August 26, 2008
- Society Receives NEH Grant, Joins National Digital Newspaper Program
The State Historical Society of Missouri has been chosen by the National Endowment for the Humanities to join a select group of institutions creating a national digital resource of historically significant newspapers. The Society will receive $179,740 to digitize and provide access to 100,000 pages of Missouri newspapers from the period 1880-1920.
- Engelhardt exhibit showcases an exceptional career in the arts and politics
For thirty-five years, 1962-1997, Tom Engelhardt drew cartoons about contemporary issues and events for the editorial page of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Beginning on September 6, a selection of his cartoons on elections during the last third of the twentieth century will be featured in the Society’s Main Galley exhibition Engelhardt on Elections.
- William Woods University: A 160-Year Legacy
The evolution and vibrant history of William Woods University (Fulton) is documented in a large collection recently received at WHMC-Columbia.
- The Drawings of Jerome Fedeli
Jerome Fedeli was one of the most active and respected fresco artists in the Midwest during the later nineteenth century. The Fedeli family donated a collection of more than two hundred drawings to WHMC-Kansas City. The collection consists of 209 sketches, pen and ink, most colored, of designs for murals and interior decorations, forty-six photographs of Fedeli’s work or copies of artwork used for study, various news articles about Fedeli, diplomas and certificates, his marriage record, business cards, a list of correspondence made when he was the Italian consul in Kansas City, a glass plate negative portrait of Fedeli, and the sash and belt from his consul uniform..
- Leonard Hall: Writer, Naturalist, Conservationist, Environmentalist, and Citizen
As the field of environmental awareness attracts unprecedented attention and consideration, the papers of Missouri’s own Leonard Hall, available at the Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Rolla, offer rich opportunities for study.
- Newly Processed Holdings Highlight St. Louis Labor and Women’s History
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union — The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America helped transform the industrial work environment.
International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union — In 1900 the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union was formed in New York City in response to deplorable and dangerous conditions.
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom — founded on April 28, 1915, when a group of women met in an international congress at The Hague, Netherlands, to protest the atrocities of World War I.
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