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Women’S Impact On Cooking Culture During The Great Depression: Limited To Being A Homemaker, Unlimited In Their Authority On Nutrition In Their Communities, Michelle Molina Dec 2020

Women’S Impact On Cooking Culture During The Great Depression: Limited To Being A Homemaker, Unlimited In Their Authority On Nutrition In Their Communities, Michelle Molina

History Undergraduate Theses

This paper examines American cooking culture of the Great Depression, as the impact it had on everyday people’s diet was much greater than one may initially think. By analyzing interviews, photographs, and newspaper advertisements, and conducting archival research, I illuminate the public history of the Great Depression’s impact on diet and the roles women played during it. The existing scholarship on the Great Depression typically focuses on the relief efforts made to help people affected by this economic downturn, but this paper will focus more specifically on the cooking culture that involved women during this desperate time. Harsh ...


Purposefully Forgetting: Surveying San Diego’S Founding Narrative During The City’S Bicentennial Celebrations Of 1969, Noah Pallmeyer May 2020

Purposefully Forgetting: Surveying San Diego’S Founding Narrative During The City’S Bicentennial Celebrations Of 1969, Noah Pallmeyer

Keck Undergraduate Humanities Research Fellows

The city of San Diego owes much its success and prosperity to the “victories associated with colonization.” This quote comes directly from the current National Park Service description of the San Diego Presidio. This project turns to the 1969 bicentennial celebrations of San Diego’s founding. This was a rhetorically powerful period in San Diego’s historical remembrance. This project argues that native and other marginalized populations were not properly considered in the narrative of San Diego’s founding during these celebrations. To understand why and how these populations failed to be properly considered, this project turns to the narratives ...


My Family, Their History: Using Exploratory Inquiry & Pragmatic Methods To Learn History, Lowellen Sucgang May 2020

My Family, Their History: Using Exploratory Inquiry & Pragmatic Methods To Learn History, Lowellen Sucgang

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

History education is at a crossroads. The availability of information at our fingertips has the potential to change how the non-historian sees history and the other social sciences. This capstone researched ways the non-historian can utilize the changing face of history education by implementing the pragmatic methods of John Dewey’s education philosophy called instrumentalism. Principal issues discussed include the pros and cons of out-of-classroom history education, utilization of exploratory inquiry for research and the usefulness of primary sources for a historiography. To apply instrumentalism ideals and methods, I created a historiography about my ancestors and how their lives intertwined ...


Intimate Nevada: Artists Respond, Lauren Paljusaj, Anne Savage Apr 2020

Intimate Nevada: Artists Respond, Lauren Paljusaj, Anne Savage

Calvert Undergraduate Research Awards

Creative Works Winner

Most of us know Nevada beyond the Strip. It’s a place of houses, of shopping plazas, of movie theaters, and grocery stores. A place of hotels that are also places of work. A place of basins, ranges, vistas, and nature. A place of personal history. For Intimate Nevada: Artists Respond, curators Lauren Paljusaj (ENG BA ‘20) and Anne Savage (CFA BA ‘22), draw on photographs found in UNLV Special Collections to uncover the intimate visuality of a Nevada of past centuries. The exhibition focuses on how the imaged built landscape of early 20th century Southern Nevada ...


Buying History: Trends In Ohio Historical Markers, Nicole Slaven Apr 2020

Buying History: Trends In Ohio Historical Markers, Nicole Slaven

Graduate Student Research Symposium

This is an extension of previous research from the NCPH 2019 Annual Conference Poster Session and GSRS 2019 Poster Session: “Are We Diluting History?: A Holistic Analysis of Ohio Historical Markers”. Research for this poster involved a random sample of approximately 20% of Ohio Historical Markers. The 327 markers that made up the sample were then analyzed and graded on a ten-point scale in four categories: historical significance, historical integrity, context, and mechanics. From there many conclusions were made after crunching the numbers and sorting the grades by decade, subject matter, and other parameters.
Trends from this study include: the ...


A Space Of Their Own: Women's Political Involvement In 1790s United States Capitals, Tessa Payer Apr 2020

A Space Of Their Own: Women's Political Involvement In 1790s United States Capitals, Tessa Payer

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis explores women’s political involvement in 1790s United States capitals through their use of space. First exploring the parlor and dining room, then the bedroom, and finally spaces outside the home, the various ways women engaged with politics, visualized American identity, and redefined their role during this formative period are exposed. Though women may not have had the vote in the 1790s, this thesis shows that they were still political actors, incredibly important to the development of the United States.


Black Asl (American Sign Language), Katrina Thulin Mar 2020

Black Asl (American Sign Language), Katrina Thulin

Gender & Sexuality Studies Student Work Collection

Presentation about Black ASL (American Sign Language) including it's origin, evolution, current study, and differences between mainstream ASL and Black ASL.


