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Archival Adventures: Prohibition and Temperance

Archival Adventures: Prohibition and Temperance

It's time for an adventure! Join our community collections archivist, Anthony Wright de Hernandez, for a livestream on Twitch! Every week we explore and discuss materials from Special Collections and University Archives covering topics including university history, NASA pioneers, architecture, science fiction, cooking, LGBTQ+ history, Black history, urban legends, and more. Recordings of previous streams are available on the Libaries' Youtube page.

Mental illness, crime, poverty, and disease were all at one time claimed to be caused by the evils of alcohol. Today’s archival adventure will explore prohibition and temperance in the United States leading up to the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution banning alcohol, bootlegging during the prohibition period, and following the 21st Amendment United States Constitution which repealed the 18th. A full list of the items available for us to look at on this episode is available here: (bit.ly/AA78Items). Let us know in the live chat during the episode if you want to see something in particular!

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please email library-event-accessibility-g@vt.edu at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 Show more dates
2:30pm - 4:30pm
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