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COVID-19 / Health, Medicine, Disease


From disease prevention guides and herbal medicine recipes to student letters home during the 1918-19 Spanish Flu quarantine, holdings in Special Collections can help students understand their experiences of COVID-19 in a broader historical context.   



Pascal Sebah's Fellahin Carrying Water, 2010.30.625

From Lockwood de Forest's Indian furnishings for the Deanery to photographs of Egypt and Turkey by Pascal Sébah made for a Western audience, our collections can help students recognize Edward Said's interdisciplinary concept.



Do Women Have to Be Naked to Get into the Met Museum

From Carrie Chapman Catt's archives of her leadership in women's suffrage to a comprehensive portfolio representing the activist art of the Guerrilla Girls, Special Collections can help students understand a history of feminism in the United States.

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