What’s in the Salem College Archives?

NATALIE PATTERSON AND SAV FRANZ The Archives is Salem College’s most fascinating, yet also most underutilized, corner resource, and it is located right under our feet in the basement of Gramley library. The Archives is a treasure trove of intimate histories and artifacts from Salem’s years of antiquity. It is run by Terry Collins and […]

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This Month in History: March

NATALIE PATTERSON March 1, 1961: President John F. Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps, an American organization that sends volunteers to developing countries to assist with healthcare and education, among other needs. March 3, 1913: Thousands of women gather in Washington, D.C. to march in a parade calling for a constitutional amendment granting women the right […]

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This Month in History: February

NATALIE PATTERSON February 1, 1960: Four African-American students sit down at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., and refuse to leave upon being denied service.  This is repeated for several days, with protests spreading to other southern states, and over 1,600 people are arrested for participating in sit-ins. February 3, 1870: The 15th and […]

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This Month in History: January

NATALIE PATTERSON January 1, 1959: After leading a revolution to overthrow U.S.-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista, Fidel Castro seizes power in Cuba, establishing a Communist dictatorship.   January 1, 1963: The Emancipation Proclamation is issued as a presidential proclamation and executive order, legally freeing slaves in the states opposing the Union. January 6, 1412: Joan of […]

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This Month in History: October

NATALIE PATTERSON October 1, 1908: Henry Ford debuts his Model T car, regarded as the first automobile available to the masses. October 2, 1869: Indian Civil Rights leader Mahatma Gandhi is born in Porbandar, India. October 4, 1941: Anne Rice, author of “The Vampire Chronicles”, is born in New Orleans. October 11, 1975: The very […]

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German graphic novels and Salem

NICOLE WINKS On 11 Nov., Matt Hambro gave a presentation entitled The History of the Universe in a Comic: Time Lapse in German Graphic Narratives. The presentation focused on the use of time lapse in graphic novels.  The focus was specifically on the non-indexical uses for creation stories. Time lapse is embedded in the Judeo-Christian […]

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Salem Professor Chosen to Paint Holiday Card

    For the second year in a row, our very own Dr. Hutton was chosen to paint the image for the White House Historical Association’s Christmas card. At a glance, the watercolor painting depicts a bright, peaceful view of the White House, covered in snow, with sheep and an elm tree on the lawn. But behind […]

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