Lyrl Clark Van Hyning and Antisemitism in Archival Collections

It is an archivist’s job to remind people about unsettling, tense, and conflicted histories. We shine a light on the development of ideologies and the enactment of hatred. In the wake of the massacre of eleven Jews at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh in late October, it feels important to push back against antisemitism through methods that I know: writing and archival research.

Lyrl Clark Van Hyning (1892-1973) has a collection of papers with ties to antisemitism at the Women and Leadership Archives. I have included multiple photos of her articles and writings in order for a reader to grasp fully the hate speech she proselytized.

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