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A collection of literature and music produced for the use of U.S. Armed Forces during World War II. Included are paperbound reprints of popular fiction, popular classics, poetry, and other books of general interest, specially manufactured for distribution to American soldiers and sailors overseas and to soldiers in the army hospitals in the United States. The music includes song books, army field manuals for bands, camp show books and a set of ARMY HIT KIT OF POPULAR SONGS, June 1943-April 1944. Also includes a selection of sheet music of popular songs with a war or patriotic theme. 1985 addition: a few samples of war poetry, humor, battle accounts and memorabilia

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Don Melnick Papers 3.35 Linear Feet

Professional papers of Professor Don Melnick. They include files on the creation of the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation, on its annual Environmental Leaders Forum and education program in collaboration with a middle school in Brooklyn, and the construction of the CERC space in Shermerhorn extension. There is a lesser amount of research files and some of Melnick's scholarly articles and conservation work, such as the creation of the Rainforest Standard, a socioeconomic mechanism for tropical forest protection. There is correspondence among faculty regarding faculty displeasure with the budget for Arts and Sciences when all but one department chair write a letter of protest. Materials include photographs, clippings, correspondence and research data.The dates range from about 1987 to 2018. The files and photographs are all in fair to very good condition. There is one CD-ROM containing scientific research data.

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Circulation register of the Russian Library in Lausanne, Switzerland (Lozannskaia Kolonial'naia Russkaia Biblioteka/Bibliotheque Russe, Lausanne), for late 1911-early 1914; on the binding of the book is written, "Zapis' vydachi knig abonentam." The register lists books checked out by readers, giving names and addresses of subscribers. Of some interest is the fact that some readers are noted as members of the Social Democratic and Socialist Revolutionary parties. Included with the register is the subscriber's card of a Mr. Kurilo.

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Slavery papers, 1600s-1860s 0.5 linear feet

The collection contains various documents relating to the practice of enslavement in the Americas. It includes three documents related to the case of Joseph Pochin and John Milner who were accused of murder on the island of Jamaica, ca. 1681; a group of police reports for the city of New Orleans, August-November 1833, listing all arrests, mainly concerned with Afro-Americans sentenced to the chain gang; and other documents.