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Tales from the Vault: Pandemics Through the Ages

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

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As we mark one year since the COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a halt, ALPLM Chief of Acquisitions Ian Hunt takes us back in time for a closer look at previous pandemics, epidemics and other major health crisis.

The Future is Now

UIS Alumni SAGE Society & the Illinois State Historical Society

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The Future is Now: Business and Social Innovation in a Post Pandemic World presented by Katie Davison, Executive Director, Innovate Springfield; Dr. Ranjan Karri, Professor and Chair, Management, Marketing, and Operations; and Bruce Sommer, Director of Economic Development and Innovation.

Illinois Heritage, May-June 2020

Volume 23, Number 1

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This issue of Illinois Heritage looks to the history of previous pandemics and offers some thoughtful instruction on how our ancestors coped with contagion without antibiotics, the CDC, or the Internet. Thanks to Allen Croessmann and John Hallwas for their research and fascination with public health history. 

We also meet some very interesting individuals who added art and perspective to our vision of the Prairie State through our ongoing series “Voices from Illinois History” and “Illinois Women Artists.”

Our other feature articles in the May-June issue deserve your attention too. Beth Young’s article about Civil War-era nurse Louise Maertz is a tribute to our current care providers on the frontlines of the war against COVID-19; the summaries of civil rights pioneer Frederick Douglass’s lectures from his 1866 visits to Springfield are revealing of Reconstruction-era politics; and Guy Fraker’s analysis of a forgotten Lincoln legal case should illuminate lawyers and arm-chair scholars alike.

Be safe, practice self-distancing, be kind to others, and share your Heritage.

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