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C&RL News - November 2012

This month’s cover image is a parade balloon depicting Superman being led down a New York City street during the 1940 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Superman had an 8-foot smile and his chest was 23-feet wide.


This image is from The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Records at the University of Akron Archival Services. The collection contains approximately 500,000 negatives that document the history of Goodyear and includes images of labor, factories, manufacturing, and a variety of innovative products and projects. The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded Archival Services a $303,204 grant in 2010 to preserve, digitize, and make available online 23,300 images dating from 1912 to 1951. The collection is available at


The November 2012 issue is freely available online.

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Taken on November 1, 2012