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Archive: September 2021 (3 Posts)

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Comics Presentations Future and Past

Posted by: Malea Walker

This weekend will bring an exciting 10-day, extended National Book Festival, as well as the 2021 Small Press Expo. Learn about these events and the many exciting comics presentations from the Library in the past.

Women’s Fashion History Through Newspapers: 1941-1960

Posted by: Heather Thomas

Simple lines and ready-to-wear clothing dominated women's fashion in the 1940s, heavily influenced by clothing rationing and Utility attire during World War II. By the end of the war, women desired more extravagant and stylish things.  A "New Look" created by Dior in the late 1940s led to a focus on femininity, elegance, and formality that defined women's fashion throughout the 1950s. This is part 3 of a 3-part series that spans fashion history from 1900 to 1960.