I was born far too late to have lived through either of the “Red scares”, but that doesn’t mean their detritus isn’t available for me to find. Here is one example:
The publisher of this one is far from “lost”: The American Bar Association is still around, probably as strong as ever. Their “Standing Committee on Education against Communism”, however, appears to no longer exist.
Do note the “bar” in the ABA’s logo, though.
I’m not sure what to make of this book cover, which I found in my grand mother’s old attic:
Continue reading Tolerance?
Previously I posted about a box that had filmstrips in it. Here is the side of it, detailing the interesting logo that looks reminiscent of Planned Parenthood’s, and the subject matter of the filmstrips:
Continue reading More about filmstrips
One of the earliest posts on this blog was about a very odd elementary school textbook cover, Free Rein!, which I was somewhat snarky about. Now I have another one.
Continue reading Another book cover
Not a porno.
I found this antient (1914, despite what the cover says) yearbook from Colgate University:
Continue reading Colgate Leather University
EDIT (May 9, 2016): Added a “read more” line for people on slow connexions.
From my my grand mother’s attic, here is this paper binder cover for a series of juvenile magazines about the current affairs of the day:
Continue reading Current Events!; or, another lost business
News from the Department of Health and Human Services:
Continue reading Depression Is A Treatable Illness
Similar to Gioia, I found this in my grand mother’s attique:
It is a 10 ream paper box. I have no idea what happened to the company, other than it disappeared in the pre-Internet days, so there is no record of it online… at all.
Any information would be welcome. It is a beautifully designed logo, especially the semicircle dots on the lowercase i’s.
Probably everyone in the United States who went to school knows what a standardized test is. One of those fill-in-the-circles affairs that returns a percentile rank. Currently they are controversial on account of their potential use in teacher evaluations.
I found this certificate for an apparently long discontinued test, the National Educational Development Test:
The Science Research Associates that Lyle Spencer signed for had just been bought by IBM at the time, according to Wikipedia. Per a paper in ERIC, it was administered at least as late as 1993, but probably not much after since there is next to nothing on the Internet about it. Also per that paper, it took until 1982 to delete “gender, racial or ethnic bias”. Shades of the oarsman-regatta question once on the SAT?
Anyway, I notice this particular paper didn’t bother to tell the awardee what their performance was, just that it was “outstanding”.