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 civil rights extending the struggle […]

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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 collection and created a finding […]

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Photographer Oliver Atkins Saw the Rise and Fall of Two 20th Century Cultural Icons

Oliver Atkins (1917-1977) photographed some of the world’s most recognizable individuals and created some of the world’s most recognizable images.  A photographer for The Saturday Evening Post from 1946-1968, Atkins captured both the national/ international political scene and human interest stories from mid-century America. In a recent article, The Saturday Evening Post explores Atkins’ somewhat […]

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The Good Humor Man

It’s summertime, and I can’t think of anything better than ice cream on a warm summer night, so today we have some photographs from a feature Ollie Atkins worked on about Good Humor ice cream. The images were for a story in the Saturday Evening Post titled The Pied Piper of Ice Cream that appeared […]

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Leonard H. Clark Collection

Special Collections and Archives staff recently completed the processing of the Leonard H. Clark collection.  The collection largely consists of documents, photographs, and memorabilia from Clark’s time in the United States Air Force during World War II.

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