Smithsonian Libraries Digitizes E.F. Caldwell and Co. Archives
The Metropolitan New York Library Council has given the Smithsonian Institution Libraries a $10,000 grant to digitize one of the Libraries’ most popular archives—the E.F. Caldwell and Co. collection. Caldwell and Co. was America’s premier producer of lighting and other metal objects during the turn of the 20th century through the 1940s. The archives are located in the CooperHewitt National Design Museum Library in New York City. This massive digitization project will feature a database of over 35,000 Caldwell photos and drawings (http://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollections/Caldwell).