On Tuesday, Oct. 8 in the Library (Building 1L), Room 216 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm, author and historian Barnett Shepherd will present a slide-illustrated lecture about his upcoming book, Staten Island Scenery: Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Photographs, 1679-1900, which will feature more than 162 images of Staten Island’s landscape before 1900, some of which have never been published.

The program is being held in conjunction with the observance of Archives Week. Archives Week is observed nationally during the month of October to celebrate and promote the rich documentary heritage of our nation and the importance of archival and historical records to our lives. Through exhibitions, lectures, programs, receptions, and other events, the public is invited to archival repositories to get a glimpse of the letters, journals, and other materials that historians use in the writing of history.

 This event is CLUE certified.