A volume containing the letters of Quaker loyalist Rebecca Rawle Shoemaker to her husband, Samuel Shoemaker, who was exiled in England, describes the plight of Quakers and loyalists in Philadelphia after the Revolutionary War.
This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam. The Manuscript Division recently joined an event with veterans and Gold Star families that became more about listening than telling, and offered powerful insights about national healing and the power of conversation in a shared space.
Join historians Meg McAleer and Josh Levy at noon (EDT) on Thursday, May 11, as they discuss founder of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud’s narrow escape from Nazi-controlled Vienna with Andrew Nagorski, author of the new book Saving Freud: The Rescuers Who Brought Him to Freedom.
This past February, U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) held his fifth Annual Dominicans on the Hill event featuring items from the Manuscript Division attesting to the Dominican Republic’s complex history with the United States.
Manuscript collections often include scrapbooks, which tell unique stories but can be challenging to preserve. With Edwin Swillinger’s scrapbook, archivist Katherine Madison chose to disassemble it in order to provide the best care for the many photographs and other documents depicting Swillinger’s military service and life in post-World War II Japan.
Learn about twelve recently processed new collections and additions to twelve other existing collections. This post is the first of what will be a regular blog feature announcing recently available collections.