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Pauline Floyd: Youngest Woman to Practice Before the Supreme Court
Pauline Floyd was a pioneer and an excellent role model for women pursing a career in law. She was the youngest female lawyer admitted to practice before the Supreme Court.
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The Forgotten History of Camp Leach – America’s First Military Chemical Weapons Facility
Discover the forgotten history of Camp Leach, America's first military chemical weapons facility located on the grounds of today's American University in upper northwest D.C. Nearly 100,000 employees worked here during World War I. Find out more about this historic site.
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Can You Recognize This Old Photo of American University?
Take a look at this old photo of American University from 1916. Can you recognize where it is? View the image and find out where this historic campus is located. Source: Library of Congress.
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The Best Commencement Speeches Given in Washington, DC
Check out the best commencement speeches ever given in Washington, DC from President John F. Kennedy to Ken Burns, Tony Snow and others. See the full lists from NPR and Vox.com.
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A Look Back at Washington in 1914: Views of American University Near Tenleytown
Take a look back in time to 1914 with these stunning views of Washington from American University near Tenleytown. See how much has changed in the last century!
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Explore the 1903 Baist Map of Spring Valley and American University Park
Take a journey back in time to explore the 1903 Baist Map of Spring Valley and American University Park. Check out how many large properties there were up there, prior to subdividing it.
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Exploring the History of Spring Valley, Au Park and Wesley Heights
Join us as we explore the history of DC's Spring Valley, AU Park & Wesley Heights neighborhoods. From WWI munitions to the home of Bucky Harris, discover the stories behind these areas!
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Exploring the History of American University: A Look at Hurst Hall Circa 1918-1920
Take a look back at the history of American University with a glimpse of Hurst Hall circa 1918-1920. Learn more about AU's history with a visit to their website.
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The Grateful Dead Played a Free Show at AU in 1972: What Was the Review?
In 1972, the Grateful Dead played a free show at AU in front of 10,000 fans. Read an excerpt from the Washington Post review and stream the show on Archive.org to find out what happened!
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