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Jewish Libraries And Archives In America, Pearl Berger Dec 2006

Jewish Libraries And Archives In America, Pearl Berger

Judaica Librarianship

In celebration of the occasion of the 350th anniversary of Jewish immigration to America, this paper takes a look back and then looks forward, highlighting both achievements and challenges in the realms of Jewish libraries and archives as well as their associated professions. The paper scans the past fifty years, since the tercentenary in 1954, pointing to evidence of much growth and expansion. It then proceeds to discuss areas of development for the future, taking into account opportunities presented by the digital age.


From The Social Margins To The Center: Lebanese Families Who Arrived In South Carolina Before 1950, Elizabeth Whitaker Dec 2006

From The Social Margins To The Center: Lebanese Families Who Arrived In South Carolina Before 1950, Elizabeth Whitaker

All Theses

The Lebanese families who arrived in South Carolina found themselves in a different environment than most had anticipated. Those who had spent time elsewhere in the U.S. found predominantly rural and predominantly Protestant South Carolina to be almost as alien as they or their parents had found the United States due partly to the religious differences and partly to the cultural differences between the Northeast, where most of them had lived for at least a few years after arriving in the United States, and the Southeast. Most of these new arrivals eventually found success and some degree of acceptance ...


Minarets In Dixie: Two 1893 Proposals To Introduce Islam In The American South, Brent D. Singleton Dec 2006

Minarets In Dixie: Two 1893 Proposals To Introduce Islam In The American South, Brent D. Singleton

Library Faculty Publications

In May 1893, Mohammed Alexander Russell Webb, an American convert to Islam, communicated with landowners in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama to purchase property in order to establish colonies of Muslim Indian immigrants. A month earlier, Julius Chambers, a New York newspaper editor, put forth a call to convert the masses of African Americans in the South to Islam. This essay describes the two Islamization schemes, their interrelation, and their ultimate demise. Drawing mainly from Southern newspapers, the resultant press reaction both in support of and in opposition to Webb’s immigration plan is also presented. The essay is a starting ...


The John Muir Newsletter, Winter 2006/2007, The John Muir Center For Environmental Studies Dec 2006

The John Muir Newsletter, Winter 2006/2007, The John Muir Center For Environmental Studies

John Muir Newsletters

The John Muir EWSLETTEB Two California Lions: John Muir & Luther Burbank by Roberta M. McDow, Stockton, CA I have long wanted to know you," John Muir wrote from his home in Martinez, California on January 6, 1910. "Strange how people so near are so long kept apart."1 His message accompanied a receipt dated December 29, 1909 for five dollars, about one hundred in today's currency, contributed to the Society for the Preservation of National Parks.2 A day later, Muir's letter arrived at its destination in Santa Rosa. The recipient was Luther Burbank. Burbank had lived in the area since 1875 when, as a young man of twenty-six, he left Massachusetts to join his brother Alfred.3 He thought his brother had settled on "the chosen spot of all this earth as far as Nature is concerned... ."4 Here he put down his roots and began his life's work in horticulture. Two decades earlier and less than forty miles away, John Strentzel had purchased land near Martinez where he grew a variety of fruit trees in search of the most suitable for the region. But all experimentation ceased when Strentzel's son-in-law, John Muir, became the manager of the Alhambra Valley property.5 Muir's goals were to provide for his family, finance his own scientific inquiries and have the time to pursue them. To him, plants were objects of beauty and love in the wild, but breeding them to produce more and better food was not his vocation. Yet Muir and Burbank had interests in common and in some ways their lives almost mirrored each other. Muir, born in Dunbar, Scotland on April 21, 1838, was about eleven years older than Burbank.6 The latter was born at Lancaster, Massachusetts on March 7, 1849, the same year the Muir family immigrated to America.7 Through his mother, Burbank was also of Scottish ancestry.8 Both men lived about seventy-seven years, Muir shy of that number by four months, Burbank over it by one.9 By 1910, Burbank had resided in Sonoma County for thirty-five years. Muir had lived in neighboring Contra Costa County for thirty. Both married relatively late in life: Muir to Louie Strentzel in 1880, when he was forty-two,10 Burbank to his first wife Helen Coleman in 1890 when he was forty-one.11 The formal education of both men ended before they received degrees. Muir studied at the University (continued on page 5) Page 1

