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Russian Language Use In The United States: Demographics And Implications, Julie Brock, Sadia Zoubir-Shaw Oct 2019

Russian Language Use In The United States: Demographics And Implications, Julie Brock, Sadia Zoubir-Shaw

Posters-at-the-Capitol

As a large nation covering 1/9 of the Earth’s surface, Russia and its language necessarily draw linguistic attention. Between the time of the Russian Revolution (1917) until now, Russian speakers (both from Russia itself and former Soviet territories) immigrated to the United States in four or five waves. Russian is currently identified as one of the world’s Critical Languages, according to the U.S. State Department. U.S. Census data indicate that Russian language spoken in respondents’ homes increased by 393% between 1980-2010, with just under a million people speaking Russian in their homes in 2011. English ...


Gray, John H. (Sc 3483), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Gray, John H. (Sc 3483), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan of typescript (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3483. Letter, 15 October 1862, to his family from John H. Gray, serving with the 101st Indiana Infantry. He describes his experiences enroute to Perryville, Kentucky in the wake of the recent battle there: the lack of rations that required improvisation when preparing meals, the prevalence of diarrhea (“the quick step”) among the troops, and his hospitalization at Perryville, where he sees the decaying body of a Confederate soldier, houses and hospitals full of suffering wounded, piles of spent ammunition, and destruction of ...


Call For Papers: Maine In The Statehood Era (Ca. 1780s-1820s) And Its Commemoration And Legacy, University Of Maine Oct 2019

Call For Papers: Maine In The Statehood Era (Ca. 1780s-1820s) And Its Commemoration And Legacy, University Of Maine

Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference

Details for submitting to the upcoming volume Maine in the Statehood Era (ca. 1780s-1820s) and its Commemoration and Legacy.


Bethlehem Methodist Church - Monroe County, Kentucky (Sc 3485), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Bethlehem Methodist Church - Monroe County, Kentucky (Sc 3485), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3485. "Bethlehem Methodist Church (Monroe County, Kentucky) Membership List, ca. 1853-54" compiled by Charles R. Arterburn. A one-page history of the church is included on page 2. The remainder of the pages are photocopies of the church’s membership list from 1853 to 1854, although the church was established in 1839.


Warr, Joseph W., 1836-1864 (Sc 3482), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Warr, Joseph W., 1836-1864 (Sc 3482), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and typescript (Click on “Additional Files” below for Manuscripts Small Collection 3482. Letter, 11 February 1862, to his mother and siblings from Joseph Warr, Company A, 2nd Minnesota Volunteers. From Somerset, Kentucky, he writes of troop movements toward Bowling Green, Kentucky, where he expects a victorious battle. He describes a recent encounter with Confederate forces crossing the Cumberland River and the severe wounds of those taken prisoner, but declares that the enemy would otherwise have shown no mercy. He notes the long knives of the Confederates (“Mississippi toothpicks”) and the homemade quality of their uniforms. He also ...


Film Review: 10 Days In A Madhouse, Lauren Adams, Brent Bellah Oct 2019

Film Review: 10 Days In A Madhouse, Lauren Adams, Brent Bellah

History in the Making

No abstract provided.


Bobby Vega, William Howlett Oct 2019

Bobby Vega, William Howlett

History in the Making

No abstract provided.


Camp Followers, Nurses, Soldiers, And Spies: Women And The Modern Memory Of The Revolutionary War, Heather K. Garrett Oct 2019

Camp Followers, Nurses, Soldiers, And Spies: Women And The Modern Memory Of The Revolutionary War, Heather K. Garrett

History in the Making

When asked of their memory of the American Revolution, most would reference George Washington or Paul Revere, but probably not Molly Pitcher, Lydia Darragh, or Deborah Sampson. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to demonstrate not only the lack of inclusivity of women in the memory of the Revolutionary War, but also why the women that did achieve recognition surpassed the rest. Women contributed to the war effort in multiple ways, including serving as cooks, laundresses, nurses, spies, and even as soldiers on the battlefields. Unfortunately, due to the large number of female participants, it would be impossible to ...


