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Executive Order 8802

National Archives "Today's Document" - Sat, 2017-06-24 23:05

 Prohibition of Discrimination in the Defense Industry (detail)
In June of 1941, President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 8802, banning discriminatory employment practices by Federal agencies and all unions and companies engaged in war-related work. The order also established the Fair Employment Practices Commission to enforce the new policy.
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Generous museum donation creates permanent exhibit for regional art - KFVS

Illinois in museum news - Sat, 2017-06-24 18:42

Generous museum donation creates permanent exhibit for regional art
KFVS
HARRISBURG, IL (KFVS) -. Southeastern Illinois College have announced a $2.5 million donation to fund a new building on the Harrisburg campus from retired Air Force Colonial William C. Hise and the estate of his late brother Air Force Brigadier General ...

Benefactor gives $2.5 million for new regional art museum at SIC - Harrisburg Daily Register

Illinois in museum news - Sat, 2017-06-24 00:18

Harrisburg Daily Register

Benefactor gives $2.5 million for new regional art museum at SIC
Harrisburg Daily Register
Southeastern Illinois College announced today a $2.5 million donation to fund a new building on the Harrisburg campus, which will include an endowment for operational support. The Ella Elizabeth Hise Museum of Regional Art is being funded by the ...

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"Disreputable Places of Hazen, Nevada"

National Archives "Today's Document" - Fri, 2017-06-23 23:46

"Saloons and disreputable places of Hazen [Nev.] June 24, 1905." (detail)
Dated June 24, 1905, this photograph features the "Saloons and disreputable places of Hazen [Nevada]..."

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Southeastern Illinois College receives $2.5M donation - The Southern

Illinois in museum news - Fri, 2017-06-23 14:02

Randolph County Herald Tribune

Southeastern Illinois College receives $2.5M donation
The Southern
Southeastern Illinois College has received a $2.5 million donation for a new art museum on its Harrisburg campus. SIC President Jonah Rice announced ... The museum will be devoted to the study and collection of regional art. — Associated Press. Angry. 0.
Benefactor gives $2.5 million for new regional art museum at SICRandolph County Herald Tribune

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This Illinois museum is quite cultured: BTN LiveBIG - Big Ten Network

Illinois in museum news - Fri, 2017-06-23 13:47

Big Ten Network

This Illinois museum is quite cultured: BTN LiveBIG
Big Ten Network
The 14 universities of the Big Ten Conference are home to some of the finest museums, special collections and libraries in the nation. From musical oddities to ancient artifacts, the B1G Museums series is your carefully curated guide to the archives ...

Benefactor gives $2.5 million for new regional art museum at SIC - Randolph County Herald Tribune

Illinois in museum news - Fri, 2017-06-23 11:39

Randolph County Herald Tribune

Benefactor gives $2.5 million for new regional art museum at SIC
Randolph County Herald Tribune
Southeastern Illinois College announced today a $2.5 million donation to fund a new building on the Harrisburg campus, which will include an endowment for operational support. The Ella Elizabeth Hise Museum of Regional Art is being funded by the ...

Pop Culture On Display - IllinoisHomePage.net

Illinois in museum news - Fri, 2017-06-23 11:19

Pop Culture On Display
IllinoisHomePage.net
CHAMPAIGN, Ill - Michael Jackson's “Thriller” album sold about 66 million copies worldwide. The finale of “M*A*S*H” drew 125 million viewers. Super Hero comic books have dominated the shelves for decades. Hot Wheels cars are one of the most popular ...

Inheritance of loss: "Syria: Cultural Patrimony Under Threat" - Santa Fe New Mexican

Illinois in museum news - Fri, 2017-06-23 06:12

Santa Fe New Mexican

Inheritance of loss: "Syria: Cultural Patrimony Under Threat"
Santa Fe New Mexican
The New Mexico History Museum exhibit Syria: Cultural Patrimony Under Threat features amazing photographs of ancient buildings, many of which have been destroyed by ISIS in the past few years. The show, which opens on Friday, June 23, draws from the ...

Drawing for a Type-Writer

National Archives "Today's Document" - Thu, 2017-06-22 23:40

Drawing for a Typewriter, 06/23/1868 (detail)
Dated June 23, 1868, this is the printed patent drawing for a "Type-Writer" invented by Christopher L. Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and J. W. Soule.
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Southeastern Illinois College receives $2.5M donation - KWQC-TV6

Illinois in museum news - Thu, 2017-06-22 22:02

KWQC-TV6

Southeastern Illinois College receives $2.5M donation
KWQC-TV6
HARRISBURG, Ill. (AP) - Southeastern Illinois College has received a $2.5 million donation for a new art museum on its Harrisburg campus. SIC President Jonah ... to begin later this year. The museum will be devoted to the study and collection of ...

