The Pilgrimages of Gold Star Mothers and Widows in the 1930s: A View into Veterans’ and Women’s History

The last Sunday in September is designated as Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, a time to reflect upon, honor, and preserve the histories not only of those who have died in military service, but also the parents, spouses, and family members who continue on in the midst of sorrow.

USA Today at 40

Forty years ago, Allen Neuharth and Gannett launched USA Today, but a year before its publication, the newspaper sent out prototypes to media figures, politicians, and selected readers whose collective responses provide a window into the status of the print media of 1981 and its future over the next four decades.