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  • SCRC News and Notes | GW Libraries
    express their gratitude These letters hint at the troubles they face and provide a rare personal glimpse into the lives of civilians suffering through a brutal war The N E A gathered these letters together and bound them in a unique set of scrapbooks Nine volumes in all these books have hand written letters in English and Korean explaining how they used the gift translations of select letters and photographs of the writer wearing the new clothes providing a rare glimpse into the lives of average people during one of the 20th centuries bloodiest wars All nine volumes are available to view in the Special Collections Research Center on the 7th floor of Gelman Library The catalog link can be found here University Archives Diversity Research Fellowships Post Date September 22 2014 The University Archives of the George Washington University is pleased to invite applications for our University Archives Diversity Research Fellowships for the 2014 2015 academic year These fellowships for research into GW history are open to any GW graduate or undergraduate students and are intended to support the discovery of untold stories of our community Applicants will specify their own areas of research interest which may include but are not limited to themes such as the history of women African Americans Latino a students religious life veterans students with disabilities and LGBT individuals on campus throughout GW s history Each fellowship will come with a stipend of 2500 The fellowships will provide support for students to spend two semesters in the University Archives conducting significant research on a GW diversity related topic of their own design while guided by an approved faculty advisor Researchers will use University Archives collections including the historical GW Hatchet newspaper records of the administration departments student organizations Board of Trustees photographs and any supplementary resources outside of GW when necessary to examine the full record of diversity at GW Staff members from Special Collections will orient students to the archives and serve as a resource to them throughout the project The research period will begin in November 2014 and end in May 2015 Half of the award amount will be distributed in each semester Fellows will be expected to produce a final project and share their research at a culminating public event in the late spring of 2015 To apply please submit 1 Research Statement maximum 2 pages 2 Name and contact information of your GW faculty advisor 3 A current resume 4 Optional A list of resources you have already identified in our collections or elsewhere that would be helpful to your research The research statement should address the relevance of the proposed research to the unique resources found in the University Archives collections Faculty advisors should be aware of and supportive of the proposed research Prospective applicants are encouraged to consult the website of the Special Collections Research Center for detailed descriptions of University Archives collections All application materials should be submitted electronically to Special Collections at speccoll gwu edu by

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  • SCRC News and Notes | GW Libraries
    For further information on the Kiev Collection and related Judaica collections in the Gelman Library see http library gwu edu collections kiev and https www facebook com IEdwardKievJudaicaCollection Digital DC Students Write the History of Foggy Bottom Post Date May 21 2014 On Monday May 12 Professor Christopher Klemek his students in History 2020 and Special Collections Public Services and Outreach Librarian Jennifer Kinniff publicly unveiled DigitalDC an interactive website telling the story of Foggy Bottom through documents images and oral histories The project was the culmination of the students semester long research project making use of the resources at Gelman s Special Collections Research Center as well as numerous other archives around the city Read more about the website the students and Professor Klemek s class in the recent GW Today article DigitalDC Brings Washington Alive at the Click of a Mouse Labor History Research Center Hosts Progressive Student Union Program on Wage Theft Post Date May 6 2014 The Teamsters Labor History Research Center hosted a Progressive Student Union program on wage theft on April 24 2014 Hannah Kane an employment justice organizer for the Employment Justice Center led the program describing various forms of wage theft such as improperly logged hours unpaid overtime tips theft working off the clock and paying less than minimum wage She also addressed where wage theft mainly takes place in security and construction jobs and in restaurant and cleaning work The group of students in attendance then broke into smaller groups to discuss the cases of five victims of wage theft covering questions such as which of the worker s rights were violated was the worker successful in demanding his or her rights and is the employer incentivized or deincentivized to continue to commit wage theft The larger group then reassembled to report out on the smaller group discussions May Collection of the Month Kelly Photographs of Washington Post Date April 30 2014 Special Collections is home to a remarkable D C image collection containing thousands of slides photographs and postcards of buildings and street scenes from 1856 to 1983 all assembled by longtime Washingtonian Charles Suddarth Kelly 1920 2008 As an early television production manager for stations in the city after World War II Kelly assembled a personal collection of original and copy photographs starting in 1945 focusing on landmark sites and panoramas views of buildings neighborhoods and parks Anyone researching changes in Washington over time will find interesting material here including buildings now gone and neighborhoods that seem unrecognizable a century later Take a look at the finding aid online and then come browse the collection in person here at Special Collections A New Exhibit Our Future Goes to School Today Post Date April 18 2014 There is a new exhibit up on Omeka It is a narrative history of American education told through images and anecdotes from the National Education Association collection held in Gelman Library It includes pictures of teachers students and schools throughout the 20th century putting

