What an incredible resource. Who knew? What amazing librarians thiese
folks must have been! This information should be used in the new ALA
Advocacy Now, Campaign for America's Libraries!
>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.
>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2000.
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