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William Safire Remembered

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

 by Amber Moore, Safire Project Archivist Three years ago today, William Safire passed away in Rockville, Maryland.  In remembrance of him, below is a video broadcasted after his death in 2009. Please click here to view the video.

William Safire article in Fine Books & Collections Magazine

Monday, August 6th, 2012

by Amber Moore, Safire Project Archivist In March, the Special Collections Research Center was approached by the editor of Fine Books and Collections magazine, a printed quarterly that focuses of antiquarian books, maps, archives, prints and fine art for a specialized readership of collectors and librarians, to write a personal essay from the archivist highlighting […]

William Safire: Biographical History

Friday, July 20th, 2012

by Amber Moore, Safire Project Archivist William Lewis Safire was born on December 17, 1929, in New York, NY, to thread merchant Oliver C. and his wife Ida Panish Safir.  (He later added the “e” to his name to help with pronunciation). He graduated from the Bronx High School of Science, a specialized high school […]

“Aha!” Moment in the Archives

Friday, November 11th, 2011

by Amber Moore, Safire Project Archivist “Wow, I can’t believe that I am actually holding a signed copy of Booker T. Washington’s Up From Slavery; he actually held this book in his hand!” I remember thinking this as I examined the black signature on the third page of Washington’s 1901 book.  I looked around for […]