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Urgent Letter from Henry Stimson to Harry S. Truman

National Archives "Today's Document" - Sun, 2017-04-23 23:54

Letter from Secretary of War Henry Stimson to President Harry S. Truman, April 24, 1945. (detail)
In this once secret letter to President Harry S. Truman, Secretary of War Henry Stimson requested an urgent meeting to discuss the Manhattan Project, the all-out effort by the Federal Government to build an atomic bomb during World War II.
More on Truman's decision to drop the Atomic bomb...

Illinois researchers look for treatment to disease impacting snakes - Illinois News Network

Illinois in museum news - Sun, 2017-04-23 10:06

Illinois News Network

Illinois researchers look for treatment to disease impacting snakes
Illinois News Network
The snake fungal disease was discovered in 2011 in populations of snakes in southcentral Illinois and New Hampshire. Allender's team went to an Illinois museum to test for the disease in massasauga snakes in the collection. “We tested and examined ...

The Nazi's Neighborhood - WBEZ

Illinois in museum news - Sun, 2017-04-23 09:00

WBEZ

The Nazi's Neighborhood
WBEZ
For a decade, Chicago's Marquette Park neighborhood served as the local headquarters for the Nationalist Socialist Party of America. By Jesse Dukes | Image courtesy J. Ross Baughman April 23, 2017. Editor's note: This story describes confrontations ...

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Claim for Apache Depredations

National Archives "Today's Document" - Sun, 2017-04-23 00:22

Claim for Indian Depredations by Romolo Montoya (detail)
Dated April 23, 1880, this claim was filed by Romolo Montoya of Sierra County, New Mexico, for livestock lost during an Apache raid earlier that month.
More records of conflicts and depredations...

Fungus Plaguing Snake Populations Being Researched - Alton Daily News

Illinois in museum news - Sun, 2017-04-23 00:20

Alton Daily News

Fungus Plaguing Snake Populations Being Researched
Alton Daily News
The snake fungal disease was discovered in 2011 in populations of snakes in south-central Illinois and New Hampshire. Allender's team went to an Illinois museum to test for the disease in massasauga snakes in the collection. “We tested and examined ...

Woman who embezzled from Chicago museum gets prison - Quad-Cities Online

Illinois in museum news - Sat, 2017-04-22 19:04

Quad-Cities Online

Woman who embezzled from Chicago museum gets prison
Quad-Cities Online
CHICAGO (AP) — An ex-employee of Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History who authorities say stole nearly $1 million from the institution has been sentenced to three years in federal prison. The Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times report Caryn Benson ...

Renowned Soviet avant-garde art collection comes to Moscow - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois - WSIL TV

Illinois in museum news - Sat, 2017-04-22 12:01

WSIL TV

Renowned Soviet avant-garde art collection comes to Moscow - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois
WSIL TV
(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin). In this photo taken on Thursday, April 6, 2017, visitors attend the exhibition of renowned avant-garde collection from the Savitsky State Art Museum of Karakalpakstan in Uzbekistan, opened in the Pushkin Fine Arts Museum in M..

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Artist's work will be shown alongside mentor's in museum gallery - Albert Lea Tribune

Illinois in museum news - Sat, 2017-04-22 10:19

Albert Lea Tribune

Artist's work will be shown alongside mentor's in museum gallery
Albert Lea Tribune
Local avant-garde artist Rick Mammel's art is on display as part of Missoula Art Museum's show “Nexus: The Lela and Rudy Autio Family Collection.” Mammel — a Fargo, North Dakota, native — studied fine arts and earned his undergraduate from Minnesota ...

Navy Nurses in Vietnam

National Archives "Today's Document" - Sat, 2017-04-22 00:10

"Navy Nurses. Lieutenant Commander Dorothy Ryan checks the medical chart of Marine Corporal Roy Hadaway..." 04/22/1966  (detail)
"Lieutenant Commander Dorothy Ryan checks the medical chart of Marine Corporal Roy Hadaway of Calera, Alabama aboard the hospital ship USS Repose off South Vietnam. Miss Ryan, from Bronx, New York, is one of 29 nurses aboard the hospital ship selected from 500 volunteers of the Navy Nurse Corps."
More photographs of the Vietnam War...

