other artistic and usually minimalist works.