Monthly Archives: November 2017

Christopher Isherwood

McFarlin Special Collections and Archives is home to many collections of author’s personal papers and manuscripts. One such collection is the Christopher Isherwood papers, 1909-1954 (Collection number 1979.012). Isherwood was an English-American author and playwright. He wrote many novels and … Continue reading

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The forgotten heroes: Dogs as soldiers

This November 11th marks the 91st official Armistice Day, better known as Veteran’s Day. The holiday dates back to November 11th, 1926, when Congress adopted a resolution in the summer of that year, requesting that the President honor the day … Continue reading

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Dennis Banks, and the Wounded Knee Occupation

On Sunday, October 29, 2017, the world said goodbye to Dennis James Banks. Dennis Banks, alongside Clyde and Vernon Bellacourt, helped establish the American Indian Movement (AIM) in the 1960s to protest against the treatment of Native Americans. His character … Continue reading

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Muriel Spark announcement

Some good news for work.  We will be lending the National Library of Scotland the manuscripts of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and The Driver’s Seat for their Centenary exhibit, “The International Style of Muriel Spark” on display from … Continue reading

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