The blog post was written by Xavier Courouble for the Warren M. Robbins Library, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Léopold Sédar Senghor’s release from World War II internment camps. A Concealed Reality: Léopold Sédar Senghor’s years in captivity “Il faut longtemps, très longtemps, pour que resurgisse à la lumière ce qui a été effacé” –Patrick Modiano, in Dora Bruder, 1997 In more »
Here are some featured titles from the National Museum of American History Library for the 67th anniversary of D-Day.
Today is Pearl Harbor Day. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Library has many items in its collections about this fateful day. We included some in our post, Pearl Harbor Day, last year. We’d like to share a few others worth mentioning from the collection this year, as well.
Belt Life Preserver, Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History, Master Tire and Rubber Company (Manufacturer) 50 Mission Crush Hat, Armed Forces History, Division of Technology, National Museum of American History The Libraries has many items in its collections and catalog relating to D-Day. The National Museum of American History also features WW2 objects in its exhibition The Price of Freedom: Americans at War. Here are some additional resources: West Point in the Making of America "First Wave at Omaha Beach," Atlantic Magazine, by S. L. A. Marshall National D-Day Museum U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Library of Congress—Veterans History Project —Elizabeth Periale, with the help of Chris Cottrill
The National Museum of American History Library has many books in its collection about that infamous day, December 7, 1941: A date which will live : Pearl Harbor in American memory / / Emily S. Rosenberg. December 7, 1941 : America's darkest day / / by Susan Wels ; foreword by Senator Daniel K. Inouye; introduction by Sir John Keegan. —Chris Cottrill and Lu Rossignol
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