- New York Public Library. Central Administration. Public Education Program
- Call number
- MssArc 5078
- Physical description
- 395 sound recordings (341 audiocassettes and 54 digital files)
- Preferred Citation
- Public Education Program sound recordings, New York Public Library Archives, The New York Public Library
- New York Public Library Archives
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.Restrictions apply
The New York Public Library's Public Education Program (PEP) was established in 1983 as a forum for public lectures, panel discussions, interviews, and performances. Sound recordings in this collection consist of audiocassettes and digital sound files of Public Education Programs that took place at The New York Public Library between 1983 and 2004, most between 1985 and 1988. Included are lectures, panel discussions, and presentations made in conjunction with Library exhibitions. The recordings showcase the diverse topics covered by Library programs, including modern literature, cinema, the history of New York City, current events, and community issues. Annual programs include those sponsored by the Library's Jewish Division, the Pforzheimer Lectures on the history of printing and the book arts, and the Book of the Month Club's "Art and Craft" of writing series. Well-known speakers in these recordings include Toni Morrison, Robert Caro, Alfred Kazin, Allen Ginsberg, Philip Glass, Nat Hentoff, Gore Vidal, Joyce Carol Oates, and Joan Didion, among others.
Using the collection
LocationNew York Public Library Archives
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328
Access to materialsAdvance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Duplication of materials is strictly prohibited.