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  • SCRC News and Notes | GW Libraries
    technological systems produced from 1964 1986 Still longing for more information Look into the collections of Joseph Charyk one of the founding directors of Communications Satellite Corporation COMSAT as well as Albert F Murray who helped launch the first successful underwater radio controlled torpedo and worked in developing early televisions History Lecture People Out of Place Post Date January 18 2014 The Teamsters Labor History Research Center was pleased to host a special guest lecture on January 14 sponsored by the GWU History Department entitled People Out of Place A Constitutional History of the Long 60s by Dr Risa Goluboff of the University of Virginia Dr Goluboff focused on how U S vagrancy laws have been used to oppress and control marginalized people and how challenges to those laws eventually resulted in their being struck from the books particularly after a Supreme Court decision in 1972 declared them unconstitutional Vagrancy laws were generally vague and addressed a person s status rather than his or her behavior After the laws were removed states replaced them with more specific laws such as loitering with criminal intent or disorderly conduct For more on Dr Goluboff s work check out Civil Rights Stories and The Lost Promise of Civil Rights both available here at Gelman Library Dr Janet Travell the President s Physician Post Date January 13 2014 Rescued from the digital depths of the Gelman website the Special Collections Research Center has reformatted and spruced up our 2003 online exhibit The President s Physician The Life and Legacy of Dr Janet Travell Dr Janet G Travell 1901 97 was a faculty member of the George Washington University School of Medicine a distinguished member of the medical community and personal physician to two U S Presidents John F Kennedy and Lyndon B Johnson and the first woman to hold the post She was renowned in particular for her treatment of muscular pain in fact President Kennedy invited her to serve as his personal physician after she helped alleviate his chronic back pain Dr Travell co authored with David G Simons M D the acclaimed two volume textbook Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction The Trigger Point Manual and also wrote an autobiography Office Hours Day and Night The online exhibit mirrors the original physical exhibit displayed in the library in 2003 to celebrate the processing of the Travell papers For more on the Travell papers please browse the finding aid and then let us here at Special Collections know speccoll gwu edu if you would like to see materials in this collection Interesting Find in the NEA Collection Esther Bubley Photographs Post Date January 1 2014 Esther Bubley was an American photographer known for capturing images of everyday life and ordinary people Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art the Frick Art Historical Center and the Library of Congress You can find more information about her life and work here In 1968 she took a series of photos of schoolchildren in the

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  • SCRC News and Notes | GW Libraries
    Come take a look at this collection to see what this turn of the century VIP was writing and speaking about in his time Please browse the finding aid for the Chauncey M Depew Papers here http library gwu edu ead ms2095 xml Twelve Years A Slave See the First Edition in Special Collections Post Date November 1 2013 With the recent release of the movie Twelve Years a Slave Americans are learning the story of Solomon Northup a free black man who was kidnapped into slavery in 1841 Northup survived a dozen years of slavery being sold from owner to owner in Louisiana before friends in New York finally learned of his whereabouts and were able to secure his relase In 1853 the same year he was freed Northup published Twelve Years a Slave his gripping account of these years The book is especially important for scholars studying slavery in the District of Columbia because it provides a firsthand description of slave markets in the District A first edition copy of this work is available in Special Collections for researchers We welcome anyone interested in seeing the original publication to visit us on the seventh floor of Gelman Library October Collection of the Month Foggy Bottom Association Records Post Date October 7 2013 The Special Collections Research Center has recently processed and made available the records of the Foggy Bottom Association FBA This group formed in 1955 and still active today was founded to enhance and protect the residential quality of the area and keep residents informed on matters affecting the community The objectives of the FBA are to further the civic cultural social and economic welfare of the Foggy Bottom West End community preserve and enhance the residential character of the community and promote historic preservation in the area The FBA has been an important player in the changes to the Foggy Bottom neighborhood over the past 60 years This collection of their records includes meeting minutes and administrative files as well as memoranda and correspondence with various public officials including Advisory Neighborhood Commission representatives mayors DC City Council members and the president of The George Washington University It also includes historical and architectural studies of many addresses and landmark buildings in the neighborhood and reports and proposals for new or modified buildings and open spaces While the files date primarily from the 1980s 2000s the information gathered within them also offers insight into the neighborhood s 19th and early 20th century character The collection also features a near complete set of the Foggy Bottom News which has been cataloged and is also now available in the Special Collections Research Center Please browse the finding aid for more information on the Foggy Bottom Association Records http library gwu edu ead ms2311 xml Register Now Workshop on Primary Sources and Archival Research for Graduate Students Post Date September 28 2013 Monday October 14 10 30 11 30 AM Gelman Library Room 301 Ready to dig into primary sources and

