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Lynn Downey
Historian, archivist, desert rat. Author of “Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World” and the forthcoming “Life in a Lung Resort."
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Lynn Downey Jun 28
Thrilled to announce that the University of Oklahoma Press will publish my next book, "Life in a Lung Resort," the story of California's Arequipa Tuberculosis Sanatorium for women, and the years my grandmother spent there chasing the cure.
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PRI's The World Jun 19
Forced family separations are nothing new in America. Just ask Indigenous Americans.
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Rockmount Ranch Wear Jun 6
As retail evolves so does Rockmount, which was founded on innovation in 1946 when we introduced the first Western snap shirts. Visit the new to see our entire collection on a platform with a fresh look and improved functionality.
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US National Archives 8 Mar 17
Ira Berlin dedicated one of his books: “To Sara Dunlap Jackson: Archivist Extraordinaire.”
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Native news Jun 2
American Indian Journalist Jenni Monet Found Not Guilty for Trepassing for Standing Rock Coverage
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US National Archives Jun 1
Nothing says like a wood-paneled station wagon, the landscape of the American West, and a sign for a souvenir shop!
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Desert Caballeros May 30
Thanks to grants from the Arizona Historical Records Advisory Board (State of Arizona Research Library) and the @ArizonaHistoricalSociety, a portion of DCWM's historic photo archives are now available to browse online! More will be added in the...
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Shit Academics Say May 28
How to find manuscript typos: 1. Click submit
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Little Green Space May 27
Please RT to ! If you find a grounded and struggling bee, mix sugar with water 30/70 on a spoon to revive it. (Don't give the bee honey as this can spread viruses apparently). Pic via
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Together for Yes May 28
On Friday, we changed our Constitution. Together, we changed Ireland. Thank you.
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Brian Klaas May 27
This is so unbelievably tone deaf, given that public outrage is growing over young kids being forcibly ripped from the arms of their parents at the border — a barbaric policy that Ivanka Trump is complicit in supporting.
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Barbara Ehrenreich May 26
Is it too soon to say that Philip Roth was the epitome of male narcissism?
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Kristen Evans May 23
Dear men, the greatest American novelist is still alive and her name is Toni Morrison
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Lynn Downey May 10
If you're in Cailfornia's Marin County or North Bay, come on down to hear my myth-busting lecture about Levi Strauss on May 21, 6:30pm., at the library's Marin Commons annex.
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NevadaStateMuseumLV May 9
Happy 150th Birthday to the from us down at the southern end of the state! In your honor, we would like to share this photo from our collections! (Stoldal collection, 0014A:0001)
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Krista Mccracken May 9
Thinking about The Newberry's digitization of Lakota artwork. None of the press releases I've read have mentioned any Indigenous collaboration or input on this project. Reminder for archives: Open access is not automatically decolonization.
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National Women's History Project May 5
Women’s role in coastal environmental causes celebrated | Coastwalk California paid tribute this week to a long “herstory” of women’s involvement in protection of the coastline, beginning with the Battle of Bodega Head.
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