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Happy birthday Mark Twain

One of the greatest American writers was born today, November 30th, in 1835.  The American Heritage Center’s Toppan Rare Book Library not only contains one of the Great American Novels written by Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but other … Continue reading

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Sports, Recreation, and Leisure

Sports, recreation, and leisure are so entwined with life in American and the human experience itself, it should not be surprising that many of the collections held at the American Heritage Center contain at least some information related to these … Continue reading

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Documented

“I lived the American dream, building a successful career as a journalist, but I was living a lie…I’m actually an undocumented immigrant,” said Jose Antonio Vargas to radio weekly Democracy Now! in a recent interview.  He has shared his experiences … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Aesop

While not much is known about the ancient Greek storyteller Aesop, including how much of the author’s life is legend versus fact, today many celebrate his birthday.  One of the Toppan Rare Books Library collection areas features items for and … Continue reading

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In Honor of Memorial Day

Today the American Heritage Center honors military veterans and those in active duty; and commemorate those who never came home. Thank you.    

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History in Flight at the American Heritage Center

On this day in 1927 Charles Lindbergh landed his plane in Paris and gained instant fame for being the first to fly across the Atlantic solo.  In honor of this day in aviation history the American Heritage Center is excited … Continue reading

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Why an Immigration Symposium?

Immigration reform is a topic of local, state, and national concern, but why would the Simpson Institute have particular interest in this topic?  The namesake of the Alan K. Simpson Institute for Western Politics and Leadership was once at the … Continue reading

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