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Tomorrow is International Women in Engineering Day, a global celebration of women past, present and future. As was the case in many professions, female pioneers in mechanical engineering had to work hard to break into a male dominated profession. 695 more words


Creating Connections: Grace Melvin

This short blog post will introduce the Glasgow born artist and designer, Grace Wilson Melvin (1892-1977), who helped to establish and shape the Vancouver School of Design and Applied Arts. 915 more words


Where My Family At?

Over the last few years I have been looking into my family genealogy. As you my know for African American families a lot of our family history has been lost or not written (and in some cases not told). 90 more words


#ThankfulThursday at the Archives

Today is #thankfulthursday at the Warren County Records Center and Archives.


We are thankful today for having our Common Pleas Record of Black and Mulatto Persons (1804-1840) index and images available to researchers online and House Bill 139 passed the house! 163 more words

TBT: Created by Philosophy

On 10 June 2016, I posted this short piece on the idea—taken from the famous Margaret Thatcher quotation—that “America was created by philosophy.”  This post was part of an ongoing examination of… 1,041 more words


The Windrush Generation - Euton Christian

This year marks seventy years since the Empire Windrush set sail from the West Indies and docked in the UK on June 22nd 1948.

Originally sent to bring servicemen who were on leave from the British armed forces back to the UK, because of the size of the ship, hundreds of others were offered the chance to join them on board to fill up space, for a £28 fee. 773 more words


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A group of young researchers volunteering with Archives+ have been delving into our oral history collections to learn about experiences of the Windrush Generation here in Manchester. Here's an insight into the life of one of the many ordinary/extraordinary members of this generation; Euton Christian. You can learn more about Mr Christian in the Roots Oral History Project collection and the Exploring our Roots Collection.