From the Desk of Wendy Katz: The Surprising History of the Everyday American

The following is by Wendy Katz, editor of The Trans-Mississippi and International Expositions of 1898–1899: Art, Anthropology, and Popular Culture at the Fin de Siècle (February 2018). Many of the photos included below can be found at the Omaha Public Library—and Wendy … Continue reading From the Desk of Wendy Katz: The Surprising History of the Everyday American

A Closer Look at American Quilts in the Industrial Age

Part of a comprehensive catalog of the International Quilt Study Center and Museum collection, American Quilts in the Industrial Age, 1760–1870: The International Quilt Study Center and Museum Collections (February 2018) highlights the dazzling designs and intricate needlework of America’s treasured material culture. From whole cloth to … Continue reading A Closer Look at American Quilts in the Industrial Age

Publicist Picks: Native Voices, Diplomatic Memoirs, and other December Books

Tayler Lord and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP who share a cubicle and cannot stop talking about books (or the much-awaited fall weather, for that matter). Today they also share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as … Continue reading Publicist Picks: Native Voices, Diplomatic Memoirs, and other December Books

From the Desks of Leslie Tepper, Chief Janice George, and Buddy Joseph

Leslie H. Tepper is the curator of Western ethnology at the Canadian Museum of History. She is the author of Earthline and Morning Star: Nlaka’pamux Clothing Traditions and coauthor of Legends of Our Times: Native Cowboy Life. Janice George (Chepximiya Siyam) is a co-owner (along with Willard … Continue reading From the Desks of Leslie Tepper, Chief Janice George, and Buddy Joseph