Spatial Distribution Of Chinese Language Education And Historical Development Of Chinese Language Pedagogy In Higher Education In The United States, Jing Zhao Feb 2020

Spatial Distribution Of Chinese Language Education And Historical Development Of Chinese Language Pedagogy In Higher Education In The United States, Jing Zhao

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This capstone project includes two major components: an interactive digital map that displays the geographical distribution of Chinese language programs in colleges and universities in the United States, their program starting years, the types of such universities and colleges, and their names and states; and a multimedia essay on the evolution of Chinese language pedagogy in colleges and universities in the United States. Data has been collected on the program start year, school names, states where schools are located, school types, and whether the school had been funded by two federal sponsored language programs: the National Defense Education Act in ...


0859: Mr. And Mrs. Paul R. Cooley Sr. Civil Rights Era Newspaper Collection, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2020

0859: Mr. And Mrs. Paul R. Cooley Sr. Civil Rights Era Newspaper Collection, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

This collection contains six newspapers from West Virginia, Virginia, and New York documenting historic events that occurred during the Civil Rights Movement, specifically during the March on Washington on August 29, 1963 and the events that occurred after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968.


Murder,Mayhem,Manson, Jack Shoplock Jan 2020

Murder,Mayhem,Manson, Jack Shoplock

Capstone Showcase

Charles Manson was one of the most horrifying, yet alluring figures to emerge in recent history, in part due to his crimes and their nature, and his strange behavior displayed during his famous trials in the early 1970s. Born in a small town in 1934 Charlie took to criminality from a young age, being institutionalized for over half his life before he was finally released in 1967 during the heyday of the summer of love in San Francisco. Once back on his feet, he began a quest for musical superstardom, gathering a harem of unstable, broken and misused runaway teens ...


Handing Down The Heritage: Preserving Irish Diasporic Identities In The Festival City Of Montana, Margaret Mary Walsh Jan 2020

Handing Down The Heritage: Preserving Irish Diasporic Identities In The Festival City Of Montana, Margaret Mary Walsh

Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers

Butte, Montana is a tough, historic industrial town in western Montana known for its mining, its Irish, and strangely, its festivals. The city boasts countless parades and community events each year for a variety of holidays as well as for showcases of traditions and ethnic pride. Three celebrations in particular, St. Patrick’s Day, Fourth of July, and An Rí Rá, attract visitors from all over the country – and world – who seek to experience the enthusiasm and splendor of these celebrations. So, what can these popular celebrations in Montana’s Festival City, Butte, reveal about the Irish community living there ...


Rodney Ruby Family Papers, University Archives And Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University Jan 2020

Rodney Ruby Family Papers, University Archives And Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University

Manuscript Finding Aids

Civil War records and diary of members of the Ruby family of Farmerville, Union Parish, Louisiana


Rita M. Krouse Collection, University Archives And Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University Jan 2020

Rita M. Krouse Collection, University Archives And Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University

Manuscript Finding Aids

Correspondence concerning the building of a military road between Fort Smith on the Arkansas River to Natchitoches, Louisiana


Rufus M. Smith Collection, University Archives And Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University Jan 2020

Rufus M. Smith Collection, University Archives And Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University

Manuscript Finding Aids

CAMP RUSTON DOCUMENTATION PROJECT

List of former prisoners interned in U.S. World War II prisoner of war camps who returned for reunion in 1984, including four from Camp Ruston


Ross Hale Camp Ruston Collection, University Archives And Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University Jan 2020

Ross Hale Camp Ruston Collection, University Archives And Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University

Manuscript Finding Aids

CAMP RUSTON DOCUMENTATION PROJECT

Various photographs from Camp Ruston of buildings, U.S. soldiers, staff, and their wives. Also included is the donor's letter to Vince Spione, October 1995


Roland Oliver Papers, University Archives And Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University Jan 2020

Roland Oliver Papers, University Archives And Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University

Manuscript Finding Aids

Confederate letters of Oliver from Louisiana and Mississippi (including one from Vicksburg) during the Civil War.


Ruston Collection, University Archives And Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University Jan 2020

Ruston Collection, University Archives And Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University

Manuscript Finding Aids

Materials related to the history and development of Ruston, Louisiana


Samuel Worth Jones Family Papers, University Archives And Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University Jan 2020

Samuel Worth Jones Family Papers, University Archives And Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University

Manuscript Finding Aids

The journal of a prosperous farmer in Webster Parish, Louisiana, kept 1870-1925; and the personal, legal, and business records and correspondence of Jones, his father John Jones III, his son Floyd and other members of the family


Scotty Gatlin Collection, University Archives And Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University Jan 2020

Scotty Gatlin Collection, University Archives And Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University

Manuscript Finding Aids

Civil War letter from 28th Louisiana Regiment land information on men mentioned in it.


