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Lynn Downey
Author of Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World and Wickenburg. Archivist, historian, desert rat.
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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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Devin Fitzgerald May 4
Now that I've spent enough time with people in special collections - in addition to moving that way myself - I'm pretty convinced that every academic "discovery" is something a librarian/archivist already knew but didn't have time to get to because *everything else.*
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Lynn Downey May 5
Please help find Dick Golly of Marietta GA, who has dementia and went missing yesterday. His credit card was used near I-20 at the Alabama border today. If you see him call Atlanta police at 404-546-4235. Thank you.
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Lynn Downey May 3
Windrush scandal: a historian on why destroying archives is never a good idea via
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Native news May 3
May 5 is National Day of Awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls
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Lynn Downey May 1
Bob Dylan's face greets me every time I open the door of secure storage in Special Collections at the Sonoma State University Library. He's on the back of a 1971 alternative magazine called PRAXIS: ONE.
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Lynn Downey Apr 30
Wonderful and timely video about the importance of the humanities, now on the website of .
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Lynn Downey Apr 27
Delightful bit of ephemera from the Bill Kortum archives, Sonoma State University Special Collections.
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SuffrageCentennials Apr 26
Centennial news continues for Inez Milholland
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National Archives UK Apr 26
Imagine being the first person to open a letter written 250 years ago. We're partnering with The University of Oldenburg to digitise and catalogue the - around 160,000 undelivered letters seized from captured ships in the 17th-19th centuries.
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Jennifer Schuessler Apr 25
“When done well, ‘history’ and its meaning appears as if it were there all along; historians’ best work can find the lost, make visible the disappeared, and resurrect the dead”: on the need for journalists to properly credit historians
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We're History Apr 23
Happy ! What is your favorite history book? Why is it your favorite? Did it change the way you think about a person, an event, etc.? Is it one you wrote yourself? RT far and wide and let’s get a conversation going about our favorite books!
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Edward T. O'Donnell Apr 21
Why the Pulitzer Prize committee keeps ignoring women’s history
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Cowboy Poetry Apr 18
... A sorry hand is in the way all the time, A good one just once in a while. ... A woman--and cowboy--ahead of her time and a beacon for other working women, we remember Georgie Sicking and her poem "To Be a Top Hand," during this Cowboy Poetry Week
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We're History Apr 18
in 1906, a 7.9 earthquake struck northern Calif., causing massive damage to San Francisco. Fires soon broke out; by the time they were extinguished 3,000 people were dead and 80% of the city destroyed. Still one of the deadliest natural disasters in US history.
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Amy Wright Apr 17
Hero who landed flight was a jet-fighter. Read that headline again & note if you assigned a gender to this pilot. Then note that her name is Tammie Jo Shults. via
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