NeWs & Notes. Muir Center Director Swagerty Follows Muir's Footsteps "Down under" From March 19 to April 29, Bill Swagerty followed John Muir's 1903-04 trek to New Zealand and Australia. Awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialist grant, Swagerty lectured at University of Waikato in Hamilton and at Victoria University, both on the North Island. Three of his talks focused on Muir: :Origins of John Muir's Environmentalism;" "John Muir's Life and Legacy;" and "John Muir in New Zealand." The trip began and ended in Auckland, New Zealand's largest city and a place Muir entered by steamer in January, 1904, returning after an extensive tour overland of both north and south islands by rail, stage, boat, and on foot. Bill Swagerty with the largest tree in New Zealand, the Kuari named "Tane Mahuta" meaning "God of the Forest." Muir did not see this tree, but was in the general area within the Waipoua Forest. Muir's purpose ...


Jfk Blown Away -- Hooray! Kennedy's Dallas Visit Roiled Hate Groups, Donald E. Wilkes Jr. Nov 2006

Jfk Blown Away -- Hooray! Kennedy's Dallas Visit Roiled Hate Groups, Donald E. Wilkes Jr.

Popular Media

Exactly 43 years ago, on Nov. 22, 1963, 46-year old President John F. Kennedy was assassinated at 12:30 p.m. in Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, TX.

Dallas was then, as Matthew Smith notes in JFK: THE SECOND PLOT (1992), "the southwest hate capital of Dixie... In its politics and in its people, Dalls represented the right wing as far as it could go." Before and during his Dallas visit, local right-wingers busied themselves to make JFK unwelcome. They were angry and indignant that JFK was coming to their city. In fact, at the very time shots were being ...


Storming Politics: San José Women In The “Feminist Capital, 1975-2006,, Danelle L. Moon Nov 2006

Storming Politics: San José Women In The “Feminist Capital, 1975-2006,, Danelle L. Moon

Danelle L. Moon

No abstract provided.


Towards A Bibliography Of Critical Whiteness Studies, Tim Engles Nov 2006

Towards A Bibliography Of Critical Whiteness Studies, Tim Engles

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

As the title implies, this book offers a multi-disciplinary overview of the explosion of work in scholarly critical whiteness studies. The contributing bibliographers acknowledge that this work follows and builds upon a great deal of whiteness critique previously provided by African American writers, and by those writing from other racialized positions. Each section provides a solid introduction to key concepts and practices regarding whiteness in a particular field, including: philosophy, history, literature, cinema, the visual arts, psychology, education, media studies, qualitative inquiry, personal narratives, and international and comparative approaches.


Storming Politics: San José Women In The “Feminist Capital, 1975-2006,, Danelle L. Moon Nov 2006

Storming Politics: San José Women In The “Feminist Capital, 1975-2006,, Danelle L. Moon

Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Towards A Bibliography Of Critical Whiteness Studies, Tim Engles Oct 2006

Towards A Bibliography Of Critical Whiteness Studies, Tim Engles

Tim Engles

As the title implies, this book offers a multi-disciplinary overview of the explosion of work in scholarly critical whiteness studies. The contributing bibliographers acknowledge that this work follows and builds upon a great deal of whiteness critique previously provided by African American writers, and by those writing from other racialized positions. Each section provides a solid introduction to key concepts and practices regarding whiteness in a particular field, including: philosophy, history, literature, cinema, the visual arts, psychology, education, media studies, qualitative inquiry, personal narratives, and international and comparative approaches.


Writings: Transcript - A Bold New Revolution: Jacksonville Before Consolidation, Edna Louise Saffy, James B. Crooks, David Milam, Jay Mooney, Raymond Neal, Louis H. Ritter, Carolyn L. Williams, Alton Yates Oct 2006

Writings: Transcript - A Bold New Revolution: Jacksonville Before Consolidation, Edna Louise Saffy, James B. Crooks, David Milam, Jay Mooney, Raymond Neal, Louis H. Ritter, Carolyn L. Williams, Alton Yates

Saffy Collection - All Textual Materials

Speeches: A transcription of A Bold New Revolution: Jacksonville Before Consolidation - A Panel Discussion Commemorating 38 Years of Consolidated Government October 21, 2006.


