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VCU_Spider Man_Planned Parenthood comic cover rsz.jpg
Informational comic book aimed at teenagers provides basic facts about sex, reproduction and birth control, as well as suggested sources to learn more.Story: The Amazing Spider-Man discovers that the alien villain, the Prodigy, is convincing…

Baylor_Poage_B241 f13_Texas Committee on Migrant Farm Workers letter rsz.jpg
This letter was written to Congressman W. R. Poage by Betty Jane Whitaker, Co-chairman of the Texas Committee on Migrant Farm Workers, asking him to help improve the lives of migrant workers and their children. Whitaker asks for this to be done…

M9 Box 49 Teachers need the vote rsz.jpg
NWSA handbill listing the reasons why women teachers need the vote. Reasons given include: increased spending on education, improved public health and hygiene, children's well-being and child labor protections."Teachers need the vote because they…

Valentine_Students washing hands before lunch_I_V_56_177_03_CaryStSchool rsz.jpg
Students from the old Cary Street School (Madison School) in Richmond, Va., demonstrate handwashing before having lunch. Washing hands regularly with soap and water remains one of the most important steps in preventing the spread of many…

Students sing outside Beulah AME Church Parsonage Aug 1963 rsz.jpg
Students sing outside Beulah AME Church Parsonage, Farmville, Va., August 1963, in protest of the closing of Prince Edward County Schools. Woman singing at left is Ernestine Land. Tony Reid stands at right.

Union PSem_Seventeenth St Mission 004 front rsz.jpg
Students from Seventeenth Street Mission, Richmond, VACaption on front:"Taken 4/11/15 X John Little from Louisville" Card addressed to W. G. Somerville and postmarked April 16, 1915 Note on back identifies 1) Murray Grey - Superintendent (misspelled…

VCU_Spider Man and Power Pack NCPCA rsz.jpg
Marvel giveaway comic book produced in cooperation with the National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse. Children are urged to tell a trusted adult if something has happened, and to know that there are phone numbers to call if you need help.…

VCU_Sparkys Second Chance Fire Safety for Everyone rsz.jpg
Educational comic book sponsored and distributed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA. Created and produced by Custom Comic Services. Finished artwork by Mike Roy.

UnionPSem_Seventeenth St Mission c1920 rsz.jpg
Photograph of students, teachers and staff at the Seventeenth Street Mission. In 1911, students from Union Theological Seminary in Virginia (Later, Union Presbyterian Seminary) started an urban ministry outreach program in the most impoverished…

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Seven lectures on the education of young women, primarily concerned with character formation. Garnett indicates that the following topics will be covered:The moral and religious obligations to a right improvement of time. The best means of…

VMHC_SONS newsletter L11 S5 (p. 1) rsz.jpg
This newsletter is a publication of the anti-busing Save Our Neighborhood Schools, Inc., (SONS) organization. A subscription form listing the Board of Directors for SONS is also shown. In the 1970 case, Bradley v. Richmond School Board, Judge Robert…

VCU_Richmond SSE First Annual Announcement 1917-18 Cover rsz.jpg
First Bulletin of the Richmond School of Social Economy. This school would change names at several points in its history, becoming the School of Social Work and Public Health, the Richmond Professional Institute, and, after merging with the Medical…

VCU_Rex Morgan MD talks about your unborn child cover rsz.jpg
Educational comic book about the dangers of drinking while pregnant and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.Sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Inside front cover contains a letter signed by G. R. Dickerson,…

Tulane Univ_Segregation in the Field of Public and Private Law_ToC p1 rsz.jpg
This is the only known copy of the legal analysis that was used to justify the desegregation of Tulane University. In 1959, Joseph M. Jones, president of the Tulane Board of Administrators, approached a Tulane law student, David Campbell, and asked…

U Minnesota_SWHA_Neighborhood House NFSLouisvilleKYEnglishClass rsz.jpg
An English class for immigrants held at Neighborhood House, Louisville, KY.  Handwritten caption at lower right reads, "Recent arrivals come for Instruction in English."

M 9 Box 48 ESL weekly program Richmond p1 rsz.jpg
This program announces the topics and speakers for the Equal Suffrage League of Richmond's weekly meetings between Thursday, January 8, 1914 and Thursday, April 2, 1914. Topics for these weekly meetings include "Woman Suffrage and Organized…

Baylor_Poage_Position of Farm Worker_ R_Myers_cover rsz.jpg
This pamphlet, written by Robin Myers and published by the National Advisory Committee on Farm Labor, describes the rights of migrant farm workers in the late 1950s. This excerpt describes the conditions and the rights of child workers at both the…

VCU_M 306 Box2 f8 Pilgrimage of prayer for public schools 1959 rsz.jpg
Broadside advertising A Pilgrimage of Prayer for Public Schools, January 1, 1959 in Richmond, Va. At this event, organizers played a seven-minute pre-recorded message from Dr. King. A description of the event by Wyatt Tee Walker as reported to Dr.…

M 86 Box 1 Pan American COnference of Women MD p1 rsz.jpg
Pamphlet describing the events of the Third Annual Convention of the National League of Women Voters and to the Pan-American Conference of Women held at Hotel Belvedere, Baltimore, Maryland, from April 24th to 29th, 1922. This convention discussed…

VCU_HD 6058_H37 1927 Occupations for Women Hatcher title page rsz.jpg
Orie Latham Hatcher, Ph.D. was head of the Bureau of Vocations in Virginia, a group founded in 1915. Dr. Hatcher and the work of the Bureau of Vocations was described in The Virginia Teacher(vol. 2, no. 5, p. 128):"She is the head of a unique…

VCU_No One is Free Until We All Are Free Farmville 1963 rsz.jpg
Protesters at Safeway, Farmville, Va., August 1963Protesters carry signs opposing racial segregation, and encouraging shoppers to boycott businesses that support discriminatory practices.From VCU Libraries Freedom Now Project

VCU_M391 b6_American Student Union pamphlet rsz.jpg
Pamphlet published by the American Student Union, a national left-wing organization of college students active in the 1930s. The group consisted of both communists and socialists, who argued over the group's stance on pacificism in the face of…

Beth Ahabah_Neighborhood House Sabbath School Class 1921 ages 8-9 rsz.jpg
Photograph of children ages 8 - 9 in the Neighborhood House Sabbath School, Richmond, VA. Taken in 1921.In the early 1900’s, non-resident settlement houses were created throughout the country to assist with immigrant adjustment to America. In 1912,…

Beth Ahabah_Neighborhood House Confirmation Program 1932 2p cover rsz.jpg
Confirmation Services program from the Council Religious Schools, Richmond Section Council of Jewish Women; Sir Moses Montefiore Congregation.

UPSEM_Need of Compulsory Education in the South_cover 084 rsz.jpg
Pamphlet by W.H. Hand, State High School Inspector, Columbia, South Carolina. Reprint from the Child Labor Bulletin, 1/1, June 1912. Includes data from the 1910 U.S. Census.Excerpts:p. 6 "...in a democracy where manhood suffrage practically prevails,…
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