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August 14, 2020
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August 14th Is National Code Talkers Day

Today, August 14th, is National Code Talkers Day. There are only four living code talkers remaining. These brave men played a vital role in the Pacific Theater during World War II. For those who may not be aware of the … Continue reading

August 3, 2020
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Special Collections & Archives: Changes to access for Fall 2020 semester

Beginning August 12, 2020, Special Collections & Archives (SCA) will offer online resources and virtual research support for all users and scheduled appointments for on-site access to physical collections in the Meriam Lamont Reading Room for members of the NAU … Continue reading

May 20, 2020
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Finding a forgotten virologist in the archives

On March 24, 2020, Professor Padmanabhan Balaram found himself facing the same question facing so many other instructors around the world: how to move his course online. That day, India‚Äôs Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21 day national lockdown … Continue reading

May 13, 2020
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Processing Jerry Emmett’s papers during a pandemic

Geraldine “Jerry” Emmett is likely one of the most infamous centenarians in Arizona’s history. A two-time graduate of Northern Arizona University (NAU), she was born two years after Arizona achieved statehood and five years before American women’s right to vote … Continue reading

May 6, 2020
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Spotlight on SCA’s seniors, NAU class of 2020

For the past four years, Special Collections & Archives has been honored to work with two outstanding members of Northern Arizona University’s undergraduate class of 2020: Britney Bibeault and Will McMullan. This week, we are thrilled to congratulate Britney and … Continue reading

April 22, 2020
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Archiving NAU’s COVID-19 response

While Lumberjacks near and far, past and present, struggle with the changes to their lives caused by the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), Special Collections & Archives (SCA) staff are focused on ensuring that future generations of scholars can access a historical … Continue reading

March 25, 2020
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Special Collections and Archives and COVID-19: Changes to Access – UPDATED

In response to the continuing COVID-19 situation, Special Collections and Archives is now providing online consultations and support. Virtual appointments can be scheduled via email at special.collections@nau.edu. Staff will respond within 24 hours. During this time, our online resources are … Continue reading

December 6, 2019
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Kin Teel and Pine Springs: A Look into 20th Century Trading Posts

In the late 19th and early to mid 20th centuries, trading posts were common on reservations in the southwest. Traders formed close relationships with the indigenous groups they lived and worked with, often providing more services than just as a … Continue reading

November 10, 2019
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Veterans Day 2019

On behalf of all of us at the Cline Library and Special Collections and Archives, we would like to thank the veterans at NAU as well as all the brave men and women who served our country. NAU appreciates and … Continue reading

October 23, 2019
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Happy 100th Birthday, Ms. Katie!

Today, October 23, 2019, would have been Katie Lee’s 100th birthday. For those of you fortunate enough to have known Katie while she was alive, you know she could celebrate her birthday in very creative ways. Each year, a couple … Continue reading