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Preserving History

Drawing from a range of projects, Rhodes students work to keep history alive through digital preservation and scholarship.

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The Vincent Astor Collection

Three repositories of periodicals and memorabilia belonging to Vincent Astor ’75, a longtime Memphis gay rights activist, are serving as ongoing resources for Rhodes students interested in LGBT issues, historical preservation, and public history. 

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Generational Connections

In 1968, Michael Johnson at LeMoyne-Owen College asked students who marched in support of the striking Memphis sanitation workers to write about their experience. Today, Rhodes students are ensuring that these riveting slivers of history become available to the public.