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This month, four collections from the CONTENTdm Collection of Collections are featured on the OCLC website. The featured collections for May are the Zaner-Bloser Penmanship Collection, the Edward H. Peeples Prince Edward County (Va.) Public Schools Collection, Fondo Alfonso de Sierra Ochoa, and Albert Henry Barnes Photographs.
University of Scranton Weinberg Memorial Library
The Zaner-Bloser Company was founded in 1888 as the Zanerian School of Penmanship. Penmen often worked in business, preparing ledgers, writing correspondence, and creating documents. Zaner-Bloser also taught students to become teachers of penmanship, illustrators, engravers, and engrossers.
Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries
From 1959 to 1964, Prince Edward County, Virginia, chose to close its public schools rather than integrate them. Through photographs, documents, and maps, this collection explores the history of Prince Edward County segregation in the 1950s and 1960s.
This collection was donated by the architect and urbanist Alfonso de Sierra Ochoa and concerns the development of housing in Tetouan, Morocco, from the 1920s to the early 1960s. The materials include plans, unpublished books, reports, inventories, and other records.
University of Washington Libraries
Both a photographer and a painter, Albert Henry Barnes (1876-1920) photographed the people, the cities and the landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. This collection gives a representative sample of his work.