First Fridays Lecture: Just A Dog

Just a Dog

Presented by Kate Dietrick, Archivist, Upper Midwest Jewish Archives

In the 1920s local Jewish businessman J.L. Sinykin became the first person in the United States to train guide dogs for the blind. Lux of La Salle, a German Shepherd, was trained by Sinykin for Senator Thomas D. Schall. Learn more about Sinykin’s pioneering work and how Lux and other guide dogs turned out to be more than just a dog.

About the First Fridays Series

First Fridays is a series of intellectually stimulating talks. The 2019–2020 series theme is Roaring Good Tales: Animals in the Archives.

There may not be animals allowed in the archives, but that doesn’t mean our collections aren’t filled with them! From farm animals to beloved pets to mythical beasts, the Archives and Special Collections are teeming with creatures of all kinds. Join us for the 2019–2020 First Fridays season as we explore the wild side of history.


6th December 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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