Mining Historical Gold

Giddy with excitement over the largely unknown history that the newest expansion of this collection includes, I eagerly visited the archival collections page and typed in “animal,” where I was knocked off my feet by the plethora of resources. Even just the content notes are full of golden nuggets from the history of the animal rights movement (for example, check out the summary of the “Guide to Animal Rights and Animal Welfare Pamphlets from 1874-1952“). Perhaps even more exciting is that the announcement of the exhibit’s expansion (which is chock-full of a basic historical run-down of animal rights and in and of itself is worth a read) concludes with this teaser: “If you are interested in finding out more information about specific items, stay tuned over the next few weeks as we highlight a number of items in the collection.” What will they highlight?! Are my true nerd colors shining through here, because I am thrilled.

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