Two wonderful colleagues at Western University in London, Ontario, had the good fortune of accidentally discovering a treasure trove of paintings, drawings and archival documents by the New York artist, Sarah Berman (1893-1957) during a visit to a neighbour near Halifax, Nova Scotia. I was delighted to be contacted by them to discuss how we could best showcase this collection.
[Editor's note: Thanks to Joe Bilby for the fathers' day edition of TINJH.]
History sometimes offers up an extraordinary degree of irony. Take, for example, the celebration of Trenton's Industrial Exposition, showcasing the city's industrial might and hopes for a bright future. The date was October 29, 1929, and over in Manhattan, at the same time, Wall Street was crashing, signalling the start of The Great Depression.
In the latest issue of Garden State Legacy's magazine, we welcome a new author, Arthur Guarino, as he explores some of the impact of those dark days on the Garden State.
I am organizing a panel on labour organizing and white-collar workers for the joint conference of the Labor and Working-Class History Association and the Working-Class Studies Association, to be held May 28-31, 2015 at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. For more information about the conference, please see the CFP below.
I welcome proposals from academics and activists exploring any aspect of white-collar organizing in the past or present. In my paper, I will examine Canadian bank workers' struggles to unionize in the 20th century.
List members may be interested in a short documentary by Andrew Dawson and Sean P Holmes, Culture, Creativity and Disappearing Celluloid, drawing attention to the cultural and creative consequences of the demise of British film processing laboratories. The six minute doc can be viewed at:
The Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware is pleased to announce the recipients of grants and fellowships awarded in January and April 2014. Please note that the next deadline for applications for the exploratory and Henry Belin du Pont Fellowship is June 30th.
Carol Ressler Lockman
PO Box 3630
Wilmington DE 19807
“Inequalities: Winners and Losers in Business”
Business History Conference and European Business History Association
Joint Annual Meeting
June 24-27, 2015