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"How Red is Your Little Red Schoolhouse?"

Hi. I'm publishing a book with Cambridge University Press, and I'd like to obtain images from the 1950 publication, "How Red is Your Little Red Schoolhouse," to use in the book Post-WWII chapter. This pamphlet was published by the National Council on American Education (Allen Zoll). I cannot find it. Does anyone know where these booklets might be located? I've checked all of my university databases without luck. I've also checked with the University of Arkansas' library where Zoll's papers are located.

2018-2019 Lemelson Center Fellowships and Travel Grants (Apps Due: 1 Dec 2017)

Research Opportunities at the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center
Applications Due: 1 December 2017

Through its fellowships and travel grants, the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation supports research projects that present creative approaches to the study of invention and innovation in American society. Projects may include (but are not limited to) historical research and documentation projects resulting in dissertations, publications, exhibitions, educational initiatives, documentary films, or other multimedia products. 

Author: 
Matthew Cecil
Reviewer: 
Rob Schorman

Schorman on Cecil, 'Branding Hoover's FBI: How the Boss's PR Men Sold the Bureau to America'

Matthew Cecil. Branding Hoover's FBI: How the Boss's PR Men Sold the Bureau to America. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2016. 344 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2305-1.

Reviewed by Rob Schorman (Miami University of Ohio Regionals) Published on H-FedHist (October, 2017) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
Thomas J. Knock
Reviewer: 
Steven J. Bucklin

Bucklin on Knock, 'The Rise of a Prairie Statesman: The Life and Times of George McGovern'

Thomas J. Knock. The Rise of a Prairie Statesman: The Life and Times of George McGovern. Politics and Society in Modern America Series. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016. 544 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-14299-9.

Reviewed by Steven J. Bucklin (University of South Dakota) Published on H-FedHist (September, 2017) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

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