Moss Family - Bible Records (Sc 3484), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Moss Family - Bible Records (Sc 3484), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3484. Genealogical pages related to the Moss family and several related families: Burnett, Layne, Matthews, and Rountree, removed from the Moss family Bible, 1828-1966; undated illuminated drawings executed by J. P. Gibbs and an undated solicitation for students in which he guaranteed “great improvement” or “no charge will be made.”


Book Review: American History Unbound, Brittany Kelley Oct 2019

Book Review: American History Unbound, Brittany Kelley

History in the Making

No abstract provided.


Jennings, Donna - Compiler (Sc 3481), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Jennings, Donna - Compiler (Sc 3481), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3481. Compilation titled “Kentucky Memories: Gladys Pernie Washer and her sister Mamie Ethel Washer Dalbotten.” Includes a reminiscence written by Gladys Washer in 1961 titled “To My Grandchildren Sketches of My Childhood” enhanced with family photos and “Memories of My Kentucky Home” by Mamie Dalbotten, also composed in 1961 and enhanced with family photos. Includes three digital images of family members.


Africa And The Diaspora In The Future Of Black Studies, Lisa Cliggett, Monica Visonà, Bertin Louis, Steven Davis, Elizabeth W. Williams Oct 2019

Africa And The Diaspora In The Future Of Black Studies, Lisa Cliggett, Monica Visonà, Bertin Louis, Steven Davis, Elizabeth W. Williams

Lisa Cliggett

Dr. Lisa Cliggett moderated the panel.


American Populism During The Ninteenth-Century, Andrew Richter Oct 2019

American Populism During The Ninteenth-Century, Andrew Richter

History in the Making

No abstract provided.


Manzanar: Lasting Remnants And Reflections On An American Injustice, Rocío Gomez Oct 2019

Manzanar: Lasting Remnants And Reflections On An American Injustice, Rocío Gomez

History in the Making

No abstract provided.


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 ...


Covington-Reynolds Family Papers (Mss 677), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Covington-Reynolds Family Papers (Mss 677), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 677. Chiefly courtship letters written by Edward Daniel Covington while teaching high school industrial arts classes at St. Petersburg High School in Florida to his girlfriend and future wife, Evelyn Reynolds, Cave City, Kentucky. The 1933 letters mention the financial effects of the Great Depression and the difficulty of paying teachers.


Cherry, Laura B. (Render), 1881-1942 (Sc 3480), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Cherry, Laura B. (Render), 1881-1942 (Sc 3480), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3480. Letter written by Laura B. Cherry, Indianapolis, Indiana, to John Marion Stahl, Jr., Bowling Green, Kentucky, in which she states her desire “to make your life happy and sweet.” It includes a facsimile of a $7 postal money order from Cherry to Stahl. In April 1915, Cherry sent a promissory note for thirty dollars to be drawn on Bowling Green’s American National Bank. She did not sign the note, so also included is a short letter to Stahl from J. Whit Potter, President of the American National Bank advising Stahl that ...


Horn Campaign For Kettering City Council Leaflet Oct 2019

Horn Campaign For Kettering City Council Leaflet

Charles F. Horn Selected Materials

A political campaign brochure urging Kettering, Ohio voters to elect Charles Horn to the Kettering city council. Horn was elected to the council in 1963, and he remained a councilman until he became Kettering mayor in 1969. Circa 1962-1967.


"Camp For Kids Who Can't" History, Charles F. Horn Oct 2019

"Camp For Kids Who Can't" History, Charles F. Horn

Charles F. Horn Selected Materials

A history of the "Camp for Kids Who Can't," program established by Charles Horn. This program raised money for marginalized children in the greater Miami Valley area to attend summer camp. Circa 1969-1980


Horn Mayoral Re-Election Campaign Brochure Oct 2019

Horn Mayoral Re-Election Campaign Brochure

Charles F. Horn Selected Materials

A political brochure for Charles Horn's re-election campaign for mayor of Kettering, Ohio. Horn served as mayor of Kettering from 1969-1980. Circa 1969-1980.


