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Scope and Content "Picturing Golda Meir" is a collection of images documenting the life of Golda Meir from her childhood in Pinsk, Russia, through her school years in Milwaukee, her pioneer years in Palestine in the 1920s, to the peak of her political career as Prime Minister of Israel (1969 - 1974). The photographs picture the former student of the Milwaukee Normal School in key historical moments, signing Israel's Proclamation of Independence, delivering speeches at the United Nations, conferring with heads of state, and visiting wounded soldiers during the Yom Kippur War. The collection also includes photographs of her private life with family and friends. Archival Collection The 157 images presented in this digital collection were selected from The Golda Meir Collection, 1904-1987 housed in the Archives Department of the UWM Libraries. The archival collection consists largely of reproduced correspondence, press releases, photographs, and speeches pertaining to Golda Meir's political life, primarily from 1955-1974. The correspondence is usually with friends and admirers, thanking Meir and communicating their support for her. There are two folders of photocopied materials originally created by Ms. Lou Kadar, Meir's secretary, containing supportive letters to Meir, and recollections of her life. The collection also contains news clippings, many in Hebrew, from the Jerusalem Post (1957-1983), and the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle (1973-1974), student records (1916), and numerous other papers (1947-1984) about Meir. Digitization The black-and-white photographic prints were scanned at 600 dpi using an Epson Perfection 2400 flatbed scanner. The resulting archival TIFF files are stored at the UWM Libraries. Access images were then created from the TIFF files for Web delivery. The collection was built with CONTENTdm digital media management software using Dublin Core metadata. Credits Project Staff: Krystyna K. Matusiak, Digital Collections Librarian, UWM Libraries Marta L. Magnuson, Graduate Student, School of Information Studies Bart Schmidt, Graduate Student, School of Information Studies Metadata Consultant: Steve Miller, Head, Monographs Department, UWM Libraries Other Contributors: Bob Carter, Archivist, Archives, UWM Libraries Michael Doylen, Head, Archives, UWM Libraries Contact Us Please send us your comments or suggestions regarding the collection E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Phone : 414-229-5402 Address : University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee Golda Meir Library Archives P.O. Box 604 Milwaukee, WI 53201-0604 Copyright Copyright © 2004 Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. All rights reserved. August 22, 2008
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