Special Collections

Page from the Salvatore Rocco Calandra Photograph Album of the Italian Service Unit Program (SC 01583)
June 19, 2019
Map, Salvatore Rocco Calandra Photograph Album of the Italian
Service Unit Program (SC 01583)

During World War II, thousands of Italian prisoners of war were sent to the United States to help fill labor shortages created by the war. However, following the fall of Italy to Allied Forces in 1943, a majority of those POW’s agreed to support the United States war efforts and joined Italian Service Units. These units were established to help streamline war manufacturing and provide logistical support to United States troops. Tens of thousands of Italian nationals participated in the...

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  • Edmund Mitchell daguerreotype
    May 28, 2019
    A daguerreotype of a young Baltimore merchant, the first victim of a bitter, homicidal political era, resides in the Special Collections Research Center in Swem Library—a ghostly message from the past.
  • May 14, 2019
    The Reverend Curtis W. Harris is best known for his role in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the Civil Rights organization founded by Martin Luther King, Jr., though he has not been studied closely by historians.

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