Image from SC&A's Arthur O. Scott Collection on Cover of MARAC Publication

An image from SC&A’s Arthur O. Scott Photograph Collection was chosen for the Summer 2008 issue of the Mid Atlantic Archivist, the quarterly publication of the Mid Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC). The image portrays members of the Youth Committee Against the War, a group which was part of the much larger Keep America Out of War Congress begun in 1938 to protest American involvement in the growing World War.

The group of young people in this image is protesting the draft in Washington, DC on August 1, 1940.

Arthur O. Scott started his career as a wire service photojournalist based in Washington, DC. Invited by Barry Goldwater to serve as staff photographer to the Republican Senatorial Committee, he eventually became the Senate’s photohistorian.

Welcome to the new SC&A blog: SC&A news

Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) has created a new blog for sharing relevant information relating to the department with its users. We are simply calling it SC&A news. We plan to update SC&A news frequently, so that readers can learn more about:

  • new and exciting acquisitions in SC&A
  • events in SC&A, including exhibits and SC&A-hosted programs
  • information and/or publications related to SC&A collections
  • the SC&A staff and some of the exciting things they do

We hope that readers will find this site an interesting place to go for a few minutes a day, and that they will feel free to give feedback regarding this site or its contents.