Satan's Blueprint in the Francis J. McNamara Papers

One of our graduate student workers found this interesting document while processing the Francis J. McNamara papers. McNamara collected a large number of documents on Communism and Anti-Communism while working for the United States government in the 1950s, including this pamphlet from 1958. This pamphlet reveals the extent to which some religious groups connected Communism […]

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Strings Attached – The Marionettes of Molka Reich

SC&A’s Federal Theatre Project Collection is home to a lot of unsual and fascinating pieces. At the request of a patron, I recently went through the Molka Reich Collection and found several interesting photographs.  Molka Reich led a most unusual life. After studying puppetry under Remo Bufano in New York, she and her husband found […]

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Robert Prosky 1930 – 2008

Born in Philadelphia, Robert Prosky spent much of his career as an actor in more than 200 plays at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., on Broadway in New York City, and in regional theatre. Prosky’s association with the Arena Stage included more than 130 productions over the course of 20 years. His Broadway appearances […]

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Recent Acquisition Chronicles Transportation Development in the U.S. from the 1600s to 1880s

What was the state-of-the-art in terms of cross-country transportation in 1888?  How did transport technology evolve over the previous two hundred eighty years? The recently-acquired J.L Ringwalt work entitled Development of Transportation Systems in the United States… addresses those questions in detail. The work covers the entire spectrum of transportation of individuals and cargo, including […]

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Online Collection Explores Complexity

Select items from the John N. Warfield Collection in SC&A have been digitized, and these items now form the John N. Warfield Digital Collection. Warfield began his intellectual career studying electrical engineering and mathematics. This led him to work with early computer prototypes. Besides math and electrical engineering, Warfield became interested in group pathologies. He […]

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