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Angels and Handmaidens: Beyond Nurse Stereotypes

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This exhibition features items from the UWM History of American Nursing Collection. The collection focuses on primary printed sources that document the rise and development of American nursing issues, practice, and education from the mid-nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth century. The collection also features a number of works that feature nurses and nursing as subjects of popular culture such as children’s career-fiction series,... [Continue reading]

Lawton Kennedy, San Francisco Printer

Printer Lawton R. Kennedy (1900-1980) worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for his entire career. Considered one of the best letterpress pressmen in America for decades, Kennedy’s work is forward-thinking, and he was known for embracing technological innovation while maintaining a high level of craftsmanship. After beginning his career printing church bulletins for his father, Kennedy grew to be in high demand for trade presswork, working for... [Continue reading]