Join us for the College of Staten Island Archives History Day presentation: “The Alice Austen Story” with Janice Monger, Executive Director, Alice Austen House on Tuesday, Oct. 20 in the College of Staten Island Library (Building 1L), Room 216 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm.
Staten Island’s Alice Austen (1866-1952) was one of this nation’s earliest and most prolific photographers. Janice Monger will discuss her work and tell the story of her life as an independent woman. Austen traveled extensively, never married (at a time when living as a single woman was considered aberrant), and lived with long-time companion Gertrude Tate for more than 30 years.
This event is being held in conjunction with the observance of Archives Week, which 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.