Allow me to get a little nerdy on you this afternoon. I've just made a research appointment to spend tomorrow morning digging in the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute here in the special collections library at The Ohio State University. My dissertation is probably going to address popular entertainment including burlesque and sideshows and I am especially tickled by all the amazing photographs housed in the Charles H. McCaghy Collection of Exotic Dance from Burlesque to Clubs. As a graduate student, I worked in special collections a few years ago and I got to do some archival work on burlesque performers. I get a little giddy every time I see stuff like this. Thought I'd show you a couple of the cigarette cards from the archive. You can see all of them online here.
Eva Bartholdi, 1890. Charles H. McCaghy Collection of Exotic Dance from Burlesque to Clubs. Ohio State University. Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute. PHOTO CREDIT.
Ohio State University. Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute. PHOTO CREDIT.
If you're interested in archival materials, I encourage you to check out your nearest university library. Many of them have special collection libraries and archives. Tons and tons of untouched knowledge just waiting for someone to come along and find it!
So there you go...a peek into my life as a PhD student. Anything you're passionately nerdy about?
PS: I normally encouraging pinning or photo-sharing but please don't pin these two photos since they are not my property and I don't want to infringe on copyright.