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2019-09-23 Message From The President, Morehead State University. Office of the President. 2019 Morehead State University

2019-09-23 Message From The President, Morehead State University. Office Of The President.

Staff Congress Records

A message sent to the faculty and staff by the Office of the President on September 23, 2019.


Beyond The Black And White: Using Memoirs For Insight Into Detroit’S Leftist Movement,1930s-1950s, Genevieve Chevalier 2019 University of Windsor

Beyond The Black And White: Using Memoirs For Insight Into Detroit’S Leftist Movement,1930s-1950s, Genevieve Chevalier

Major Papers

The 1930s-1950s saw a significant growth and change in Detroit’s leftist labour movement. Memoirs provide invaluable insight into social movements as they provide personal accounts and insight that institutional and document source materials lack. While they must be approached with caution, they balance objectivity with personal narratives that add the human element to historical studies, ultimately creating a more balanced interpretation. The unpublished memoirs of Maurice Sugar, and Avrahm Mezerick offer insight into Detroit’s leftist movement through their reflections on their childhood experiences. Sugar and Mezerick discuss their childhoods through very different lenses to highlight their inspirations and ...


On The Margins, Rowan Cahill 2019 University of Wollongong

On The Margins, Rowan Cahill

Rowan Cahill

An overview of the work of Australian activist/historian Iain McIntyre, and a review of his anthology On the Fly! Hobo Literature and Songs, 1879-1941 (PM Press, 2018)


2019-08-05 Newsletter, Morehead State University. Staff Congress. 2019 Morehead State University

2019-08-05 Newsletter, Morehead State University. Staff Congress.

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Staff Congress newsletter for August 5, 2019.


2019-07-01 Newsletter, Morehead State University. Staff Congress. 2019 Morehead State University

2019-07-01 Newsletter, Morehead State University. Staff Congress.

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Staff Congress newsletter for July 1, 2019.


White-Collar Working Class: The Ambiguous Identity Of Canadian Telegraph Operators, Michael Feagan 2019 Western University

White-Collar Working Class: The Ambiguous Identity Of Canadian Telegraph Operators, Michael Feagan

Western Research Forum

Were telegraph operators members of the working class or the business class? Were they skilled or unskilled? Were they labourers or executives-in-training? Was a job as a telegraph operator a temporary stepping stone or a lifelong career? Was it a job for men or for women? Telegraph operators were suspended somewhere between all these poles. The telegraph operator occupied a “liminal space” in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century economy: a transitory position between management and labour, between skilled and unskilled labour, between men’s work and women’s work, between the white-collar office and the blue-collar factory floor ...


2019-06-03 Newsletter, Morehead State University. Staff Congress. 2019 Morehead State University

2019-06-03 Newsletter, Morehead State University. Staff Congress.

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Staff Congress newsletter for June 3, 2019.


2019-06-03 Message From The President, Morehead State University. Office of the President. 2019 Morehead State University

2019-06-03 Message From The President, Morehead State University. Office Of The President.

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A message sent to the faculty and staff by the Office of the President on June 3, 2019.


‘Posed With The Greatest Care’: Photographic Representations Of Black Women Employed By The Work Progress Administration In New Orleans, 1936-1941, Kathryn A. O'Dwyer 2019 University of New Orleans

‘Posed With The Greatest Care’: Photographic Representations Of Black Women Employed By The Work Progress Administration In New Orleans, 1936-1941, Kathryn A. O'Dwyer

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

For decades, scholars have debated the significance of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), emphasizing its political, economic, and artistic impact. This historiography is dominated by the accomplishments of white men. In an effort to highlight the long-neglected legions of black women who contributed to WPA projects and navigated the agency’s discriminatory practices, this paper will examine WPA operations in New Orleans where unemployment was the highest in the urban south, black women completed numerous large-scale projects, and white supremacist notions guided relief protocol. By analyzing the New Orleans WPA Photography collection, along with newspapers, government documents, and oral histories ...


2019-05-06 Newsletter, Morehead State University. Staff Congress. 2019 Morehead State University

2019-05-06 Newsletter, Morehead State University. Staff Congress.

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Staff Congress newsletter for May 6, 2019.