Shea's Museum returning to work as auto-repair shop - The State Journal-Register

Illinois in museum news - Fri, 2017-04-21 16:14

Shea's Museum returning to work as auto-repair shop
The State Journal-Register
I went through it myself several times when it was a museum," said Pickett, a retiree of the Illinois Department of Transportation. ... Shea opened the museum in 1995 with a collection of items saved during decades in the local service station business.

Illinois American Water Announces Environmental Grant Recipients in Conjunction with Earth Day - Yahoo Finance

Illinois in museum news - Fri, 2017-04-21 11:56

Illinois American Water Announces Environmental Grant Recipients in Conjunction with Earth Day
Yahoo Finance
Illinois American Water announced today that seven watershed initiatives across the state will receive funding through the company's 2017 Environmental Grant Program. The recipients will receive a share of grant funds totaling $20,300 for community ...

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Effects of the San Francisco Earthquake

National Archives "Today's Document" - Thu, 2017-04-20 23:40

Effects of the San Francisco Earthquake (detail)
Considered one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history, the San Francisco Earthquake struck on the morning of April 18, 1906.
More about the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

Coptic textile donation expands QC museum's collection - The Knight News

Illinois in museum news - Thu, 2017-04-20 18:49

The Knight News

Coptic textile donation expands QC museum's collection
The Knight News
These textiles have also been in other college museum exhibits such as the Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois, the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Harvard University Art Museum. Hoy said she hopes these materials can be used for ...

Who will tell survivors' stories when they're gone? - Jewish Journal

Illinois in museum news - Thu, 2017-04-20 16:03

Jewish Journal

Who will tell survivors' stories when they're gone?
Jewish Journal
Benson's sacred promise to his grandmother represents a welcome response to a mounting challenge facing museums, historians and educators as survivors of Nazi-era atrocities grow old and die, taking their firsthand accounts with them: How will their ...

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Grundy County Historical Museum celebrates 50 years and hosts fundraiser - Morris Daily Herald

Illinois in museum news - Thu, 2017-04-20 05:31

Morris Daily Herald

Grundy County Historical Museum celebrates 50 years and hosts fundraiser
Morris Daily Herald
In 1967, however, the society was reestablished as active and will celebrate its 50-year anniversary on April 22 at the museum located at 510 West Illinois Ave., in downtown Morris. Sroczynski said this celebration was designed for two purposes: It ...

University libraries are going digital to preserve specimens - Daily Illini

Illinois in museum news - Thu, 2017-04-20 01:40

Daily Illini

University libraries are going digital to preserve specimens
Daily Illini
Dietrich has been involved with a specific digitization project called InvertNet, which aims to build a “virtual museum” of arthropods from North American collections. He sees the project as a way to get this dark data out into the world so that it can ...

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A Statement on Cuba and U.S. Neutrality Laws

National Archives "Today's Document" - Wed, 2017-04-19 23:14

Robert F. Kennedy Statement on Cuba and Neutrality Laws, April 20, 1961 (detail)
Dated April 20, 1961, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy released this statement in reference to the controversial and ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba by American-supported Cuban exiles.
Read more at the John F. Kennedy Library..

Go! Guide - Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

Illinois in museum news - Wed, 2017-04-19 15:52

Go! Guide
Journal Gazette and Times-Courier
Exhibit: Symbols of Identity and Diversity: Judaica from the Permanent Collection, through April 30; Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory Street, Urbana, www.spurlock.illinois.edu, 217-333-2360. Fairy Tale Ball, April 20-22, Children's Museum of Illinois, 55 S.

Huntington Museum of Art to host talk by Dan Anderson, Walter Gropius Master Artist - Huntington Herald Dispatch

Illinois in museum news - Wed, 2017-04-19 14:34

Huntington Herald Dispatch

Huntington Museum of Art to host talk by Dan Anderson, Walter Gropius Master Artist
Huntington Herald Dispatch
Anderson is currently a full-time studio artist following 32 years of teaching ceramics (1970-2002) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), where he now holds the rank of Professor Emeritus. Anderson received his BS degree in Art Education ...

Joan Griffis/Illinois Ancestors: New York Historical Society disbanded - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Illinois in museum news - Wed, 2017-04-19 07:06

Joan Griffis/Illinois Ancestors: New York Historical Society disbanded
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
John Warren's online article earlier this month may come as a shock to some researchers, but the society's demise probably began in the 1940s when it began maintaining art collections and changed its name to Fenimore Art Museum. Nevertheless ...

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