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Doris Voitier began her career as a math teacher and had served in the St. Bernard Parish public school system for more than 30 years when she was appointed Superintendent in August, 2004. One year later, when every building in St. Bernard Parish was damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, Voitier worked boldly and tirelessly, without help from ...
Accession Number: EH05577P
Description: Ernest Hemingway, Bra Saunders, and Waldo Peirce with fish aboard a boat near Key West, Florida. Hemingway's caption on verso: "Papa caught both the big and the little tarpon. The big man with the beard is Waldo Pierce [sic]. The small tarpon jumped 10 times out of water--shaking his head with his mouth op...
Rising to the Challenge
During a Fulbright fellowship in Africa, Nina Dudnik worked with highly skilled scientists who lacked access to the basic tools of scientific research. As a molecular biologist in the US, she saw opportunity in the fact that basic research tools were often discarded while they were still useful. She founded Seeding Labs to provide scientists in the...
Accession Number: PX 65-105:165
Description: Robert, John, and Edward Kennedy in the surf at Palm Beach, Florida, April 1957.
Credit Line: Photograph by Douglas Jones, LOOK Magazine, in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.
Shortly after she was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1995, Cindy Watson heard from a group of citizens who complained that waste and stench from area hog farms were causing asthma in children and contaminating water wells with E. coli bacteria. Industrial hog production was her district's biggest business and a huge pa...
During his five years in public office as a member of the Los Angeles City Council, including serving as President of the City Council in his second term, Eric Garcetti has taken on some of the city’s most pressing public problems including affordable housing, environmental issues, and economic development. Garcetti has shown particular leadersh...
Accession Number: EH-C495T
Description: Ernest and Mary Hemingway with a water buffalo.
Credit Line: Please credit "Ernest Hemingway Photograph Collection. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston."
IFP:86G "Kennedy Tours West" 17-18 August 1962.
In 1998, Oklahoma State Senator Paul Muegge brought regulation to an industry that had long dictated its own terms to Oklahoma legislators. Muegge took on the powerful hog industry and angered the state's many hog farm workers by sponsoring legislation to regulate hog production, a billion-dollar industry in the state. The enormous negative envi...
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