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Dora Lee and Arthurine: A Story of Two Black Women in 1955-1956

By Jacque Roethler, Manuscripts Processing Coordinator In the firestorm that was the desegregation movement of the nineteen fifties and sixties, the experiences of two women of color makes a nuanced statement about race and its implications. ¬†Dora Lee Martin attended the University of Iowa and sixty years ago on December 10, 1955, the seventeen yearContinue reading “Dora Lee and Arthurine: A Story of Two Black Women in 1955-1956”

New Acquisition: The Battle Creek System of Health Training

By Jacque Roethler The Battle Creek Sanitarium was opened in 1866 by John Harvey Kellogg and his brother W. K. Kellogg, promoting health through a regimen of dietetics, exercise, hydrotherapy, phototherapy, thermotherapy, electotherapy, mechanotherapy, and enemas. They were joined in this enterprise by C.W. Post. In some areas they were ahead of their time, suchContinue reading “New Acquisition: The Battle Creek System of Health Training”