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Interview With Rich Arenberg By Brien Williams, Richard 'Rich' A. Arenberg Dec 2008

Interview With Rich Arenberg By Brien Williams, Richard 'Rich' A. Arenberg

George J. Mitchell Oral History Project

Biographical Note
Richard A. “Rich” Arenberg, the son of Bernard and Mary Arenberg, was born on October 16, 1945, in Norwich Connecticut. He was a campus activist during his undergraduate years at Boston University, and worked on some local campaigns, including the campaign of Tom Atkins, the first African American city councilor in Boston. He received a Ph.D. in political science also from Boston University and has a background in survey research. He worked as the issues director for Paul Tsongas’s first congressional campaign in Massachusetts and continued on Tsongas’s congressional and Senate staff until Tsongas retired ...


Jones, Rich (Fa 332), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2008

Jones, Rich (Fa 332), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 332. Paper: "Folklore and Media Project on the 'Daily News' Newspaper Articles" written by Rich Jones for a Western Kentucky University folk studies class.


Interview With Steve Hart By Brien Williams, W. 'Steve' Stephen Hart Dec 2008

Interview With Steve Hart By Brien Williams, W. 'Steve' Stephen Hart

George J. Mitchell Oral History Project

Biographical Note
Walter Stephen Hart was born January 17, 1955, in Washington, DC, to Peter William Hart and Mary Jane Strauss Hart; his parents were librarians. He attended Arizona State University, where he earned a degree in mass communications. He worked at a radio station in New Hampshire and covered the 1980 presidential primaries. He returned to school at Ball State, graduating with a degree in journalism and a minor in public relations, after which he moved to Maine, where his wife was working. He worked for Maine congressional candidate Phil Merrill in the 1982 primary, and after Merrill lost ...


Strobel, Robert Nelson, B. 1988 - Collector (Sc 1826), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2008

Strobel, Robert Nelson, B. 1988 - Collector (Sc 1826), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1826. 1846 business letter from Benjamin Warfield, Lexington, Kentucky to Micajah Smith, Harrison County, Kentucky; 18 September 1865 letter from Dan, New Orleans, to his sister Olive in [Massachusetts] discussing his military service; letter from J. Stoddard Johnston, Kentucky Secretary of State to his counterpart in Illinois, 9 August 1877.


Sexton, Edward Vernon, 1925-2007 (Sc 1825), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2008

Sexton, Edward Vernon, 1925-2007 (Sc 1825), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1825. Documents, news clippings, ephemera, and correspondence related to Edward Vernon Sexton's military service in Word War II.


Kirk, Ola L., D. 1983 - Letters To (Sc 1816), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2008

Kirk, Ola L., D. 1983 - Letters To (Sc 1816), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1816. Two letters written to Ola L. Kirk, Bowling Green, Kentucky, from U.S. Representative William H. Natcher, Washington, D.C. Also, one letter to Kirk from FBI director J. Edgar Hooever, Washington, D.C., related to a speaking engagement.


Birchett, John A., B. 1949 (Sc 1821), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2008

Birchett, John A., B. 1949 (Sc 1821), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1821. Two 1970 letters from John A. Birchett, stationed in Vietnam, to his wife Patti in Lexington, Kentucky. He writes about his love for his wife and his desire to return home soon.


Interview With Lee Lockwood By Brien Williams, Lee E. Lockwood Dec 2008

Interview With Lee Lockwood By Brien Williams, Lee E. Lockwood

George J. Mitchell Oral History Project

Biographical Note
Lee Enfield Lockwood was born February 17, 1946, in Cumberland, Maryland, to Sarah and Sam Enfield. She grew up in Houston, Texas, attending a local public elementary school and a private high school. She was graduated from Duke University in 1968 with a major in political science. She moved to Washington, DC, and was hired onto Senator Muskie’s staff. She worked for Muskie from 1969 to 1978, first sorting and reading the mail and eventually handling speech writing and legislation. She worked for Senator Mitchell when he was majority leader, handling correspondence in his Senate office from ...


