The Second Phase of Civil Rights: Photographs of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign

In December of 1967, when nearly 15 percent of all Americans and 40 percent of African Americans lived below the poverty line, Martin Luther King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) began organizing a national campaign against poverty. The Poor People’s Campaign was to inaugurate a new phase of Continue Reading

Mary Elsie Fox Photograph Collection

A new finding aid is available for the Mary Elsie Fox Photograph collection. This collection came to Special Collections from a donor that discovered the photographs inside of a discarded scrapbook. The photographs remained unprocessed for several years following the donation, but graduate student intern Kate Norman recently processed the Continue Reading

East German Poster Collection Political Series Finding Aid

Since January Special Collections and Archives staff have processed a portion of the East German Poster Collection thanks to a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources. The first series-level finding aid on the political posters is available here. Project assistants Lauren Shutt and Sean Tennant cataloged each Continue Reading