Posts on January 2017

Wobblies and Workers' Education

IWW flyer "Industrial democracy"

Preserving the history of labor movements has been core to the Labadie Collection’s mission since its very beginnings more than a century ago. In 2016, two important collections on 20th century labor organizing have been arranged to better facilitate research. The Joyce Kornbluh Collection (3.25 linear ft.) and the Don Stewart IWW Collection (3 linear ft.) conserve evidence of the regular confrontations between workers, corporations, and government throughout the past hundred years.

Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd by Alan Bradley

Cover of Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd by Alan Bradley

In the latest entry in Alan Bradley's mystery series featuring Flavia de Luce, a twelve-year-old chemistry genius in 1950s England, Flavia returns to England after being expelled from a boarding school in Canada and finds out her father is ill with pneumonia. Her sisters give her a less than warm welcome, and to get away from the house, she carries a letter from the vicar's wife to a wood-carver, only to find the man dead, hanging upside-down from his bedroom door. She conducts her...

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