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Oct 28, 2014

On October 30th, archivists around the country will take to Twitter to respond to questions tweeted with the hashtag #AskAnArchivist.

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Posted by Pamela Pierce on Oct 28, 2014 in Upcoming Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Serious Cartooning: A Suggestion to the Buffalo Exposition;-Let Us Have a Chamber of Female Horrors

Oct 27, 2014

This Puck cartoon was published in April 1901, the month before the Pan-American Exposition opened in Buffalo. John Bull, a personification of Great Britain, and Uncle Sam walk a group of world leaders through “a chamber of female horrors.”

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Posted by Pamela Pierce on Oct 27, 2014 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Writing Books and Biting Crooks

Oct 21, 2014

Published in 1933, A Book of Americans takes on figures ranging from the “Indian” to Johnny Appleseed and Sam Houston. The poem dedicated to T.R. falls squarely between Robert Peary and Woodrow Wilson. Each poetic tribute is also accompanied by a woodcut illustration.

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Posted by Pamela Pierce on Oct 21, 2014 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Roosevelt's Contemporaries: Frederick Jackson Turner

Oct 20, 2014

Frederick Jackson Turner was born on the rapidly diminishing Wisconsin frontier on November 14, 1861.

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Posted by Grant Carlson on Oct 20, 2014 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Teddy Roosevelt & Leonard Wood: Partners in Command

Oct 13, 2014

In Teddy Roosevelt & Leonard Wood: Partners in Command, John S.D. Eisenhower displays his deep fascination with presidential and military history.

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Posted by Pamela Pierce on Oct 13, 2014 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Stereographs: Early 3-D Viewing

Oct 08, 2014

Stereographs became popular in the 1850s, before the dawn of movies, but they were an early step at transporting the viewer away from a current moment and place.

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Posted by Pamela Pierce on Oct 08, 2014 in Digital Library  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

In His Own Words: TR Observes Barn Swallows

Oct 07, 2014

A young Theodore Roosevelt observes a migrating flock of barn swallows in his Notes on Natural History.

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Posted by Pamela Pierce on Oct 07, 2014 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

The Virginian and Reading

Oct 01, 2014

Books and reading occupy a central place in the story of The Virginian.

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Posted by Pamela Pierce on Oct 01, 2014 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post