Meng, Yu (Sc 1823), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2008

Meng, Yu (Sc 1823), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid, full-text scan of paper, and interview (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 1823. Project documenting the historic Scott Tobacco Company building in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Documentation includes photos, slides, and a taped interview with Danny Howell, president of Scott Tobacco. Also includes copy of a Scott Tobacco Company pocket notebook with facts about tobacco and the company's products.


World War Ii - Illustrated Envelopes, 1942-1945 (Sc 1819), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2008

World War Ii - Illustrated Envelopes, 1942-1945 (Sc 1819), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1819. Five colorfully illustrated envelopes containing images and slogans related to the United States's involvement in World War II.


Thompson, James Gaydon (Sc 1824), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2008

Thompson, James Gaydon (Sc 1824), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1824. Small notebook containing advice on military tactics and survival written by James Gaydon Thompson for a cousin, John Rye. The notebook is not dated, but Thompson mentions the Battle of Iwo Jima.


Terry, John (Sc 1820), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2008

Terry, John (Sc 1820), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1820. Letter, 9 February 1853, from John Terry, Louisville, Kentucky to Thomas Green Moss, New Brighton, Pennsylvania discussing Moss's suffering from a medical ailment.


Hill Hardware Company, 1922-1923 (Sc 1822), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2008

Hill Hardware Company, 1922-1923 (Sc 1822), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1822. Business papers that include a balance sheet for the company as of 1 June 1922 and a tentative budget for 1923 that outlines employee responsibilities and salaries.


Hawthorne's 1850'S Romances: Political And Personal Apologia And Accommodation, Vicki Carbone Dec 2008

Hawthorne's 1850'S Romances: Political And Personal Apologia And Accommodation, Vicki Carbone

English Master’s Theses

Nathaniel Hawthorne was one in a long line of American scholars, politicians, statesmen, and writers who created a national mythos. By creating, or recreating, a national past wherein every American would share, at least in myth, a common New England beginning, it was hoped that Americans would share a common view of America as the city set on a hill which the Puritans believed they had established. This was to accomplish many objectives: glorify America's Puritan beginnings, make heroic the Puritan forefathers, and remind every American of the brotherhood of all Americans. In addition to this, Hawthorne undertook to ...


New Liberty Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1879-1977 (Sc 1806), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2008

New Liberty Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1879-1977 (Sc 1806), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1806. Register, 1879 to 1977, of the New Liberty Methodist Church located in Edmonson County, Kentucky. Register includes lists of members, pastors and baptisms. Information prior to 1879 has been copied into the book. Also, a separate hand-written list of pastors is included.


Becchetti, Paul S., Jr. (Mss 235), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2008

Becchetti, Paul S., Jr. (Mss 235), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 235. Letters from Paul S. Becchetti, Jr. to his parents, Paul and "Doris" Becchetti of Poughkeepsie, New York. Majority of the letters written while he was serving as a medic with the 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.


James, Ora Nadine (Doyle), 1913-1998 - Collector (Sc 1772), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2008

James, Ora Nadine (Doyle), 1913-1998 - Collector (Sc 1772), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1772. Warren County deed, 1842; first bill received by George D. James's grocery store, Brownsville, Edmonson County, Kentucky, 1913; 1928-1931 autograph album and other items related to Brownsville High School; letter from Methodist minister Hoyt Parsley, Kyrock, Edmonson County, 31 October 1941; other miscellaneous items.


Potter, Phyllis M. (Fa 326), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2008

Potter, Phyllis M. (Fa 326), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 326. Paper: "Psalm-singing in 17th Century New England" written by Potter for a Western Kentucky University folk studies class.


