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Lucy Maynard Salmon: The Detritus of Yesterday

[ photo: Lucy Maynard Salmon ]

The Detritus of Yesterday

Lucy Maynard Salmon, Vassar's first history professor, pioneered the use of artifacts from everyday life - laundry lists, advertisements, diaries, bulletin-board notices, architectural plans, ledgers, packing slips - in historical research and in the teaching of history.