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Documents illuminate U.S. Yiddish-speaking life until the Cold War

Newly digitized documents from the archives of the International Workers’ Order (IWO) and the Jewish People’s Fraternal Order – including three letters from artist Marc Chagall – cast light on the lives of Yiddish-speaking Jewish immigrants in the United States during World War II and the Cold War.

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18th-century library map details Seneca and Cayuga villages

The map offers insights into colonial life that will enhance learning and research at Cornell.
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New Digital CoLab applies tech to humanities research

The new dedicated workspace in Olin Library will host workshops, training sessions and events relating to the evolving field of digital humanities.

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Runaway slave ads portray grim period of U.S. history

Runaway slave advertisements – a common sight in North American newspapers in the 18th and 19th centuries – are frankly disturbing. They describe people as property, listing their physical attributes and family connections in chilling terms.

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