Green, Jennie Scott, 1879-1965 (Mss 237), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2008

Green, Jennie Scott, 1879-1965 (Mss 237), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 237. One large account book, 1832-1839 (357 p.) kept by the Green family of Falls of Rough, Grayson County, Kentucky; portions of the ledger were later used as a scrapbook. Collection also includes genealogy and legal papers related to the Green family and news clippings.


Tate, Isaac, 1808-1889 (Sc 1818), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2008

Tate, Isaac, 1808-1889 (Sc 1818), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1818. Letter, 22 August 1828, from Tate, Green County, Kentucky to John Brigham, Secretary of the American Bible Society, New York City. On behalf of the newly-formed Green County Bible Society, Tate inquires about the purchase of Bibles from Brigham's organization.


The Judicial Behavior Of Justice Souter In Criminal Cases And The Denial Of A Conservative Counterrevolution, Scott P. Johnson Dec 2008

The Judicial Behavior Of Justice Souter In Criminal Cases And The Denial Of A Conservative Counterrevolution, Scott P. Johnson

The University of New Hampshire Law Review

[Excerpt] “The following article documents the judicial career of Justice David Souter from his time served as an attorney general and state judge in New Hampshire until his recent tenure on the U.S. Supreme Court. Based upon his written opinions and individual votes, Justice Souter clearly has evolved into a more liberal jurist than ideological conservatives would have preferred in the area of criminal justice. Over the course of his judicial career, Justice Souter has gained respect as an intellectual scholar by attempting to completely understand both sides of a dispute and applying precedent and legal rules in a ...


University Of South Florida Libraries Holocaust & Genocide Studies Draft Business Plan, Mark I. Greenberg Dec 2008

University Of South Florida Libraries Holocaust & Genocide Studies Draft Business Plan, Mark I. Greenberg

Special Collections Faculty and Staff Publications

Genocide and mass violence have become global threats to peace and security and a sad testament to the human condition. Almost a half million genocide and torture victims currently reside in the United States, with millions more suffering silently in other parts of the world. Recognizing an important opportunity to unify the University of South Florida’s wide-ranging Holocaust & genocide studies initiatives and to contribute to global education and action, the USF Libraries have created a global interdisciplinary center to better understand and prevent genocide.

USF Libraries Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center will become an internationally recognized center for the quality ...


New American Witches: A Transitioning Figure In The Twentieth Century, Daniel Grafton Dec 2008

New American Witches: A Transitioning Figure In The Twentieth Century, Daniel Grafton

All Theses

This thesis compares the Wiccan faith with fantasy literature of the twentieth century in an effort to reveal the spread of radical feminist thought between 1963 and 1983 by examining how these groups represented the shared figure of the witch. By comparing these different representations it may be determined whether radical feminist thought was promoted through fantasy literature. If the figure of the witch did become radically feminist in this popular setting then this would indicate a broader acceptance of radical feminist thought in American culture. This is examined by establishing a definition of fantasy literature during the late twentieth ...


The Courage And Endurance To Remain In His Own Country And Fight The Battle Out: Donald Davidson And The South, 1893-1968, Michael Sisk Dec 2008

The Courage And Endurance To Remain In His Own Country And Fight The Battle Out: Donald Davidson And The South, 1893-1968, Michael Sisk

All Theses

This thesis examines the life of Donald Grady Davidson (1893-1968) and the forces - external and internal - that drove him to contribute to I'll Take My Stand: The South and the Agrarian Tradition, in 1930 and remain an avid apologist for Southern Agrarianism for the remainder of his life. Davidson, who began his literary career as a devotee of modernism, opposed much of his native culture yet suddenly changed directions around 1925 and embraced the distinctiveness of his Southern heritage. This thesis argues that events surrounding the Scopes Trial in 1925 caused Davidson to reevaluate his position on the South ...