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  • SCRC News and Notes | GW Libraries
    oldest undertakers in Georgetown First a cabinet making company founded in the early 1820s Birch and Sons switched to coffin making in 1842 and for many years was the only undertaking firm in Georgetown During the Civil War the company handled the remains of many soldiers killed in battle and its undertakers were instructed in the newest techniques of embalming The Birch and Sons collection consists of five ledgers a number of individual documents and one medal The ledgers contain hundreds of pages of business accounts from 1848 through 1889 documenting the families with whom they did business and the services they rendered Anyone studying Washington history the Civil War or 19th century funeral customs will find interesting material here For more information on the collection check out the finding aid at http library gwu edu ead ms2056 xml Teamsters Labor History Center Hosts Celebration of the William Taylor Papers Post Date April 30 2013 The Teamsters Labor History Research Center hosted the third annual Celebration of the William Taylor Papers on April 18 2013 William Taylor 1931 2010 was a civil rights advocate and a pioneer of desegregation Taylor began his career working for Thurgood Marshall at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund assisting with civil rights cases in the wake of the Supreme Court s landmark 1954 decision in Brown v Board of Education He later led the investigations into racial discrimination that laid the groundwork for the 1964 Civil Rights Act the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the 1968 Fair Housing Act In 2002 Taylor helped draft the No Child Left Behind legislation working to close the achievement gap in American schools and ensure a quality education for all students The Taylor papers were donated to Gelman Library s Special Collections Research Center in 2011 and contain a collection of materials representative of Taylor s lifelong work as a civil rights attorney politician and advocate for equality This year s celebration featured a panel discussion on The Struggles to Obtain Diversity in Education Speakers at the event included Cynthia Brown a former colleague of William Taylor and current Vice President of Education Policy at the Center for American Progress Elizabeth Lodal retired principal of Thomas Jefferson High School and Lindsey Malcom Piqueux Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration GWU Professor Michael Feuer Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development gave a welcoming address and introduced the speakers The event was sponsored by the Graduate School of Education and Human Development and the Special Collections Research Center To learn more about the William L Taylor papers please see the online research guide to the collection http library gwu edu ead ms2287 xml Wikipedia Editathon This Saturday April 20 All Things GW Post Date April 13 2013 Please join us for All Things GW Editathon on Saturday April 20 from 12 30 4 in Gelman Library s Teamsters Labor History Research Center room 702 We ll be using the unique resources of Special Collections and

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  • SCRC News and Notes | GW Libraries
    Yours truly J R R Tolkien P S I have just had a letter from a real Sam Gamgee of Tooting SCRC Closing at 3 pm today and Closed Thursday Nov 22 Sunday Nov 25 for Thanksgiving Post Date November 21 2012 The Special Collections Research Center will be closed today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thursday November 22 through Sunday November 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday We will reopen Monday November 26 at 10 am New Resource The Woodlothian A Monthly Paper for the Store Family Post Date November 16 2012 Get 8 hours of sleep a night Drink 2 glasses to a quart of water per day Walk instead of taking a car Get lots of exercise Are these health tips on a website from 2012 No These tips appeared in the January 1925 Woodlothian newsletter for the employees of the Woodward Lothrop Department Store The SCRC recently received a donation of nine issues of The Woodlothian 1924 1925 These issues contain a wealth of information about the Woodward Lothrop Department Store affectionately nicknamed Woodies and more specifically about the employees The newsletters are filled with personal information about employees including where they ate Thanksgiving dinners where they vacationed when they got married and when they had children The newsletters also have customer service advice dress code revisions reports of buyers trips and the scores and highlights for the men s and women s athletic clubs A great deal of historical information about the founders can be found including biographical essays and photographs of the different DC store locations the founders and employees in recreational activities Our issues of The Woodlothian can be found in our Individual Manuscripts collection Let us know if you d like to see them November Collection of the Month Larry LeSueur papers Post Date November 5 2012 This is Larry LeSueur speaking from the American sector of the Normandy battlefront spoke the radio announcer In a few hours the final battle for Cherbourg will begin On D Day June 6 1944 LeSueur was one of the first journalists to land at Normandy and report back news of the battle to Americans at home Special Collections is pleased to announce the opening of the Larry LeSueur papers 10 linear feet Laurence Edward Larry LeSueur was a Peabody award winning radio correspondent best known as one of Murrow s Boys a band of international correspondents assembled in Europe before and during World War II by Edward R Murrow LeSueur covered Europe throughout the war including broadcasting news of the liberation of Paris After the war he continued broadcasting for CBS Radio as White House correspondent most notably from the Paris Peace Conference He left CBS in 1963 but continued covering the White House for Voice of America until his retirement in 1984 This phenomenal collection contains 40 years of LeSueur s radio scripts including his dispatches from wartime Europe as well as his newspaper articles notebooks and audiocassettes of some of his broadcasts

