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The U.S Constitution Vs. The Weimar Constitution: Why Democracy Failed In Post-War Germany., Jennifer Wright, Kevin Dorth Sep 2014

The U.S Constitution Vs. The Weimar Constitution: Why Democracy Failed In Post-War Germany., Jennifer Wright, Kevin Dorth

Jennifer Wright Joe

This presentation outlined the differences between the Weimar Constitution of post-WWI Germany to that of the United States and explored the reasons the Weimar Constitution failed.


Pioneers In Your Attic: Uvu's Sutherland Archives' Experience-Updated., Catherine Mcintyre Aug 2014

Pioneers In Your Attic: Uvu's Sutherland Archives' Experience-Updated., Catherine Mcintyre

Catherine McIntyre

Utah Valley University's George Sutherland Archives participated in a state-wide digitization project called Pioneers In Your Attic: Preserving the Legacy of the Overland Migration. Developed by Scott Eldredge of Brigham Young University, several university digitization centers, or hubs, collaborated with regional public libraries, museums, and historical societies to host "scanning events," inviting members of the public to bring unique, historic family photographs and documents, such as diaries, journals, letters, and business papers, to be scanned for free, and added to an openly accessible online digital collection called Pioneers In Your Attic. This presentation focuses on the overall experiences of ...


Brooklyn's Thirst, Long Island's Water: Consolidation, Local Control, And The Aquifir, Jeffrey A. Kroessler Jan 2014

Brooklyn's Thirst, Long Island's Water: Consolidation, Local Control, And The Aquifir, Jeffrey A. Kroessler

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The creation of greater New York City in 1898 promised a solution to the problem of supplying Brooklyn and Queens with water. In the 1850s, the City of Brooklyn tapped ponds and streams on the south side of Queens County, and in the 1880s, dug wells for additional supply. This lowered the water table and caused problems for farmers and oystermen, many of whom sued the city for damages. Ultimately, salt water seeped into some wells from over-pumping. By 1896, Brooklyn’s system had reached its limit. Prevented by the state legislature from tapping the aquifer beneath Suffolk’s Pine ...