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Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 5d 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 · 1W 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...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 3W ago

A Wolfsonian Happy Birthday Tribute to Yellowstone National Park

On this day in history, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the bill that established Yellowstone, America’s first national park. The Wolfsonian–FIU, Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection While Nat...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 1M ago

Counting Cars: New acquisitions to the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection at the Wolfsonian-FIU Library

For several years now, one of our long-time supporters, Frederic A. Sharf has been donating large swaths of his private library to The Wolfsonian-FIU rare book and special collections librar...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 1M ago

Recent Florida International University Class Visits to The Wolfsonian Library

As the spring semester at Florida International University got underway, several professors brought their students to The Wolfsonian museum and research library for presentations on subjects...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 1M ago

All Aboard! Recent Visit to The Wolfsonian by the SSHSA Board Members

On January 21, The Wolfsonian museum hosted a board meeting of the Steamship Historical Society of America.  The event was initiated by SSHSA board members Laurence Miller and Thomas Ragan—b...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 1M ago

Introducing A Very Wolfsonian Excursion to Havana

Last evening I had the great pleasure of attending a Wolfsonian Director’s Circle exclusive “Prelude to a Night in Havana.” It was an evening of Cuban art appreciation, live music and dance,...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 2M ago

TROUBLED U.S.-RUSSIAN RELATIONS, FROM 1917 TO TODAY: A WOLFSONIAN REFLECTION

As the United States prepares to inaugurate a new chief executive, relations with Russia made news this week as outgoing U.S. President Barrack Obama imposed new sanctions and expelled thirt...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 3M ago

Reflections on the Passing of Fidel Castro and the U.S.-Cuba Relationship by Wolfsonian–FIU Chief Librarian Francis Luca

This past Friday evening, President Raul Castro announced on Cuban television the death of his older brother, Fidel. The date was not without historical significance, being the sixtieth anni...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 3M ago

In Praise of Folies: A Wolfsonian Homage to the Folies Bergère

Although the Folies Bergère first opened to the Parisian public as a theatrical venue for light opera and music, pantomime and vaudeville acts in 1869, it was on this date in history that th...