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Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 1W ago

The G.I. and Democracy

  In commemoration of the Veterans Day holiday, today’s post will focus on the ideological battle between the forces of interventionism and isolationism in the post-First World War period, a...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 2W ago

Loco for the Locomobile

  The Wolfsonian–FIU, T. M. Cleland Archive, Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection On this day in 1902, the Locomobile Company—named from a combination of “locomotive” and “automobile”—delivered ...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 1M ago

Happy Alaska Day!

Although it is perhaps difficult to imagine today, in 1867, when President Andrew Johnson’s Secretary of State, William Henry Steward, negotiated a sale of Russia’s Alaska territory, the Ame...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 1M ago

Return of the Natives

Earlier this week, Wolfsonian art handlers finished dismantling the library installation America the Beautiful: American Indians and the Promotion of National Parks, and began to put up Sell...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 1M ago

Meet the Fokkers: KLM Founded This Day in History

  Wolfsonian Curator Silvia Barisione providing museum staff with a preview tour of KLM materials exhibited in Modern Dutch Design, November 18, 2016 – June 11, 2017 On this date in 1919, KL...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 1M ago

New Deal Ephemera

While the Caribbean islands and West Coast of Florida bore the brunt of Hurricane Irma’s impact, the storm caused comparatively minor inconveniences here at The Wolfsonian. The threat of the...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 1M ago

FAULT LINES THROUGH TIME

Today’s post comes to you from Sharf Associate Librarian Rochelle Pienn. Ms. Pienn works exclusively with the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection at The Wolfsonian–FIU Library. During a...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 1M ago

A History of Hurricanes

  Sitting in my electricity-less condominium in the wake of Hurricane Irma, I began composing this post in a manner now foreign and unfamiliar: without the use of my laptop. It is hard to re...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 2M ago

The Red Cross in Time of War

On August 22, 1864, the twelve nations attending the Geneva Convention adopted an agreement advocating for the non-partisan care of the sick and wounded in times of war, and recognition of t...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 3M ago

Eureka! Gold Strike Made in the Yukon Territory on this Date in History

  Having exhausted his luck panning for gold in Alaska after its discovery in 1881, a discouraged prospector crossed the Canadian border into the Yukon territory. The Wolfsonian–FIU, Mitchel...