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1939 New York World's Fair AT&T telephone exhibit photographs

Accession: 2012-230

World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The New York World's Fair took place in Flushing Meadows, Queens from April 30, 1939 to October 31, 1940. The theme was "The World of Tomorrow." This small collection consists of eight photographs showing telephone operators at the long-distance telephone exhibit in the American Telephone & Telegraph Building (AT&T).

Dates: 1939

Lois K. Herr audiovisual materials

Accession: 2019-230

Lois Kathryn Herr (1941-) joined Bell Laboratories in 1964, and, during her twenty-six-year career with Bell and AT&T, she was a prominent advocate for women's rights in the workplace. The collection supplements the corresponding manuscript collection and primarily comprises material Lois Herr gathered as source material for her book Women, Power, and AT&T: Winning Rights in the Work Place. It also includes audio recordings of some of Herr's public appearances and other materials concerning Herr's involvement with the National Organization for Women (NOW) and efforts to challenge discriminatory attitudes and practices toward women in the workplace.

Dates: 1970-1981; 1997-2003

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