Documenting 2017: Third Grade Archival Video Project

Guest post by Johanna Schein, Gilman Archivist: Over the course of the year, Ms. Reiter’s third grade class has been getting an insider’s look at Gilman School history. By analyzing photographs, objects, and documents in the Gilman Archives, students have learned about Gilman’s past as well as the value of a primary source in research. To culminate the year-long partnership between…

The Evasive Art of Poetry

Guest post by Tickner Writing Fellow Thea Brown: Maybe it’s fitting that National Poetry Month happens in April, full of rain and clinging winter, cut through by bright days of tulips and pink dogwoods. April often can’t decide what it is. Does this “cruelest month” signal transition? Is it a battle? Shifting prelude to May’s more…

Gilman Greyhound & McDonogh Eagle

Happy Birthday, Greyhounds!

Today, June 3rd, marks the 55th birthday of the Gilman “Greyhound”. Here’s a little history of the name, originally published in the Gilman-McDonogh 100th Football Game Program. When a name or a symbol has been around for a while, we start to take it for granted. It’s hard to imagine a time when it didn’t…

Farewell From The Archives

Time seems to have flown by since I joined the school in February of 2015. I’ve taken part in two Alumni Weekends, the 100th Gilman-McDonogh game, made a number of classroom visits, and been peppered by so many questions from you all that I’ve lost count…

Another Madness in March

Guest post by Diane Fuller, Director of Libraries: A bracket-style competition allowed students to vote on the books they like best in four book genres — classics, non-fiction, science fiction and young adult…