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In The Beginning... A Legacy Of Computing At Marshall University, Jack L. Dickinson, Arnold R. Miller Ed.E Apr 2018

In The Beginning... A Legacy Of Computing At Marshall University, Jack L. Dickinson, Arnold R. Miller Ed.E

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This book provides a brief history of the early computing technology at Marshall University, Huntington, W.Va., in the forty years: 1959-1999. This was before the move to Intel and Windows based servers. After installation of an IBM Accounting Machine in 1959, which arguably does not fit the modern definition of a computer, the first true computer arrived in 1963 and was installed in a room below the Registrar’s office. For the next twenty years several departments ordered their own midrange standalone systems to fit their individual departmental requirements. These represented different platforms from different vendors, and were not ...


A Cartographic History Of Huntington, West Virginia, 1871-1903, Brooks Bryant Dec 2016

A Cartographic History Of Huntington, West Virginia, 1871-1903, Brooks Bryant

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Maps provide a visual representation of the space that surrounds us, revealing how streets, towns, cities, states and countries developed physical boundaries. Plotting change over time through maps allows people to study and reflect on the environment leading to a better understanding of spatial reality. Just like any other primary source, maps are a creation of their social and cultural context conveying certain details while omitting others.


Historic Huntington Businesses: The Birth Of Huntington, W.Va. 1871-1900, Jack L. Dickinson, Alison K. Summer-Ramirez May 2016

Historic Huntington Businesses: The Birth Of Huntington, W.Va. 1871-1900, Jack L. Dickinson, Alison K. Summer-Ramirez

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In the post-Civil War period of 1871 to 1900 the newly formed city of Huntington boomed in population and industry. Both immigrants and migrants alike flocked to the growing city which offered not only a fresh start and job opportunities but also educational opportunities such as the local Marshall College. This city’s strategic placement was ideal in that not only was it the halfway point between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati, but it was also connected to the rest of the country by the growing railroad and the great Ohio River. These factors allowed for businesses of every want and need ...


Harpers Weekly Reports Events Of 1865, Jack L. Dickinson Mar 2015

Harpers Weekly Reports Events Of 1865, Jack L. Dickinson

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Harpers Weekly was the most widely read newspaper of the Civil War period. It featured foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays, and humor, populated with numerous maps and illustrations. The year 1865 saw the surrender of Robert E. Lee's Army, the end of the Civil War, the assassination of Pres. Abraham Lincoln, the hunt for, trials, and execution of the assassination conspirators,and the sinking of the ship "Sultana" which caused the deaths of 1,700 Union soldiers. It also saw the trial and execution of Capt. William Wirz for Andersonville atrocities, the major fire in Philadelphia, and many ...


A Guide To Marshall University Landmarks, Jack L. Dickinson May 2014

A Guide To Marshall University Landmarks, Jack L. Dickinson

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A guide to the landmarks (non-buildings & structures) on Marshall University's Huntington, W.Va. campus. Features campus map with numbered key to landmarks. Includes several objects that have been removed or destroyed. Includes monuments and memorials to 1970 Marshall plane crash. Includes photos of each landmark.


The Muster Roll Of The First Regiment West Virginia Volunteer Infantry, Company K, 1898-1899, Jack L. Dickinson Sep 2012

The Muster Roll Of The First Regiment West Virginia Volunteer Infantry, Company K, 1898-1899, Jack L. Dickinson

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This original muster roll contains the names, dates and places of enlistment, and the service records of the 114 men of Company K, 1st West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment. It was called up by the Governor when the Spanish-American War started in April 1898. This ebook includes a short unit history of the regiment and company, short bios of the officers, and brief histories of the camps that the unit occupied. At the end of the book is an alphabetical list of the soldiers.


Record Book Of The Erodelphian And Diagnothian Literary Societies At Marshall Academy And Marshall College 1855-1861, Jack L. Dickinson Apr 2012

Record Book Of The Erodelphian And Diagnothian Literary Societies At Marshall Academy And Marshall College 1855-1861, Jack L. Dickinson

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This record book of the early debating societies at Marshall Academy and early Marshall College (Diagnothian Literary Society and Erodelphian Literary Society) is important for multiple reasons: (1) it is the earliest primary source on Marshall Academy (1855-1857) housed in the Marshall Archives that mentions student names; (2) it definitely confirms that there were female students at Marshall Academy before 1858; (3)it contains the only known three handwritten issues of the Marshall College Gazette (early college newspaper) for 1879. From the minutes of the debating societies we have extracted a student list for 1855-1857, a student list for 1861 ...


Shirking No Danger: The Civil War Diary Of Robert C. Thompson, Robert C. Thompson, Jack L. Dickinson, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2006

Shirking No Danger: The Civil War Diary Of Robert C. Thompson, Robert C. Thompson, Jack L. Dickinson, Marshall University Special Collections

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The Civil War diary of this Tennessee farm boy who was a soldier in the 41st Tennessee Infantry, CSA, is interesting for several reasons. It starts with his experiences in a POW camp a few months after his capture at Ft. Donelson, Tenn., in Feb. 1862. It relates the joy of being exchanged and returning to his unit. The remainder of the diary accounts his unit’s marching and skirmishing across Mississippi. He was a very detail-oriented person, and recorded the dates he mailed letters to his wife and the dates he received answers. As a lieutenant of his ...


Ledger Recording Of Bread Received From Cross Street Galway 1924 - 1928, Griffin Bakery Nov 1924

Ledger Recording Of Bread Received From Cross Street Galway 1924 - 1928, Griffin Bakery

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Ledger detailing bread received from November 1924 to November 1928 at Griffin's Bakers and Confectioners, 21 Shop Street, Galway.