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Southeastern Illinois College Receives $2.5M Donation - U.S. News & World Report

Illinois in museum news - Thu, 2017-06-22 21:50

Southeastern Illinois College Receives $2.5M Donation
U.S. News & World Report
HARRISBURG, Ill. (AP) — Southeastern Illinois College has received a $2.5 million donation for a new art museum on its Harrisburg campus. SIC President Jonah Rice announced the contribution from Retired Air Force Colonel William Hise and the estate of ...

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Elmhurst: Museums, boutiques and unique eats - Chicago Tribune

Illinois in museum news - Thu, 2017-06-22 15:38

Chicago Tribune

Elmhurst: Museums, boutiques and unique eats
Chicago Tribune
Lance Tawzer, curator of exhibits for the Elmhurst History Museum, shows the Hamer electric guitar custom-made for Steve Dahl. The guitar is just one of the ... "Many of the artifacts are from Steve Dahl's collection and from his fans as well," said ...

Modernism and residency - Illinois Times

Illinois in museum news - Thu, 2017-06-22 08:12

Illinois Times

Modernism and residency
Illinois Times
... as the desktop “Aurora clock” (1972) with its constant, almost lava-lamp like color transformations (on loan from the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City), are fascinating, flashy examples of consumer kitsch at its ...

Frank Lloyd Wright Is Not Who You Think He Is - Bloomberg

Illinois in museum news - Thu, 2017-06-22 07:27

Bloomberg

Frank Lloyd Wright Is Not Who You Think He Is
Bloomberg
The 20th century American master is famous not just for his beloved works, such as the audacious, spiraling Guggenheim Museum and the cantilevered Fallingwater, which still attract hordes of tourists, but also for his forceful personality, equal parts ...

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Servicemen’s Readjustment Act (GI Bill)

National Archives "Today's Document" - Wed, 2017-06-21 23:09

Servicemen’s Readjustment Act (GI Bill) (detail)
Signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 22, 1944, this act, also known as the GI Bill, provided veterans of the Second World War funds for college education, unemployment insurance, and housing.
More about the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act at Our Documents...

Plastic bottles become cornstalks in new Figge exhibit - Quad-Cities Online

Illinois in museum news - Wed, 2017-06-21 21:15

Quad-Cities Online

Plastic bottles become cornstalks in new Figge exhibit
Quad-Cities Online
3 at 7 p.m., Pamela White, director of Western Illinois University's museum studies graduate program (and a public art consultant), will speak about the history of public art and the influence of artists like Ms. Shin. Admission to the Figge is free ...

New Book Tracks Peregrine Falcon's Return From Near-Extinction - Chicago Tonight | WTTW

Illinois in museum news - Wed, 2017-06-21 14:44

Chicago Tonight | WTTW

New Book Tracks Peregrine Falcon's Return From Near-Extinction
Chicago Tonight | WTTW
But by the 1950s, widespread pesticide use had wiped out the bird of prey's population in Illinois, and it was nearing extinction in North America. The new book “The Peregrine Returns” tells the story of the raptor's recovery, ... “On some level it's ...

Summer Concert at the South Street Seaport

National Archives "Today's Document" - Tue, 2017-06-20 23:19

"Folk singing and dancing has found a new home at the South Street Seaport on the East River near Brooklyn Bridge... 06/1973 " (detail)
Taken in June 1973 at South Street Seaport in New York City, this photograph is from the EPA's DOCUMERICA Program to document subjects of environmental concern in America during the 1970s. The caption reads: "Folk singing and dancing has found a new home at the South Street Seaport on the East River near Brooklyn Bridge. Enthusiastic crowds gather several times a week during the summer to enjoy the show and the music, view the harbor boats, and breathe the sea air. 06/1973 "

DOCUMERICA: Snapshots of Crisis and Cure in the 1970s...

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Holocaust Museum Houston announces major expansion - Chron.com

Illinois in museum news - Tue, 2017-06-20 20:11

Chron.com

Holocaust Museum Houston announces major expansion
Chron.com
The new Samuel Bak Gallery and Learning Center will contain rotating displays from a permanent collection of 129 paintings donated to the museum by Bak, a renowned Holocaust survivor and painter. The new Boniuk Center for the Future of Holocaust ...

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