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Book cover: Faulkner and His Women

That’s Amore!

Transforming women

Russian poet Anna Akhmatova

Akhmatova’s Boswell

Recording and observing the words and actions of a cultural icon for posterity

Book cover for Night Lights

Bedtime Stories

Sioux City Bridge, 1887

Ties That Bind

Iowa's web-like network of tracks made transcontinental railroad feasible.

American Nursing book jacket

Medical Assurance

Gallup polls consistently rank nurses as among the most honest and ethical professionals.

Wheel of Cogitation

Wheel of Cogitation

Oregon Humanities’ Wheel of Cogitation travels about to street fairs with the aim of starting conversations that lead to an exchange of ideas.

Apparatus for cranial osteopathy, 1930s

Brain Booster

This ingenious handmade apparatus for cranial osteopathy, ca. 1930s, was constructed from pieces of two catchers’ mitts and a belt. Cranial osteopathy, developed by Dr.

Bilingual signage in Mel's Diner in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Mon Dieu!

Keeping French alive in Louisiana can be accompanied by great wailing

Piece of paper with Pescadora words for numbers

First, Count to Ten . . . in Pescadora

Man reading poetry aloud

Poetry Speaks

From Victorian times to the present, the accent has shifted from elocution to oral interpretation