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Archive: June 2024 (2 Posts)

A collage of covers of five different ephemera titles from various subcollections related to politics and government.

Now Online: Research Guides and Digitized Indexes for the South Asia Ephemera Collection on Microfiche

Posted by: Ryan Wolfson-Ford

(The following is a post by Charlotte Giles, South Asia reference librarian, Asian Division.) Valuable pieces of ephemera trace shifts in ideas, issues of importance, and the diversity of views in society at the time of their distribution. Because these materials are widely distributed to the public, they often create a meaningful and lasting snapshot …

Photo of overlook from Ponte du Hoc off the Normandy Coast of France with barbed wire in the foreground and cliffs in the background. April 2022.

June 6th, 1944: 80th Anniversary of D-Day Normandy Landings

Posted by: Alyson Williams

It was 80 years ago today that American troops launched one of the most daring seaborne invasions in history: the Invasion of Normandy. In honor of D-Day, we have an interview with Erika Hope Spencer, Reference Specialist, French Collections, Latin American, Caribbean & European Division and Megan Harris, Reference Librarian, Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center.