UMSL’s Dan Younger will discuss historic photographs from the Great Depression during a lecture April 17 at The National Archives at St. Louis. (Photo by August Jennewein)

A presentation by Dan Younger, professor of art at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, will be featured on C-SPAN’s history channel.

Younger will examine how historical photographs impact time and memory and function as historical markers for the Great Depression and other periods in modern U.S. history.

His discussion will begin at 6:30 p.m. April 17 in the Multipurpose Room Auditorium of The National Archives at St. Louis, located at 1 Archives Drive off of Dunn Road in north St. Louis County.

C-SPAN will cover Younger’s lecture and air it at a later date on C-SPAN’s American History TV channel, which is on C-SPAN3. The discussion is free and open to the public. However, people are asked to RSVP as a courtesy (not required) at or call 314-801-0847. Place the word lecture in the subject line. All attendees must show a current photo ID and go through a security screening process. Free parking is available in the visitor parking lot.

Younger’s talk is in conjunction with a new exhibit at the National Archives at St. Louis titled “Through America’s Lens: Focusing on the Greatest Generation, 1920-1945.” It features some of America’s most memorable photographic images taken by photographers who served in the U.S. military and were employed by the Federal government. The exhibition is free and open to the public. It will be on display through Sept. 27.

Media coverage:
University City (Mo.) Patch 
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Myra Lopez

Myra Lopez