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Precious items still part of the Mills archives 

Librarian Janice Braun, a white woman with shoulder-length brown hair wearing a black sweater-jacket and gray pants, thumbs through an old book in the Heller Rare Book Room, a portion of F. W. Olin Library with white walls and oak built-in bookshelves.

After the College auctioned off its copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio in fall 2019, many wondered what other treasures were held in the Mills archives. David Nordham with Northeastern Global News sat down with Director of the Library and Special Collections Janice Braun in the Heller Rare Book Room to learn more about what those items might be. A few of them:  • Several

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Barbara Lee’s papers archived at the Olin Library

By Jessica Hilberman ’03 On September 14, 2001, Congresswoman Barbara Lee ’73 voted against the use of retaliatory force after the September 11 attacks, casting the only “no” vote from the House or Senate against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists. Her reason: The powers the authorization gave the president were too broad.  The correspondence

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What Were They Reading?

Mills students search library archives for hints of the past By Alison Nowak ’01 When I first saw Women Reading as a Necessity of Life in the course catalog I was intrigued. It was rare that a course title disclosed so much about its intentions. It was also rare that a class so closely reflected my two areas

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