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A Story Behind a Story: The Ohio Roots of Willa Cather’s Characters

Two French priests in Ohio — Jean-Baptiste Lamy and Joseph Machebeuf — were the inspiration for the main characters of Willa Cather’s famous 1927 novel 'Death Comes for the Archbishop.'

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60 years of National Library Week: ‘Libraries Lead’

in 1958, long before folic acid, salt, nurses, agriculture, food allergies, robotics and handwashing had their own awareness weeks, the American Library Association launched National Library Week in “the fight against ignorance, indifference, illiteracy and inefficiency.” The fight continues … with libraries still on the front line.