Raynor Memorial Libraries offers more than 1.8 million volumes, hundreds of research databases, computer access, laptops on loan, a multimedia
collection, group study spaces, 24-hour access and library staff members who help researchers from around the world.
Dispatches from Nazi Germany: Bringing the Edwin A.
Shanke Collection to Life in Digital Format
A Talk and Dramatic Reading, September 12, 4:00-5:15 p.m.
Talk of Nazism, fake news, and propaganda fill the headlines today. Eddie Shanke wrestled with these same issues as an AP reporter in Germany from 1937 to 1941. Find out
more about this remarkable Marquette alumnus (B.A. ‘32, M.A. ‘37) and learn how Marquette archivists have employed digital tools to make his amazing collection
of papers more accessible. The event will include a dramatic reading of excerpts from Shanke’s letters home.
William Fliss, Archivist, Raynor Memorial Libraries
The event is sponsored by Marquette University's Raynor Memorial Libraries and the Department of History.
Related Collections and Exhibit
The archival collection featured in the event above is
currently available for use by researchers. Most of the collection focuses on the period 1937-1942, presenting a phenomenal 360° view of a World War II AP
reporter’s experience behind German lines, with photos, correspondence, and AP wire copy. A companion digital collection, “Edwin A. Shanke: AP Reporter in
Germany, 1937-1942,” features hundreds of digitized photos and documents from his adventures, as well as an interactive timeline. An exhibit on Shanke runs through October
2017 on the third floor of Raynor Library; it is open to the public.