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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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Glenn David Brasher 17h
I interviewed some of the National Park Service public historians about the impact of the shutdown on themselves and their NPS sites. Here's what they told me. … …
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Dr K. Franck Jan 15
At Reader Registration room. Me: My title has changed. Female Employee: Oh, Doctor or Professor? Me: *😍😍😍* Doctor. People always assume I mean I got married. Employee: Not here.
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Rebecca Baumann Jan 7
This story wasn’t “lost.” It is at ⁦⁩, where it is described in a detailed finding aid. It wasn’t “stumbled upon.” It was given to the researcher by librarians.
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Elaine Showalter Jan 3
Remembrance of much-loved women’s magazines. First were Charm, Seventeen, Glamour, Mademoiselle:Sylvia Plath and Diane Johnson were on the College Board. Places for women’s writing as well as clothes.
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Eighteen x 18 Jan 3
The first two Native women are now officially sworn in as members of Congress. This is sisterhood.
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Dr. Keisha N. Blain Dec 28
Thanks, , for your all-white list of offering insights on 2018! Here's a thread of some other historians in the United States who you did not know existed. I'll start with a few & others will contribute to the thread to help you out.
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Josh Fitzgerald Dec 28
2018 Was the Year Historians Went Viral on Twitter. Here’s How They Made Their Fantastic Threads.
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Moorland-Spingarn Dec 26
RIP to noted historian, founder of the association of black women historians and Howard alum Rosalyn Terborg-Penn. We thank you for your tireless efforts in support of black women’s history and African American History
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Suffrage Postcards Dec 25
Happy Holidays from The Suffrage Postcard Project!
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John Fugelsang Nov 21
Dude, they invited a historian to speak. And historians are gonna pulverize you harder than every comedian on their best day.
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American Experience Nov 5
Susan B. Anthony was charged a fine of $100 in 1872 for attempting to vote in the presidential election. (📷: )
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Eric Lancaster Sep 22
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Lynn Downey Oct 19
Shame on you Capital One for the stereotypical and outdated portrayal of a librarian in your TV commercial. Hasn't anyone at your company been to a library lately? Drag yourselves into the 21st century, people.
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Lynn Downey Oct 14
For my next book, about the Vulture Mine and Vulture City outside of Wickenburg, Arizona, I'm also tracking down trivia about vultures. When they are flying around in a group looking for road kill they are called a "kettle." Who thought that word up?
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Lynn Downey Oct 14
Fun podcast about denim and jeans, which also features a few words from me.
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Amy Stewart Sep 24
“What does one feel that leads one to light out? A restlessness? A sense that one does not fit in? A desire for revision? A sense that somewhere else life could be better? All these seem to me to be the field marks of creative personalities.” Read on:
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Dr Jo Ball Sep 17
The major roads of the Empire, presented in a tube-style map by , just an amazing way to envision the logistics of the ancient world (while noting that many journeys would be made by sea for preference)
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Benjamin Hochman Sep 14
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Maya Wiley Sep 9
For every woman called “emotional” for being angry abt a sexist incident, retweet. For every woman told you were not qualified to do a job you were qualified to do, retweet this. For every woman on a job abt something you knew more abt, retweet this.
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