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Abraham Lincoln School, Summer Institute

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DESCRIPTION

Group of men and women listening to a speaker at the Abraham Lincoln School, Summer Institute. The Abraham Lincoln School for Social Science of Chicago, Illinois, sponsored a Summer Institute in Madison for several summers, including 1945. The students who attended the two week sessions were mostly adult union workers and their families. They lived in rooming houses on Langdon Street and Lake Lawn Place, attended lectures and participated in recreational activities. The photographs show the teachers with groups of students, both indoors and out-of-doors, the students participating in recreational activities such as boating and badminton, and the children with a day care worker. The School was run by former University of Wisconsin Associate Professor of Classics Alban D. Winspear. Their textbook was called "Why Work for Nothing", espousing Marx's theory of value. The school had a communist / leftist philosophy and was often confused with the University of Wisconsin's School for Workers.

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 43401

Creation Date: 1945-06-22 

Creator Name: Vinje, Arthur M., 1888-1972

City: Madison

County: Dane

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Vinje, Arthur M. : Photographs and Negatives-

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: negative, original

Original Format Number: PH 6442.0607A

Original Dimensions: 3.25 x 2.25 inches

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

One of seven images. See "The Daily Worker", Sunday Edition, June 6, 1943 and articles in the "Wisconsin State Journal" June 22 - Aug. 8, 1945.

SUBJECTS

Chairs

Classes (Groups of students)

Clothing and dress

Dresses

Dwellings

Education

Labor unions

Men

Outdoor photography

Persons

Porches

Schools

Smoking

Social problems

Women

Work

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