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Labor History Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Hornbake Library Friday, May 1, 1:30 – 4:30 pm Join a community interested in promoting labor history by editing the popular online encyclopedia Wikipedia. Part celebration and part workshop, Edit-a-Thons are organized around a single topic as a means to build awareness and community.  We’ll draw content from labor-related collections at the University of Maryland, including […]

American Archive of Public Broadcasting Launches New Website

Local radio and television records from public media stations across the country to be made available to the public A new website, americanarchive.org, provides the public with access to a collection of American public radio and television content dating back to the 1950s. These audio and video materials, created by more than 120 public broadcasting […]

New Exhibit: Civil Rights and Labor: in the United States, in Poland, and in South Africa

New Exhibit: Civil Rights and Labor…in the United States, in Poland, and in South Africa Labor unions have long been advocates for equality in the workplace, civil rights and worker’s rights, however this wasn’t always the case before the AFL and CIO merged in 1955.  Understanding civil rights is still evolving today, as we see in current […]

Symposium: Organizing for Power and Workers’ Rights in the 21st Century

Symposium: Organizing for Power and Workers’ Rights in the 21st Century

We are pleased to announce a symposium and introduction to our very special labor archives. See specific information about the symposium below: On March 5, 2015, the Center for the History of the New America at the University of Maryland will host a symposium exploring workers and organizing in the twenty-first century.  The symposium will […]

Announcing “A Colony in Crisis”

Announcing “A Colony in Crisis”

We are happy to announce the debut of the Colony in Crisis website, where you will find a collection of digitized and translated French pamphlets dealing with the Saint-Domingue grain shortage of 1789. To facilitate access to each pamphlet, we have brought together the French original, a brief historical introduction, and a translation. While the […]

Books Published Before 1850 in Special Collections and University Archives

Books Published Before 1850 in Special Collections and University Archives

The history of the book class being offered through the iSchool at the University of Maryland often has a class assignment requiring students to compare a pre-1850 book with its more modern equivalent. It gives students the opportunity to examine differences in binding, paper, size, and many more details that distinguishes books produced in different eras. They are able […]

Updates from Mass Media and Culture, in Special Collections

Read the latest from staff in Mass Media and Culture. Transmitter Spring 2014

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