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"Instructing Nurses on the Use of a Respirator..."

"Instructing nurses on the use of respirator for a polio patient" May 23, 1958 (detail)
Dated May 23, 1958, the caption of this photo reads "Instructing nurses on the use of respirator for a polio patient."

This photo was part of the exhibit The Way We Worked, on display at the National Archives in Washington DC in 2006.
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Columbia University Organizes New Triennial for Artists Based in Upper Manhattan - Artforum

Illinois in museum news - Mon, 2017-05-22 15:06

Columbia University Organizes New Triennial for Artists Based in Upper Manhattan
Artforum
Jenny Gibbs will be stepping down from her post as head of the Elmhurst Art Museum in Illinois at the end of this summer to become director of the Sotheby's Institute of Art's graduate program in New York. ... Gibbs organized included “David Wallace ...

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Kurt Schwitters's Merz Barn Under Threat - Artforum

Illinois in museum news - Mon, 2017-05-22 09:19

Kurt Schwitters's Merz Barn Under Threat
Artforum
Jenny Gibbs will be stepping down from her post as head of the Elmhurst Art Museum in Illinois at the end of this summer to become director of the Sotheby's Institute of Art's graduate program in New York. ... Gibbs organized included “David Wallace ...

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Highland DAR chapter rakes in awards at state convention - Belleville News-Democrat

Illinois in museum news - Mon, 2017-05-22 08:11

Belleville News-Democrat

Highland DAR chapter rakes in awards at state convention
Belleville News-Democrat
On Saturday, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner visited the conference to bring greetings. He applauded the DAR's efforts in promoting education, historic preservation and patriotism. During the Youth Awards Luncheon on Saturday, Eddie Price, a Kentucky ...

Foundation awards grants to 54 programs - Bloomington Pantagraph

Illinois in museum news - Mon, 2017-05-22 06:03

Foundation awards grants to 54 programs
Bloomington Pantagraph
... Central Elementary School, Pontiac, student enrichment activities; Children's Discovery Museum, exploring contemporary art in the community; DeWitt County Museum Association, photograph collection preservation project; Further Jazz, jazz at the ...

Creation of the U.S. Colored Troops

National Archives "Today's Document" - Sun, 2017-05-21 23:08

 Creation of the U.S. Colored Troops (detail)
The War Department issued General Order 143 on May 22, 1863, creating the United States Colored Troops. By the end of the Civil War, roughly 179,000 black men (10 percent of the Union Army) served as soldiers in the U.S. Army, and another 19,000 served in the Navy.
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Blagojevich attorneys ask for another appeals court hearing - MyWebTimes.com

Illinois in museum news - Sun, 2017-05-21 18:50

Blagojevich attorneys ask for another appeals court hearing
MyWebTimes.com
The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports that most of the corn has been planted around the state but there is a concern that the flooding of some fields caused by more than a foot of rain — particularly in Southern Illinois — will force them to ...

YWCA cornerstone papers reveal glimpses of 1912 fundraising - The State Journal-Register

Illinois in museum news - Sun, 2017-05-21 17:25

The State Journal-Register

YWCA cornerstone papers reveal glimpses of 1912 fundraising
The State Journal-Register
Parr and conservator Alex Dixon with the Illinois State Archives are leading the restoration work at the request of the Sangamon Valley Collection at Lincoln Library. ... The time capsule was taken to the presidential library and museum lab to be opened.

Roman rendezvous for Spain's royal art treasures - ItalyEurope24 (subscription)

Illinois in museum news - Sun, 2017-05-21 17:01

Roman rendezvous for Spain's royal art treasures
ItalyEurope24 (subscription)
In 1819, King Ferdinand VII established the Royal Museum of Madrid (later renamed Prado Museum), which gathered work belonging to the royal collections. Those items that were not transferred to the museum remained in the royal residences, at the ...

'Migrant Mother' photographer's images of oppressed resonate - WSIL TV

Illinois in museum news - Sun, 2017-05-21 14:57

'Migrant Mother' photographer's images of oppressed resonate
WSIL TV
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Dorothea Lange was driving by a pea pickers' camp on the California coast when she stumbled across a weary mother and her many children huddled in a lean-to. It was 1936, during the throes of the Great Depression, and Lange ...

