Month: February 2013

Finding Freedom: Memorializing the Voices of Freedom Summer

Jacky Johnson, Archivist at Western College Memorial Archives, and editor of Finding Freedom: Memorializing the Voices of Freedom Summer (Miami University Press), has compiled the first book to provide detailed information about the Freedom Summer Memorial on the campus of

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Celebrating (and Researching) African American History

Miami University Libraries will be celebrating Black History Month with its 24th Annual African American Read-In on Wednesday, February 20th between 11 and 2 in the Howe Writing Center, located on the first floor of King Library.  Participants in the

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From the Stacks: Robinson Crusoe

One of the most widely published books in history, Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published on April 25, 1719 under the original title The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner: Who

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From the Stacks: How To Go Downstairs

One of the fascinations of the PBS Masterpiece series Downton Abbey is its depiction of the highly-structured world of the servants living below stairs. The Walter Havighurst Special Collections hold some volumes that describe the real world behind the fictional lives of the

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