Writings: “A Bold New Revolution: Jacksonville Before Consolidation" October 21, 2006, Edna Louise Saffy Oct 2006

Writings: “A Bold New Revolution: Jacksonville Before Consolidation" October 21, 2006, Edna Louise Saffy

Saffy Collection - All Textual Materials

Speeches: " A Bold New Revolution: Jacksonville Before Consolidation" -presented on October 21, 2006, at the Downtown Jacksonville Public Library by Edna Saffy, PH.D.


Llewena Baker Hill Mathews, 1900 - 1941, Maureen Elgersman - Lee (Ed.) Oct 2006

Llewena Baker Hill Mathews, 1900 - 1941, Maureen Elgersman - Lee (Ed.)

The Griot

No abstract provided.


No Guarantees: Mordecai F. Ham, Evangelism And Prohibition Meetings In Texas, 1903-1919, Jerry Hopkins Oct 2006

No Guarantees: Mordecai F. Ham, Evangelism And Prohibition Meetings In Texas, 1903-1919, Jerry Hopkins

East Texas Historical Journal

No abstract provided.


The Day Book Of Benjamin Walker, 1846, Emmitte R. Walker, Judith F. Russell Oct 2006

The Day Book Of Benjamin Walker, 1846, Emmitte R. Walker, Judith F. Russell

East Texas Historical Journal

No abstract provided.


Book Notes Oct 2006

Book Notes

East Texas Historical Journal

No abstract provided.


Book Reviews Oct 2006

Book Reviews

East Texas Historical Journal

No abstract provided.


Advertisements Oct 2006

Advertisements

East Texas Historical Journal

No abstract provided.


Ethj Vol-44 No-2 Oct 2006

Ethj Vol-44 No-2

East Texas Historical Journal

No abstract provided.


Etha Information Oct 2006

Etha Information

East Texas Historical Journal

No abstract provided.


Table Of Contents Oct 2006

Table Of Contents

East Texas Historical Journal

No abstract provided.


List Of Books Reviewed Oct 2006

List Of Books Reviewed

East Texas Historical Journal

No abstract provided.


School Desegregation In Port Arthur: The Battle Between The Community, The Board, And The Justice Department, Tina M. Kibbe Oct 2006

School Desegregation In Port Arthur: The Battle Between The Community, The Board, And The Justice Department, Tina M. Kibbe

East Texas Historical Journal

No abstract provided.


"We Want Aggies, Not Maggies": James Earl Rudder And The Coeducation Of Texas A&M University, Christopher Bean Oct 2006

"We Want Aggies, Not Maggies": James Earl Rudder And The Coeducation Of Texas A&M University, Christopher Bean

East Texas Historical Journal

No abstract provided.


Title Page Oct 2006

Title Page

East Texas Historical Journal

No abstract provided.


Queens Of The Court: The Kildare Lady Eagles Of 1937-1945, Gail Dorgan Oct 2006

Queens Of The Court: The Kildare Lady Eagles Of 1937-1945, Gail Dorgan

East Texas Historical Journal

No abstract provided.


The Birds Of Tanglewood And The Great Bird Storm Of 1922, Pamela L. Palmer Oct 2006

The Birds Of Tanglewood And The Great Bird Storm Of 1922, Pamela L. Palmer

East Texas Historical Journal

No abstract provided.


Institutional Members Oct 2006

Institutional Members

East Texas Historical Journal

No abstract provided.


Index For 2006 Oct 2006

Index For 2006

Iowa Heritage Illustrated

No abstract provided.


Iowa Heritage Illustrated, Vol.87 No.4, Winter 2006 Oct 2006

Iowa Heritage Illustrated, Vol.87 No.4, Winter 2006

Iowa Heritage Illustrated

No abstract provided.


As If In A Dream: Automobile Projects And Production In Iowa, 1870-1983, Philip G. Hockett Oct 2006

As If In A Dream: Automobile Projects And Production In Iowa, 1870-1983, Philip G. Hockett

Iowa Heritage Illustrated

No abstract provided.