Primary Source Perusal

OMS students had the unique opportunity to page through pristine primary source documents. Most of the newspapers are from the 1930s and from the Twins Cities. They were removed from a house wall by a local contractor. Because it was the Great Depression, we can predict that the newspapers were being used as insulation, since most of them had been stitched together. They had been hidden away in total darkness for nearly 80 years before they had been recovered. Students enjoyed reading the headlines and noticing the nuances of life around the time of World War II.