Thanks to a generous grant from the Leon Levy Foundation, the BAM Hamm Archives started acquiring BAM-related materials, and it's a blast because the diversity of materials out there is mind blowing. For 150 years, BAM has been the kind of place where Gertrude Stein would appear the same week as Winnie the Pooh...
|BAM members ticket, Wed, Nov 21, 1934|
I began by buying things on ebay, but I found myself losing every bid to Ronald Feiner—who, it turns out, is a board member at BAM. Once we got that straightened out, I let Ron win and now he loans us items from his collection.
We also work with Rodger, a rare book dealer who locates things at ephemera shows and from other dealers.
|Rodger, our dealer|
Sidney Franklin filmed this movie in 1932 a few months after he appeared at BAM:
This is when we shamelessly ask you to go into your parents' or grandparents' basements and attics (or your own) and look for anything related to BAM. 150 years is a very long time and I know there is more fascinating stuff out there. Can you help us find it?