2019-05-06 Minutes, Morehead State University. Staff Congress. 2019 Morehead State University

2019-05-06 Minutes, Morehead State University. Staff Congress.

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Staff Congress meeting minutes for May 6, 2019.


“Don’T Buy Where You Can’T Work:” Protest And Riot In Harlem, 1932 -1935, Christie Anderson 2019 CUNY Hunter College

“Don’T Buy Where You Can’T Work:” Protest And Riot In Harlem, 1932 -1935, Christie Anderson

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

In the 1930’s, Harlem joined together to participate in a “Don’t Buy Where You Can’t Work” campaign, to gain agency in their community. Store owners and legal decisions would block these efforts. This work explores the failure of this movement’s impact on the Riot of 1935.


The Narrative Of Revolution: Socialism And The Masses 1911-1917, Stephen K. Walkiewicz 2019 CUNY Hunter College

The Narrative Of Revolution: Socialism And The Masses 1911-1917, Stephen K. Walkiewicz

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

This thesis seeks to situate The Masses magazine (1911-1917) within a specific discursive tradition of revolution, revealing a narrative pattern that is linked with discourse that began to emerge during and after the French Revolution. As the term “socialism” begins to resonate again within popular American political discourse (and as a potentially viable course of action rather than a curse for damnable offense), it is worthwhile to trace its significance within American history to better understand its aesthetic dimensions, its radical difference, and its way of devising problems and answers. In short, this thesis poses the question: what ideological structures ...


2019-04-26 Message From The President, Morehead State University. Office of the President. 2019 Morehead State University

2019-04-26 Message From The President, Morehead State University. Office Of The President.

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A message sent to the faculty and staff by the Office of the President on April 26, 2019.


Two Poems: Stop Time Before; Forsaken Ones, Ánh-Hoa Thị Nguyễn 2019 St. Catherine University

Two Poems: Stop Time Before; Forsaken Ones, Ánh-Hoa Thị Nguyễn

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

This creative work features two poems: Stop Time Before; Forsaken Ones


2019-04-04 Message From The President, Morehead State University. Office of the President. 2019 Morehead State University

2019-04-04 Message From The President, Morehead State University. Office Of The President.

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A message sent to the faculty and staff by the Office of the President on April 4, 2019.


“Mixed Up In The Coal Camp”: Interethnic, Family, And Community Exchanges In Matewan During The West Virginia Mine Wars, 1900-1922, Lela Dawn Gourley 2019 Old Dominion University

“Mixed Up In The Coal Camp”: Interethnic, Family, And Community Exchanges In Matewan During The West Virginia Mine Wars, 1900-1922, Lela Dawn Gourley

History Theses & Dissertations

The West Virginia Mine Wars are etched in the popular memory of West Virginians, who view these events as an important part of their identity as Mountaineers; yet, there is still much historians do not know about the Mine Wars, especially when concentrating on the perspectives and experiences of the working-class miners. These everyday miners and their families are the topic of this thesis. Using oral histories from the Matewan Development Center Records housed in the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, this thesis argues that community-building across ethnic and racial lines within ...


3rd Place Contest Entry: Aesthetic Activism: Protest Art In The Delano Grape Strike, Felicia Viano 2019 Chapman University

3rd Place Contest Entry: Aesthetic Activism: Protest Art In The Delano Grape Strike, Felicia Viano

Kevin and Tam Ross Undergraduate Research Prize

This is Felicia Viano's submission for the 2019 Kevin and Tam Ross Undergraduate Research Prize, which won third place. It contains her essay on using library resources, a three-page sample of her research project on the use of art as a social movement tactic by the United Farm Workers during the Delano Grape Strike, and her works cited list.

Felicia is a senior at Chapman University, majoring in History and Peace Studies. Her faculty mentor is Dr. Robert Slayton.


2019-04-01 Newsletter, Morehead State University. Staff Congress. 2019 Morehead State University

2019-04-01 Newsletter, Morehead State University. Staff Congress.

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Staff Congress newsletter for April 1, 2019.


2019-04-01 Minutes, Morehead State University. Staff Congress. 2019 Morehead State University

2019-04-01 Minutes, Morehead State University. Staff Congress.

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Staff Congress meeting minutes for April 1, 2019.


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