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Dr. James Cameron Pamphlet Collection

By Sarah Finn on Feb 24, 2022 12:00 AM

The grand re-opening of America's Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM) on February 25, 2022, coincides with the birthday anniversary of Dr. James Cameron, who founded ABHM in 1988. Dr. Cameron was the only known survivor of a lynching that took place in 1930 in Marion, Indiana. Learn more about him and his pamphlet collection housed at the Milwaukee Public Library.

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Treasures of the Rare Books Room: Mark Catesby

By Sarah Finn on Nov 19, 2021 12:00 AM

Milwaukee Public Library's Krug Rare Books Room holds a 1771 edition of Mark Catesby's "The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands. Catesby." Learn more about the famous English naturalist, explorer, and artist and his work in the field of North American natural history.

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Treasures of the Rare Books Room: Decorative Art Portfolios by E. A. Séguy

By MPL Staff on Jul 19, 2021 12:01 AM

French designer E.A. Séguy was known for the vibrant ornamental patterns he created during the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements of the 1920s. Learn more about the artist and three of his portfolios that are housed in Milwaukee Public Library's Rare Books Collection, and find out how to make your own patterns!

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