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The Haymarket Handbills: Paper as Dynamite

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

The following is a guest post from David Fernández-Barrial, foreign-language librarian at the Library of Congress’ National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) and a union steward for the Library of Congress Professional Guild, AFSCME Local 2910. 130 years ago this month, workers on the streets of Chicago may have seen one …

She Works Hard for the Money

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

The Women’s Bureau was organized in 1920 as an agency within the Department of Labor to represent the needs of working women.  As part of its mission, it published many books and pamphlets about women’s issues and the working conditions of women.  Since March is Women’s History Month, I thought this would be a good …