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Everyone has a sense of humor and in Special Collections & Archives, there are many kinds of jokes and humor in our collections. Some humor is provocative and racy, or culturally humorous, or satirical. Depending on who the audience is, it can sometimes be understood ....Read more. . .
Special Collections and Archives holds a number of collections that document the history of the American Civil War through personal narratives, photographs, correspondence, and official records. While small collections are sometimes overlooked by researchers, their contents can often pique our curiosity and lead to fascinating discoveries about...Read more. . .
The term “Victorian” describes a set of values epitomized by the period of Queen Victoria’s reign in the United Kingdom, from roughly 1830 to 1900. It has been suggested that primarily a growing middle class possessed what we now consider "Victorian" ....Read more. . .
Edwin Thomas Booth may be best known as the brother of John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, but Edwin was one of the most famous American Shakespearean actors of the nineteenth century. The Booths were a family of actors beginning with...Read more. . .