Hi all -
I was looking at new feature on the New Deal Network web site (a great U.S.
history primary source web site -- see description below), when one
thing/click led to another. Click on the "Photo Gallery" link to the main
part of the site. Under Social Programs, click on Professional Services,
then click on Library Services. Follow the best lookin' link there -- to
Pack Horse Librarians. The work of the WPA never ceases to amaze me...
Student Activism in the 1930s
Created under the direction of NYU School of Education Professor
Robert Cohen, this new feature at the New Deal Network (first
reviewed in the October 25, 1996 _Scout Report_) explores the history
of the American Student Union (ASU). At its peak, between 1936 and
1939, the ASU mobilized some half-million college students on behalf
of a far-reaching reform agenda, including an end to war, federal aid
to education, government job programs for youth, abolition of the
compulsory ROTC, academic freedom, racial equality, and collective
bargaining rights. Included at the site are a fine collection of
contemporary and historical essays, photographs and editorial
cartoons, memoirs, and other documents. The site has obvious utility
for scholars and students of American history and the history of
education, and it may also appeal to present-day student activists.
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