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Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 5d ago

A Transatlantic Voyage to the “Ocean State”

The Wolfsonian–FIU, Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection At the generous behest of our board member, Thomas Ragan, Wolfsonian curator Silvia Barisione and I traveled to Providence, Rhode Island ...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 2W ago

An Equestrian Gallop on Miami Beach

While bicycling to work today, I stopped for a few minutes as a couple of stunning horses emerged from a gigantic tent just before the 22nd Street entrance to Miami Beach. The horses and rid...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 3W ago

Honoring Women and Heckling Hitler

What do a Florida International University history class, a Miami Beach Crypt Cracking event, and Women’s History month all have in common? Each of these have a connection to The Wolfsonian–...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 1M ago

Cruising the French Caribbean aboard the S.S. Wolfsonian

The Wolfsonian’s rare book and special collections library opened its doors to the public and provided tours all day Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3 as part of the Tout-Monde Festival, th...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 1M ago

Celebrating Black History Month

As we mark off the final days of Black History Month, this week’s blog post will focus on a related Wolfsonian event and new acquisitions dealing with African-American history. On January 26...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 2M ago

Amazing Grace

Today’s blog post comes to you courtesy of Genevieve Rossin, a Florida International University History department graduate student researcher here at The Wolfsonian whose position has been ...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 2M ago

From Magazines to Zines

Throughout November and December 2017 and January 2018, 10 teachers and 212 students from 9 Miami-Dade County schools visited The Wolfsonian–FIU to participate in the museum’s third edition ...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 3M ago

Civil Rights and the CPUSA

The role of the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) in forwarding the cause of African-Americans and the early Civil Rights Movement of the 1930s.
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 4M ago

Fair Thee Well

More than 200 Art Basel visitors to Miami Beach took advantage of an opportunity to see a display of rare books, periodicals, and ephemeral items in The Wolfsonian library collection last Fr...
Wolfsonian–FIU Library · 4M ago

Happy Days Are Here Again: Prohibition Repealed This Day In 1933

After thirteen “dry” years, on this day in history in 1933, the American national experiment with Temperance came to an end when Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment, thus...