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Color Our Collections

If you’ve visited us in person, you know that we have a strict pencils-only rule in the reading room.  But starting this weekend, we want you to have your colored pencils, markers, crayons, gel pens, and paints at the ready. Special collections libraries and archives around the world are teaming up to provide coloring pages scanned from historic materials all week.

We’re joining in the fun with a coloring station in Ellis Library, where we’ll unveil several new coloring pages each day from Monday through Friday. And don’t worry – they’re right here online for those of you who can’t make it in person. Click below to download.

Color Our Collections Coloring Book

Share your artwork with us on Twitter or Facebook, or with the tag #ColorOurCollections, and check with us for daily updates.  Be sure to check out what other libraries have on offer too – especially the project sponsors New York Academy of Medicine and BioDiversity Heritage Library.



Kelli Hansen

Kelli Hansen is head of the Special Collections and Rare Books department.