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Housing a Spanish Civil War Rifle

In late 2013, curators from the Tamiment Library and Wagner Labor Archives selected a Spanish Civil War-era rifle for rehousing treatment in the Barbara Goldsmith Book and Paper Conservation Lab. The rifle, which belongs to the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) Artifacts collection, had been

The Olympics That Never Were: The People’s Olympiad

There has been no shortage of discussion regarding the non-athletic aspects of this year’s Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, with activists expressing concern about various issues, including corruption, terrorist threats, human rights violations, regional conflict in the Caucasus, looming debts for citizens of host cities,

Raises Not Roses: The Equal Pay Act at 50

On June 10, 1963 President John F. Kennedy signed into law the Equal Pay Act, an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act intended to end wage disparities and discrimination based on gender. Unfortunately, we are not celebrating 50 years of economic equality today. Admittedly,