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WWI Speaker Series: Angela Bonnell & April Anderson

Normal Public Library
Event organized by Normal Public Library

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Using the WWI service records collection created by Angeline Milner, first librarian of Illinois State (Normal) University, attendees will learn about Angeline’s work to document ISNU’s war service effort and about the 100-year old collection of WWI posters that Angeline Milner collected.

The presentation will focus on the women Angeline documented in her collection including those who briefly detoured from their teacher training and traveled overseas to serve as nurses and YMCA canteen workers, as well as how Angeline Milner used posters to Answer the Call on ISNU’s campus. Today the posters are regularly used in a variety of courses through the University and their digitized versions are accessed worldwide via an official partnership with the federal Government Publishing Office. Presented by Angela Bonnell and April Anderson.

Angela Bonnell is the Government Documents Librarian at Illinois State University.

April Anderson is the University Archivist at Illinois State University.

This event is part of our World War I Speaker Series that runs from September 2017 to December 2018.