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Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 5d ago

The GI Bill: America’s Promise to the Citizen-Soldier

The Wolfsonian–FIU, Gift of Leonard Lauder Today’s post was inspired by an anniversary: the signing of the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act (or G.I. Bill) by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 2W ago

Much Ado about Mummies

Today’s blog post comes to you courtesy of Sharf Associate Librarian Rochelle Pienn. Pienn has been processing and cataloging a treasure-trove of rare books, photograph albums, and ephemeral...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 1M ago

Out From The Shadows: Pulp Periodicals And Paperbacks

The Wolfsonian–FIU, Gift of Vicki Gold Levi Earlier this month, four Florida International University undergraduate students taking my America & Movies course elected to curate a library ins...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 1M ago

Making Progress, Work: FDR’s Executive Order Creates the Works Progress Administration

The Wolfsonian–FIU, Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection Having taught a number of classes on the Great Depression and New Deal era for the History Department at Florida International University...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 2M ago

The Rolls-Royce “Art Drive” Makes a Stop at The Wolfsonian

On April 22, 1933, the co-founder of the most famous British luxury automobile company, Frederick Henry Royce, passed away. It was soon after purchasing his first car in the early 1900s that...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 2M ago

Unhappy Anniversary: The Sinking of the Unsinkable Titanic

https://youtu.be/FSGeskFzE0s ANew CGI of How Titanic Sank / Titanc 100, courtesy of National Geographic At 2:20am on this date in 1912, the unthinkable happened. The “unsinkable” British oce...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 2M ago

Back to Work with the New Deal

A couple weeks ago, more than forty students from F. S. Tucker Elementary visited The Wolfsonian and our rare book and special collections library as part of a field trip organized by their ...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 2M ago

UNSEEN WILLIAM H. BRADLEY WORKS IN THE COLLECTIONS OF THE WOLFSONIAN-FIU LIBRARY

Wolfsonian associate librarian Nicolae Harsanyi curated the library’s latest installation featuring the graphic artwork of William (“Bill”) Bradley, who has been credited with popularizing A...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 3M ago

Tuned In: RadioFest at The Wolfsonian

This past weekend, The Wolfsonian–FIU partnered with public radio station WLRN Public Media in hosting a festival celebrating the impact of radio in transforming the world. The festivities i...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 3M ago

Parlez-Vous Francais? Visit to The Wolfsonian by FIU Professor and French Club

This past Saturday, The Wolfsonian rare book and special collections library hosted thirteen members of Florida International University’s French club, arranged by Modern Languages Professor...