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A War in Perspective, 1898-1998: Public Appeals, Memory and the Spanish-American Conflict



Thanks to the chiefs, curators, and staff of the following New York Public Library collections for their advice in the selection of materials for the exhibition:

Center for the Humanities: General Research Division; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Map Division; Photography Collection and Print Collection of the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs; Rare Books Division; United States History, Local History and Genealogy Division

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts: Music Division; Rodgers & Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture: Art and Artifacts Division; General Research and Reference Division; Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division; Photographs and Prints Division

The Library is also grateful to the following institutions and individuals who lent materials and reproductions for the exhibition: Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid; Hemeroteca Municipal de Madrid; Ministerio de Educación y Cultura, Archivo General de Indias de Sevilla; The Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division; The New-York Historical Society, New York; The New York Times; Diana Lachatanere; Eloy Silva Fonseca; and a private collector.

For assistance with the audiovisual elements, we thank:

Jerry Carlson and the staff of City University Television (CUNY-TV) for editorial and technical assistance in the preparation of the film component of the exhibition.

Don McCormick, Chief, and Adrian Cosentini, Chief Engineer, of the Library’s Rodgers & Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound for their advice and guidance in the planning and creation of the music listening station; the CD was digitally recorded and mastered by Mr. Cosentini. Thanks to Marco Rizo, Rafael Rodríguez, and Benjamin Lapidus for additional advice and suggestions. We also appreciate the willingness of the Consulate General of Spain in New York, Rafael Rodríguez, and the Ph.D. Program in Ethnomusicology, Graduate School, City University of New York, to make recordings from their collections available to us.

The curator would like to extend personal thanks to the following:

For collaboration and advice: Reynaldo Alejandro, José Manuel Allendesalazar, Jerry Carlson, Adrian Cosentini, Ada Ferrer, José Gosalvez Lara, Bert Hansen, Denise Hibay, Benjamin Lapidus, Don McCormick, Glenn May, David Nasaw, Isabel Ortega, Federico Palomera, Marco Rizo, Laura Rodríguez, Rafael Rodríguez, Sylvester Salcedo, Nicolás Sánchez-Albornoz, Araceli Sánchez-Pińol, Carlos Serrano, Stephen Sokol, José Soto, Juan Sunyé, and the students of his colloquium on Cuba at the Graduate School, CUNY.

For assistance and advice in preparation of the exhibition: Barbara Bergeron, Jeanne Bornstein, Holland Goss, Meg Maher, Jean Mihich, Megan Bongiovanni, and Caryn Gedell for assistance with the organization and text; Myriam de Arteni for conservation of the materials; Barbara Suhr, Kara Van Woerden, Cynthia Silva, Judith Ribicoff, Ilse de Graaff, Brad Johnson, Tom Moran, Michael Mikulay, Carmen Schilaci, and Jonnyka Bormann for design, installation, and preparation; and to David Cronin, Manager, Public Programs, and Susan Rabbiner, Assistant Manager, Exhibitions Program.

IntroductionChronology | Part I: Antecedents, 1895-1898 | Part II: Public Appeals, 1898 | Part III: Popular Participation, 1898-1899 | Part IV: Public Memories Part V: Historical PerspectivesAudiovisual Components | Exhibition Checklist | AcknowledgmentsSuggested Reading /About the Library Shop | Related Exhibits/Spanish American War Websites of Interest | Exhibition home page

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