The Family Archive

This project is a makeshift family archive. I am preserving some fragile and/or significant family records, as well as documenting how I’m preserving them.

The project is ongoing, and will be updated regularly.

Elinor Bolger (nee Parks)

Elinor Bolger is my paternal grandmother. I first started collecting records about her when I discovered that her alma mater, St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn, NY, had digitized and made freely available all of their students yearbooks, literary magazines, and alumnae newsletters.

A few years ago, I discovered a photograph album of hers in our garage. The paper is extremely fragile, so I am in the process of scanning both the pages (which have valuable and informative captions), and the photos. As I preserve this album, I will gradually add supplemental information on the people, places, and allusions in her photos and captions.

She called her album, Studies in Art (after Rembrandt, Whistler, Turner, Miller, etc.), so that’s the title I will use for the album.


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Studies in Art, with my comments [PDF]

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