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Remembering Nancy


On Monday, I was informed that my dear friend, Nancy Rayburn (who was my research partner, dear friend, and sister-in-spirit), has died.

I’ve mentioned… 1,942 more words


NMAH Database!

I stumbled across this today!

The National Museum of American History archive database.

I have not found anything related to Emmett or my peripheral research in the NMAH archives yet — but I have only just begun to search! 43 more words

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New Details Emerge as Final Draft Concludes

I’ve always had a feeling new information might emerge just as I was putting the manuscript to bed, and sure enough, that’s what’s happened. I’m not upset or dismayed — quite the contrary. 701 more words


Banished Words for 2017

The new year is only two days old, but I’m back to work on Emmett’s book.

As I prepare to do final edits on the first Emmett Wilson manuscript, a colleague shared the… 196 more words

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Chris Gift

We have a holiday tradition, here in Emmett Wilson Book Land.

This has been our annual family holiday ‘thing’ at the Mormon Temple, ever since my oldest daughter (now 14, in the white jacket) was a baby. 926 more words


So Close


Now that official grades have been posted for my final class of 2016, I can turn my attention back to poor old Emmett and his manuscript, the bulk of which has been languishing on that old sideboard in my office. 252 more words

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Primary Sources

Here’s a great blog I like to follow, written by two librarians about public libraries and primary source material. Librarian Holly Hibner discusses the missions of certain public libraries, and that not every library is equipped to handle or preserve primary sources. 76 more words

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