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One of our strongest (and certainly most beautiful) collecting areas focuses on costume design, specifically for Broadway and for the various Paris music halls.  

The heart of our costume design collections are the papers of Freddy Wittop (b.1911- d.2001).  Wittop designed for many venues, including the Folies Bergère.  Our collections of Wittop’s designs include not only an extensive holding of his original design artwork, but also his sketchbooks and slides of designs and productions, research material, awards, playbills, and genuine costumes from several of Wittop’s productions.

Beyond the Wittop materials, our extensive Paris Music Hall collection encompasses over 6,000 original renderings of costume designs and 1,000 original renderings of curtain designs from the fabulous music halls of Paris from the first decades of the 20th century.  Included in this collection are original designs from such eminent designers such as Erté, Serge Kojan, Alex Shanks, José Zamora, and Zig, as well as more materials from Freddy Wittop.

Both the Freddy Wittop collection (MS2727) and the Paris Music Hall collection (MS714) are open for research and study.  The designs featured with this post are both from the Freddy Wittop collection.

anonymous asked:

what books/reading do you suggest to learn more about bpd?

i tried to find as many for you as i could, lol. i suggest a mix of articles/books and people’s blogs, just so you can hear a range of stances, from professional, medical, and people living with it.

i’m usually linking to specific articles, but they often have other articles within the websites. in addition, if you’re getting into it, i’d search databases you have access to through school, universities, and public libraries. medical journals and such are surprisingly helpful if you’re interested in deeply researching something. i’d reference only those, partly bc i know those are peer reviewed, but i don’t know how many you’d be able to access.


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disclaimer i dont like books that are like “surviving a bpd relationship” gtfo w that crappage.

  • Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder by valerie porr (i just realized i stole this from the library. oops. this book is sympathetic to ppl with bpd and to family and friends. it’s packed with info and imagery. it is helpful.)
  • Lost in the Mirror by richard moskovitz (im reading this one right now and i like it. it does have that doctor attitude of “my patients” that makes him seem pretentious, but i still have been enjoying it as much as i could, reading a bpd book.)
  • The Buddha & the Borderline by kiera van gelder (i’ve been meaning to read this for ages! this is the memoir of a woman with her bpd and her fight against it. reviews say it has textbook-like portions,but i think it’s very helpful to understand what bpd is and how someone lives)
  • I Hate You–Don’t Leave Me by jerold kreisman (i havent read this, but there are many good reviews… but mostly for ppl who know someone with bpd?)
  • Sometimes I Act Crazy by the same dude and basically the same thing, mostly for ppl who know someone with bpd
  • The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide by Alexander Chapman by blaise aguirre
  • Coping With Bpd : Dbt and Cbt Skills to Soothe the Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder (i mean, this book is okay but not incredibly in depth. the therapy skills vaguely annoy me bc they’re not brand new, but if you haven’t looked into coping and thinking skills, it will probably be helpful)

hope that helps, dude, let me know if anyone has any additions or questions x


8-9/100 days of productivity
Yesterday I was productive in another way, meaning I cleaned my room, did some reading and went to see the flat I might me renting for the next year. Today I finally started writing my essay ft. listening to Hamilton soundtrack and eating rice with roasted sweet potato and broccoli and guacamole! This happens when I have four hours between classes and decide to spend them in a productive way.

Gain more knowledge. Grow your mental ability. Read, read, read. Don’t just watch TV and movies. Virtually all highly successful people do some form of daily educational reading. Regardless of what they read, they make sure it contains useful and meaningful information from which they can benefit from in the long run. Statistics show that the average person reads less than 1 book per year. If you could read 1 book per week, that would mean about 52 books per year. Now imagine what an advantage that will give you over everyone else. 


28.09.16 Two hour study session in the library! Making sure I’ve got all the books I need in a list so I can go get them later, but I’ve already picked up Marx’s theory of history. This library gives me chills and also I feel like I’m at hogwarts. I hope it never wears off. I played quidditch today for the first time too! Really fun - I scored a goal and tackled two people to the ground! Bake off tonight and then to the pub! Xxxxx emily