Reading Images in the Archives

Rachel Flowers, Messiah College Archives This was the first image I encountered of Rachel Flowers a decade ago (a WHOLE DECADE AGO). It was my first semester of college and I noticed the image while doing a course assignment in the library. Messiah College recently celebrated its centennial anniversary and posters honoring the institution’s multicultural century […]

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“My Grandmothers Were Six Feet Tall”: Geraldine’s Family Memories

Geraldine Wilson, 1955 The more I discover about this family, the more I wondered if they were aware of one another’s accomplishments. I wondered if Geraldine knew of her grandfather’s service in the American Civil War. Did Rachel know of her grandfather’s educational activism? Did this fuel her own activism?As always in research, with many […]

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