Behind the scenes Back to all Stories Behind the Scenes Biography A remote dramaby Angela Dunstan A Library fellowship uncovered an archive of emotion in the correspondence of Henry Parkes and Thomas Woolner. Behind the Scenes Biography Women of the Libraryby Maggie PattonThe Library celebrates International Women's Day by honouring the legacy of female Librarians. Art and Design Behind the Scenes The Iron Churchby Geoff BarkerFor over 50 years, the site next to the New South Wales Parliament on Macquarie Street was occupied by one of the Colony's more unusual pieces of architecture. Behind the Scenes Origins of the State Library of New South Wales 1826 - 1869by Geoff BarkerBetween 1826 and 1869 the Australian Subscription Library was reshaped into a Free Public Library. Behind the Scenes Libraries building communitiesby Kristin TwomeyWinner of the 2017 Jean Arnot Memorial Fellowship essay by Kristin Twomey on the importance of libraries as information, educational, cultural and social institutions assisting to build local communities. Behind the Scenes Biography Photography Boy oh boy!by Cathy PerkinsIn 25 years at the State Library, our Curator of Photographs has seen four people cry. Behind the Scenes Literature Shakespeare at the LibraryDiscover the fascinating story behind Shakespeare's First Folio and other stories featuring Shakespeare in the Library. Art and Design Behind the Scenes The Library’s digitised collections showcased by Google’s Cultural InstituteIn 2015 the Library began sharing some of its digitised collections on Google’s Cultural Institute. Behind the Scenes Exploration Mapping The Dixson map collectionExplore the extensive collection of 16th to 20th century maps donated by Sir William Dixson. Behind the Scenes Success story: the Mitchell campaignA passionate group of benefactors collaborated to support the refurbishment of the ground floor of the Mitchell wing.