Stephen Webre, Phd., Historical Documents Collection, University Archives And Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University Jan 2020

Stephen Webre, Phd., Historical Documents Collection, University Archives And Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University

Manuscript Finding Aids

Letter from Lavinia Hood to Thomas Bacon Coleman, who was a private in Company I, Second Louisiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment, dated Claiborne Parish, La., July 12, 1861


Thomas M. Wade Papers, University Archives And Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University Jan 2020

Thomas M. Wade Papers, University Archives And Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University

Manuscript Finding Aids

Materials related to the history of Tensas Parish, Louisiana; notes of "The Bowies and Their Kindred" (1899), sketches of Bowie family members (including Jim Bowie)


Thomas M. Wade Collection, University Archives And Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University Jan 2020

Thomas M. Wade Collection, University Archives And Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University

Manuscript Finding Aids

Research materials on history of Tensas Parish, Louisiana, compiled by Wade


Thomas Claude Beard Collection, University Archives And Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University Jan 2020

Thomas Claude Beard Collection, University Archives And Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University

Manuscript Finding Aids

Materials from U.S. World War II prisoner of war camp Camp Ruston. Donor was a member of the U.S. staff at the camp

CAMP RUSTON DOCUMENTATION PROJECT


Virgil Orr Collection, University Archives And Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University Jan 2020

Virgil Orr Collection, University Archives And Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University

Manuscript Finding Aids

Memorabilia from the donor's student days at Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, [1940], and from his service in the U.S. Army during World War II, 1944-1945.

Donated in honor of the centennial of Louisiana Tech University, 1894-1994


World War Ii Ration Documents, University Archives And Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University Jan 2020

World War Ii Ration Documents, University Archives And Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University

Manuscript Finding Aids

Unused ration books from World War II, various rations, gas, store, tires, shoes, fuel oil, etc


History Of Pulaski County Dec 2019

History Of Pulaski County

John Hugh Reynolds materials, 1855-1923

History of Pulaski County, and its capital city Little Rock, including the creation of Arkansas Post as the state capital and its movement to Little Rock, Arkansas. This touches on important people in Pulaski County history, including Arkansas's first Governor [James] Miller, Chester Ashley, and Augustus H. Garland. This also includes population numbers and various counties that were created from Pulaski County.


Exploring Rockingham County’S Past: Recapturing Local History And Promoting Accessibility, Kayla Heslin Dec 2019

Exploring Rockingham County’S Past: Recapturing Local History And Promoting Accessibility, Kayla Heslin

Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

In 2018 Exploring Rockingham’s Past (ERP) launched. ERP is an online repository created to house local records from the Rockingham County, Virginia circuit court. Just a little over a year before its launch, Clerk of the Court, Chaz Haywood entreated facility and graduate students within the history department of James Madison University to help develop community access to the records housed within his institution. Sadly, over the decades the records of the courthouse had fallen into disarray, rendering them useless. Seeing this as a significant loss of culture and heritage, Haywood and James Madison University began developing a platform ...


The People Of The Cumberland Plateau: Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow Nov 2019

The People Of The Cumberland Plateau: Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow

Symposium of Student Scholars

The area of East Tennessee that lies between the Appalachian and Cumberland Mountains is called the Cumberland Plateau. This area reaches from Chattanooga to Bristol. Many people not from this region label it as redneck, back-woods, or hillbilly. Many don’t consider it to be a place that holds modern values, such as conservation and education. Through archival research, I will study this area during the Great Depression to explore how this place’s reality is different.

During one generation, the Plateau changed from a place defined by isolation and limited education to a hub of scientific research and a ...


Speaker Interview: The Civil War In The West, Ashley Whitehead Luskey Nov 2019

Speaker Interview: The Civil War In The West, Ashley Whitehead Luskey

The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History

Megan Kate Nelson is a writer and historian living in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Her new book, The Three-Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West, will be published by Scribner in February 2020. This project was the recipient of a 2017 NEH Public Scholar Award and a Filson Historical Society Fellowship. Nelson is the author of two previous books: Ruin Nation: Destruction and the American Civil War (Georgia, 2012) and Trembling Earth: A Cultural History of the Okefenokee Swamp (2005). She has also written about the Civil War, the U.S. West, and American ...


An Exclusion And An Agreement: Comparing The Chinese And Japanese Immigrant Experiences, 1870–1942, Eric Lowe Oct 2019

An Exclusion And An Agreement: Comparing The Chinese And Japanese Immigrant Experiences, 1870–1942, Eric Lowe

History in the Making

While the many immigrant stories associated with the American melting pot are set against the backdrop of the east coasts’ Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, it is important to note that immigration to America’s West Coast was arguably more influential in the development of U.S. immigration policy. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Chinese and Japanese fought for the right to become citizens while facing opposition from both the American public and the U.S. legal system. Examining these struggles against the common narrative contributes to a more comprehensive understanding of what it ...