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Radical Literature in the Archive: Radical Literature in the First Half of the 20th Century

August 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Front page of a publication, title reads Catechism of Communism for Catholic High School StudentsThe Radical Literature Collection, housed in UMBC’s Special Collections, contains a variety of documents concerning various social and political movements and organizations, ranging from anarchism to Indigenous rights to global politics. Within the almost 1,000 items in the collection, researchers can browse flyers, illustrated pamphlets, cartoons, published speeches, and various other publications from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Join Lindsey Loeper and Susan Graham from Special Collections along with CoLab project participants Kate Drabinski, Avnee Sharma, and Gabe Brunal to learn more about the collection, how it came to be at UMBC, and how researchers can use it to study the past–and the future.

Bio: Lindsey Loeper is Reference and Instruction Archivist and Susan Graham is Special Collections Librarian at the Albert O. Kuhn Library. Kate Drabinski is Principal Lecturer in GWST and project leader for this summer’s Interdisciplinary CoLab project on the Radical Literature Collection. Avnee Sharma and Gabe Brunal are both UMBC students who, along with Sarah Nove, built the virtual exhibition space.

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August 4, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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