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Saturday, March 16, 2013

CULTURE, WAR, & POVERTY PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT AT NPRC

The National Archives at St. Louis National Personnel Records Center presents Through America’s Lens: Focusing on the Greatest Generation 1920-1945, an exhibit of famous historic photographs by some of America’s most famous photographers. The exhibit runs March 11, 2013 - September 27, 2013, open and free to the public Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays), 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. No RSVP is required.

• Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 6:30 p.m., SLU History Professor Flannery Burke will examine the career of photographer Dorothea Lange. Prior to Burke’s lecture, National Archives at St. Louis archivist (Todd Gilliom) will provide a brief update to the research public on Federal documents now available online through Ancestry.com and other online research databases

APRIL AND MAY:

• Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 6:30 p.m., UMSL professor Dan Younger will examine how historical photographs impact time and memory during the Great Depression.

• Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 6:30 p.m., a panel will discuss "Poverty In America" during the Great Depression. Panelist include: Dr. Margaret Garb (Washington University), Dr. Adela Patton (University of Missouri at St. Louis) and Dr. John McManus (Missouri University of Science and Technology) who will discuss military history as it pertains to poverty and photography during World War II.

DIRECTIONS:

For exhibit lectures please RSVP as a courtesy (not required) by e-mail or call 314-801-0847. Location: 1 Archives Drive off of Dunn Road (1829 Dunn Road), St. Louis, MO., 63138, next to Hazelwood East Middle School. All visitors are REQUIRED to show current photo identification and go though security screening. Parking is free.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Wanda Williams 314-801-9313 or 202-520-0160 cell

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