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The Ready Ones: American Children, World War II, and Propaganda

This Spring I had the opportunity as a graduate student to curate the exhibit, The Ready Ones: American Children, World War II, and Propaganda for my master's thesis project. It will be on display from January 25th until May 16th. There will be a public reception on March 17th at 4 pm. … Continue reading


New Additions to the John Hough James Manuscript Collections

The Miami University Libraries Walter Havighurst Special Collections and Archives received several John Hough James manuscript letters from a generous donor, Mr. Arthur F. Humphrey III. The letters consist of personal correspondence, land deeds, and a court case. John Hough James (1800-1881) was a native of Urbana, Ohio and a graduate of Cincinnati College. He was a lawyer, banker, railroad builder, scientific farmer and stockbreeder, legislator, politician, editor, lecturer and writer. … Continue reading


Custom Enclosures: Diane Stemper Artist Books

Preservation constructs numerous boxes and enclosures for Special Collections materials. In fact, in 2014 we made over 400 boxes for special collections materials. Occasionally we will receive an item that needs a little bit more than a normal box can provide. Usually these items are extra fragile or oddly shaped, and need a customized box to help support and protect the item. … Continue reading


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Mark your calendars! Spring Exhibit Reception Tuesday, March 17, 4-6 p.m., King Library. Free and open to the public.

Our 2015 Spring Exhibit The Ready Ones: American Children, World War II, and Propaganda is now open!

The Miami University and Western College Memorial Archives have moved their digital records to a new ArchivesSpace platform.