This collection includes one Early Italian manuscript, 'Medici Antiqui,' published ca. 1547, with annotations by Nicolas de Nancel and Michel de la Vigne, two 16th-century French physicians and scholars.
Following WWII, the government of Albania centered itself on isolationist politics, which separated the country from not only political, but also cultural influences of others. This caused Albanian culture, including film, to follow a strict set of ideologies and aesthetics. Despite media restrictions and enforced censorship, Albanian filmmakers created and shared stories, defining a distinct approach to creating films. The Albanian National Film Archive (AQSHF) has digitized a curated selection of materials from the photographic and graphic art collections that includes costume and set design sketches, animation slides and production stills, allowing viewers to trace the journey of Albanian visual artists. Digitized as part of the Modern Endangered Archives Program.
Aldous Leonard Huxley (1894-1963) was a prolific writer of novels, essays, poetry, criticism, and screenplays. The Aldous Huxley Papers portion of the collection consists correspondence between Aldous Huxley and publishers Harper & Row, personal correspondence, holographic notes, literary manuscripts and personal effects. Laura Archera Huxley (1911-2007) was a musician, author, psychological counselor and lecturer. The materials in the collection that comprise the personal papers of Laura Archer Huxley include personal correspondence, holographic and typewritten notes, manuscripts, collected articles and clippings and interviews. As well, there are photographs and audiovisual recordings of both Aldous Huxley and Laura Archera Huxley.
Maud Allan (1883-1956) was a interpretive dancer. She made her performing debut in Vienna (1903) and was best known for her solo performance in The vision of Salome (1908). She toured India (1913), Southeast Asia (1913 and 1923), South America (1919-1920), and the U.S. The collection contains manuscripts, photographs, postcard albums, books, ephemera, and a scrapbook related to Allan's life and career.