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  • SCRC News and Notes | GW Libraries
    to Anderson s work Key topics represented include U S presidents from Kennedy to Reagan J Edgar Hoover the Watergate scandal Muammar Gaddafi and organized crime Students of history may want to take a look at Peace War and Politics first available in the stacks at Gelman Library as well as in Special Collections and then take a look at the Gibson papers to see the documents underlying the story of his fascinating life To learn more about this series Series 15 and the entire Anderson collection please browse the finding aid at ead ms2001 xml June Collection of the Month Mount Vernon Seminary and College Nebraska Avenue Collection 1917 1942 Post Date June 12 2012 Alumnae neighborhood residents and scholars of D C and women s history will be interested in our latest Mount Vernon College collection documenting the school through the years of World War I the roaring 20s and the Depression Founded in 1875 by educator Elizabeth Somers Mount Vernon Seminary began as a day school for young ladies of prominent Washington families located first on F Street NW and then on M Street NW By 1917 the school had grown tremendously now offering a rigorous college preparatory program and Elizabeth Somers had retired as president That year the school moved to a 15 5 acre campus on Nebraska Avenue NW This collection documents students experience on the campus with photographs lantern slides scrapbooks programs articles menus correspondence and artifacts from 1917 through 1942 For more information on this collections please see the finding aid at ead mvc0003 xml Graduation photograph from the Mount Vernon Seminary and College Nebraska Avenue collection SCRC Adds Rare Maps and Scientific Diagrams to Collections Post Date June 5 2012 The Special Collections Research Center recently added a rare and exciting collection of maps and scientific diagrams to our collections Known as An atlas to Walker s Geography and gazetteer and donated by GW graduate and noted education policy leader Samuel Halperin these sixteen plates document current knowledge of geography circa 1797 They include maps by region of areas including Europe Asia and South America as well as individual countries such as Switzerland Italy and the Netherlands The scientific diagrams illustrate in fascinating artistic detail scientific principles of optics and mechanics and also depict knowledge of the natural world including the solar system and botany These images are available in original paper form in only a few libraries in the world and seldom in as complete a set as the one held here at the SCRC We hope you ll visit to view these marvelous documents Botanical images from An Atlas to Walker s Geography and Gazetteer Discover GW s Past Presidents The Office of the President Records Post Date May 21 2012 Have you ever wondered what kinds of issues the early GW presidents dealt with while in office The Special Collections Research Center has recently enhanced access to many of these early records and has made them easy to explore

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  • Japan Resource Center (JRC) and Okinawa Collection | GW Libraries
    More Topics Industry Grants More Tools RefWorks Citation Styles More How Do I Tutorials Get Help Ask A Librarian Research Consultation Research Staff How Do I Tutorials Collections COLLECTIONS Special Collections Research Center Global Resources Center Art Design Collection from the Corcoran Teamsters Labor History Research Center University Archives Kiev Judaica Collection National Churchill Library Center Media Collection Development Librarians more Library Services LIBRARY SERVICES Computers Wireless Study Room Reservations Borrow Renew Course Reserves Consortium Loan Scholarly Communication Electronic Dissertations Data Services Interlibrary Loan Library Instruction Scholarly Technology Contact Us more News Events NEWS EVENTS News Blogs and Social Media Library Update Vision Magazine Construction in Gelman Academic Technologies Press Room About ABOUT GW LIBRARIES Hours Maps Directions Working at GW Libraries Staff Directory Library Departments Entrance Policies Study Room Reservations Vision Strategic Plan Donor Information Contact Us more Hours show more show less Global Resources Center Home About the GRC Visiting the GRC Databases and Research Guides New Acquisitions Specialized Collections Selected Japan Resource Center JRC and Okinawa Collection About the JRC A description of the subject focus and materials Research Guide Guide to major print and online resources Browse By Subject View title by title lists of books and other holdings Databases A list of electronic databases on Japan studies that the Gelman Library subscribes to Periodicals A list of available journals and newspapers New Acquisitions Lists of recently acquired items in Japanese The Japan Resource Center JRC and Okinawa Collection was established in 2005 to provide support for advanced study on Japan to the George Washington University community especially those at the Elliott School of International Affairs as well as to the business circle and researchers of Washington D C metropolitan area Adding up to the collection the scope of the JRC s collection includes the history

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