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Personal stories are key in telling the story of agricultural innovation

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How many stories have been collected so far? The Agricultural Innovation and Heritage Archive has already collected about 40 stories …

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Pawning: the three balls lost and found

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Late last winter, I was contacted by curator Nancy Davis, who wanted to talk about the history of pawning in …

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New Symposium: Learning from business leaders

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As someone with a degree in history and a degree in finance, I always assumed that my interests in the …

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Reviled and Revered

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Editor’s Note: This post is the second in a two-part series. During my research trip to Iowa, I discovered that …

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Iowa bound

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As Chair of the museum’s Division of Work and Industry I don’t get out much. I mostly read books on …

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