From The Gilded Ghetto To Hollywood: Bruce Lee, Kung Fu, And The Evolution Of Chinese America, Darcy Coover Dec 2008

From The Gilded Ghetto To Hollywood: Bruce Lee, Kung Fu, And The Evolution Of Chinese America, Darcy Coover

All Theses

As has been true for most groups of immigrants arriving in the United States, the Chinese have undergone a wide-ranging, and at times rapid, transformation in the eyes of mainstream America. No other ethnic or racial group in American history has been so singled out for immigration regulation as have the Chinese--the Exclusion Act, passed in 1882, still represents the only time that a particular ethnic group was selected for immigration restriction. While an analysis of the legal history of the era reveals the various restrictions faced by Chinese immigrants in terms of the state, a look at American popular ...


Radical Politics In Revolutionary Times: The South Carolina Secession Convention And Executive Council Of 1862, Eric Lager Dec 2008

Radical Politics In Revolutionary Times: The South Carolina Secession Convention And Executive Council Of 1862, Eric Lager

All Theses

This thesis examines the political culture and behavior in South Carolina during the secession crisis and first two years of the Civil War. Historians have analyzed antebellum politics in South Carolina but few recent attempts have been made to trace those issues to the larger narrative of state politics during the Civil War. I argue that serious political divisions existed in the Palmetto State during the sectional crisis over the proper method and procedure of secession. Once secession became a reality South Carolina politicians attempted to bury these differences for the sake of unity, but ultimately the pressures of war ...


Bushnell General Military Hospital And The Community Of Brigham City, Utah During World War Ii, Andrea Kaye Carter Dec 2008

Bushnell General Military Hospital And The Community Of Brigham City, Utah During World War Ii, Andrea Kaye Carter

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Bushnell General Military Hospital was an Army World War II hospital in Brigham City, Utah from August 1942 to June 1946. It specialized in treating amputations, maxillofacial surgery, neuropsychiatric conditions, and tropical diseases. It was also one of the first hospitals to experimentally use penicillin. Bushnell was a regional facility for wounded solders from the Mountain States that provided quality medical care to patients. The community of Brigham City and the citizens of other Northern Utah communities were an integral part of the success of Bushnell. Citizens donated time, supplies, and money to support the facility and to assist in ...


Combining Environmental History And Soil Phytolith Analysis At The City Of Rocks National Reserve: Developing New Methods In Historical Ecology, Lesley Morris Dec 2008

Combining Environmental History And Soil Phytolith Analysis At The City Of Rocks National Reserve: Developing New Methods In Historical Ecology, Lesley Morris

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Historical ecology is an emerging and interdisciplinary field that seeks to explain the changes in ecosystems over time through a synthesis of information derived from human records and biological data. The methods in historical ecology cover a wide range of temporal and spatial scales. However, methods for the more recent past (about 200 years) are largely limited to the human archive and dendrochronological evidence which can be subject to human bias, limited in spatial extent or not appropriate for non-forested systems. There is a need to explore new methods by which biological data can be used to understand historic vegetation ...


Design Guidelines For The Historic Downtown Of The City Of St. George, Utah, Bronson Ron Tatton Dec 2008

Design Guidelines For The Historic Downtown Of The City Of St. George, Utah, Bronson Ron Tatton

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This document proposes historic preservation guidelines for the downtown area of the City of St. George, Utah. It grew from a summer internship with the city where I took inventory of the streetscape in the Historic Downtown and prepared recommendations in the form of a PowerPoint Presentation that was given to the city council. This paper summarizes the summer internship and introduces a more appropriate approach based on reflection of the internship. The new approach involves a thorough inventory of the historic character, in-depth research of the historic elements that contribute to the historic character, development of design guidelines and ...


Warren County, Kentucky - Census, 1850 (Mss 238), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2008

Warren County, Kentucky - Census, 1850 (Mss 238), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 238. Two large volumes separated into fifteen subfolders representing various census schedules for 1850 in Warren County, Kentucky. Information about free and slave populations, deaths, agriculture, and industry in Warren County's two enumeration districts is included.