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Lynn Downey
Writer, historian, archivist, native Californian, Arizona and Nevada history enthusiast, hopeful mystery novelist.
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Lynn Downey Sep 22
America's public lands & oceans are under threat. RT to tell : Save our national !
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John Overholt Sep 20
Wow, what a great article about archives in general and in particular! And a plug for glovelessness!
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Michael Luo Sep 20
The legendary Lillian Ross, who started in 1945, has died.
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PEN America Sep 18
Governments sue public records requesters: "a new way...to hide information, delay disclosure & intimidate critics"
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Lynn Downey Sep 18
Tonight's episode of the Ken Burns Vietnam film will feature Pete Hunting, the war's first civilian casualty.
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Cindy Ecksol Sep 15
Now THIS is why everyone needs an historian at their side. Well, at least philosophically that is :-)
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CalArchivists Sep 11
Check out the latest issue of Acid Free, the magazine of the Los Angeles Archivists Collective!
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Ta-Nehisi Coates Sep 7
Without the historians digging in the trenches, I got nothing. Appreciate all of you. I hope you know it.
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Smithsonian Magazine Sep 7
Culture critic Beth Daniels argues this cartoon moose allowed viewers to reckon with nuclear war.
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Alice Paul Institute Sep 6
Birthday Jane Addams! Addams was a pioneer of the social reform movement and is aptly known as the mother of “Social Work” 1/3
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Virginia Scharff Sep 4
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Jason O. Gilbert Sep 1
In this age of superhero origin stories, I feel like we aren’t focusing enough on the fire ants floating toward that exploded chemical plant
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Ellison Langford Aug 29
This ad epitomizes the disconnect between women workers and the culture they lived in (1/)
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Lynn Downey Aug 22
Replying to @Henry_Lansing
Hi Henry, send me a DM.
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Jessica Strawser Aug 22
Loving the tributes to Dorothy Parker, whose wit was unmatched even in self-doubt. From the archives:
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Richard III Soc CA Aug 22
We have been putting In Memoriam notices in The Globe and Mail newspaper for 51 years. Here is today's.
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Wilderness Society Aug 14
Tell to keep his hands off Giant Sequoia National Monument
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BillMoyers.com Aug 19
To the right wing, efforts to marginalize women are foundational, writes Neal Gabler
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Michael Barbaro Aug 17
As NYer, feel compelled to remind people of how Trump treated treasured pieces of City's history: he bulldozed them.
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Jamil Smith Aug 16
All these folks worried about erasing history when the Confederate statues come down will be thrilled to learn about the existence of books.
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