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Lincoln Biographer to Speak Next Month at Springfield Museum - U.S. News & World Report

Illinois in museum news - Sun, 2017-05-21 09:25

Lincoln Biographer to Speak Next Month at Springfield Museum
U.S. News & World Report
The library and museum in Springfield has vast collection of Lincoln book and documents, along with millions of items related to all aspects of Illinois history. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be ...

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"Outdoor Market at Haymarket Square..." 05/1973

National Archives "Today's Document" - Sun, 2017-05-21 01:33

"Outdoor Market at Haymarket Square..."  05/1973  (detail)
Taken in May 1973 at Boston's Haymarket, this photograph is from the EPA's DOCUMERICA Program to document subjects of environmental concern in America during the 1970s. The caption reads: "Outdoor market at Haymarket Square. Public protest kept the square from becoming part of an expressway, 05/1973 "
DOCUMERICA: Snapshots of Crisis and Cure in the 1970s...

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The Inside Story of Pinball's Renaissance - IGN

Illinois in museum news - Sat, 2017-05-20 11:00

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The Inside Story of Pinball's Renaissance
IGN
Jeremy Saucier, the assistant director at the International Center for the History of Electronic Games in Rochester, N.Y., is a pinball historian, and curator of the museum's pinball collection. He's studied the game's history, including its birth ...

Homestead Act

National Archives "Today's Document" - Fri, 2017-05-19 23:14

Homestead Act (detail)
Passed on May 20, 1862, the Homestead Act accelerated the settlement of the western territory by granting adult heads of families 160 acres of surveyed public land for a minimal filing fee and 5 years of continuous residence on that land.
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Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting Sells For Record $110.5 Million - NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS

Illinois in museum news - Fri, 2017-05-19 16:53

Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting Sells For Record $110.5 Million
NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS
He's planning to build a museum for his collection in his hometown in Japan. Until then, he says he'll loan the Basquiat to institutions around the world. In an Instagram post, he said he was struck with so much excitement over the work and wants to ...

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Colin Kaepernick may end up in Smithsonian after protests - KREM.com

Illinois in museum news - Fri, 2017-05-19 11:46

KREM.com

Colin Kaepernick may end up in Smithsonian after protests
KREM.com
Late last year, not long after the museum opened, Edwards donated a collection of items relating to the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and urged curators to, well, put them on exhibit, ASAP. “I said, 'Don't wait 50 years to try to get some ...

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Colin Kaepernick may end up in Smithsonian after protests - KING5.com

Illinois in museum news - Fri, 2017-05-19 10:06

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Colin Kaepernick may end up in Smithsonian after protests
KING5.com
The Kaepernick items are not currently on display, but the museum's curator of sports, Damion Thomas, told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday that he expects new material in their collection will be rotated into exhibits in one to two years. A half-century ...

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City of Naperville Settlement Museum Board met March 17. - DuPage Policy Journal

Illinois in museum news - Fri, 2017-05-19 03:09

DuPage Policy Journal

City of Naperville Settlement Museum Board met March 17.
DuPage Policy Journal
B. Collections Policy Update – (pg. 18 – full policy available upon request) Donna Sack. C. AAM Museums Fact Sheet & Support for Illinois Museums (pgs. 19-21) – Rena Tamayo-Calabrese. D. Upcoming 2017 Board Meetings at 8:00 a.m. in the Mayor's ...

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Creativity redefined: Founders of Cedarhurst Center for the Arts bestowed an appreciation of fine art - The Southern

Illinois in museum news - Fri, 2017-05-19 01:09

The Southern

Creativity redefined: Founders of Cedarhurst Center for the Arts bestowed an appreciation of fine art
The Southern
John Mitchell's endeavors over two decades, purchasing such a significant collection of art, led to his and Eleanor's decision to open a museum in Southern Illinois. The collection they left behind to enrich the lives of residents of this community was ...

New library archivist position focuses on black experience students, faculty at NU - The Daily Northwestern

Illinois in museum news - Fri, 2017-05-19 00:38

The Daily Northwestern

New library archivist position focuses on black experience students, faculty at NU
The Daily Northwestern
She also worked as a library, archives and museum collections manager at the Women's Museum of California, the release said. Wilson's first project at NU will be working with the NUBAA to coordinate the donation of its archives to the University ...

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