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The Ames Project: Administering Classified Research As A Part Of The Manhattan Project At Iowa State College, 1942-1945 , Carolyn Stilts Payne Jan 1992

The Ames Project: Administering Classified Research As A Part Of The Manhattan Project At Iowa State College, 1942-1945 , Carolyn Stilts Payne

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

From 1942-1945, Iowa State College, like several other universities and colleges, participated in a classified research and development project to build the first atomic bomb. Three federal agencies--the National Defense Research Council (NDRC), the Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD), and the Manhattan Engineer District (MED)--funded this atomic weapon project at various times throughout the war. This dissertation is an examination of the administrative apparatus set up on Iowa State College's campus to manage that research and technology development. It also proposes that this same organizational structure was used as a model for administering research funding after ...


The Journals Of S. Elizabeth Dusenbury, 1852-1857: Portrait Of A Teacher's Development , Ruth K. Mcgaha Jan 1990

The Journals Of S. Elizabeth Dusenbury, 1852-1857: Portrait Of A Teacher's Development , Ruth K. Mcgaha

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The journals of Elizabeth Dusenbury Vincent, written between 1852 and 1857, trace the development of a young middle class New York woman toward intellectual fulfillment. The second daughter of an ambitious, driving lumber baron, she found herself torn between the expectations of an evangelical Presbyterian family and church and her own yearning for learning. Two years at Genesee Wesleyan Seminary left her with the feeling there was a wide gulf between herself and those about her. She set and pursued her own course of study which led her to Joliet, Illinois, as a teacher in the first public high school ...


The Discourse Of Crisis And The Struggle For Cultural Authority: The Politics Of Humanities Education In The Last Twentieth Century , Nancy L. Warehime Jan 1989

The Discourse Of Crisis And The Struggle For Cultural Authority: The Politics Of Humanities Education In The Last Twentieth Century , Nancy L. Warehime

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The intent of this study is to place the widely-debated humanities crisis of the 1980s in cultural context, to unravel the discourse of crisis in order to examine what it signifies. What does it mean that the academic humanities have deteriorated in stature and purpose, particularly since the mid-part of this century? What are the roots and implications of the many diverse interpretations of this crisis? What authority do the humanities command in relation to today's social and political world? Is there, as critics of both the political Left and Right have charged, an important link between the demise ...