The only thing better than reading books is coloring them! This week, February 5 – 9, the Archives & Special Collections is participating in #ColorOurCollections, a week-long coloring fest sponsored by the New York Academy of Medicine. Participating institutions use materials from their collections to create coloring pages. Here is a link to the Archives & Special Collections coloring book for this year, featuring images from several 1920s Tamanawas yearbooks. Print them off, color them in, and post them on social media with the #ColorOurCollections hashtag. Tag us on Twitter or Instagram @psarchives so we can see your artwork! Last year there were over one hundred libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions from all over the world that participated in this event. Institutions have contributed coloring pages based on children’s classics, natural history, anatomical atlases, yearbooks, and more.
If our four page coloring book isn’t enough to satisfy your artistic side, check out our coloring book from last year and explore other libraries collections at the #ColorOurCollections website. Happy coloring!
The Archives & Special Collections is open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. or by appointment.
By Sierra Scott