Horn Campaign For County Commissioner Brochure Oct 2019

Horn Campaign For County Commissioner Brochure

Charles F. Horn Selected Materials

A political brochure for Charles Horn's campaign for a seat on the Montgomery County Commission. Horn served as a commissioner for Montgomery County from 1980-1984. Circa 1979-1980.


"Thank You, Senator Horn" Campaign Document Oct 2019

"Thank You, Senator Horn" Campaign Document

Charles F. Horn Selected Materials

A political brochure describing Charles Horn's various achievements during his term as an Ohio senator. From 1985 to 2000, Horn served in the Ohio Senate, representing the sixth district, which encompasses most of Montgomery County, including Dayton. Circa 1984-1999.


Dayton Regional Issues Notes, Charles F. Horn Oct 2019

Dayton Regional Issues Notes, Charles F. Horn

Charles F. Horn Selected Materials

Notes from Charles Horn detailing future plans to improve the Dayton, Ohio region. Throughout his political career, Horn was involved in many initiatives that aimed to boost Dayton's economy. Circa 1984-2000


Instructions For Planting Marigolds, Kettering Garden City Beautification Committee Oct 2019

Instructions For Planting Marigolds, Kettering Garden City Beautification Committee

Charles F. Horn Selected Materials

Instructions explaining how to properly plant marigolds for city of Kettering, Ohio residents. These instructions were created and distributed by the Kettering Garden City Beautification Committee, a group created and led by mayor, Charles Horn.


Prosperity Club (Sc 3479), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Prosperity Club (Sc 3479), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3479. “Prosperity Club” chain letter with a list of six addressees in Tennessee and Oklahoma and instructions to the recipient to send ten cents to the person at the top of the list, replace the name with his/hers at the bottom, and send copies of the letter to five friends. The letter promises eventual receipt of $1,562.50.


Parker, Elizabeth (Elwell), 1809-1848 (Sc 3478), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Parker, Elizabeth (Elwell), 1809-1848 (Sc 3478), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3478. Letter, 18 August 1837, to Samuel Elwell and his wife in care of Henry Elwell, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from Samuel’s sister E. E. Parker, Louisville, Kentucky. She expresses hope for the education and success of Samuel’s newborn son and advises that she and her husband are doing well at “the best business place on the river.” She notes amenities in Louisville such as “large handsome stores,” an abundance of berries and other foodstuffs, steam and flatboats on the river, and good blacksmithing, despite a shortage of coinage. She also remarks on ...


Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864 - Relating To (Sc 3476), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864 - Relating To (Sc 3476), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3476. “Builders of Destiny,” a radio script written by V. Jay dramatizing the life of composer Stephen Foster, for broadcast on WLW radio, Cincinnati, Ohio, on 12 January 1952.


Religion And Culture In Inherit The Wind, Zachary Sheldon Oct 2019

Religion And Culture In Inherit The Wind, Zachary Sheldon

Journal of Religion & Film

Stanley Kramer’s Inherit the Wind (1960) has long been considered a classic for its indictment of McCarthyism as allegorized in a dramatic treatment of the Scopes Monkey Trial. But for all its political messaging, the film is also patently up front in its treatment of religious perspectives on culture. The presence of such material may be read allegorically but may also be read in connection with the period of the film’s production, as a statement piece on religious perspectives of media such as film. This article examines the religious messaging in Inherit the Wind in conjunction with religious ...


The Revolutionary Origins Of The Civil War, Gordon S. Wood Oct 2019

The Revolutionary Origins Of The Civil War, Gordon S. Wood

Northwestern University Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Effect Of The 1918 Influenza Pandemic On U.S. Life Insurance Holdings, Dr. Joanna Short Oct 2019

The Effect Of The 1918 Influenza Pandemic On U.S. Life Insurance Holdings, Dr. Joanna Short

Economics: Faculty Scholarship & Creative Works

This paper examines the effect of a sharp rise in mortality, the 1918 influenza epidemic, on life insurance holdings in the U.S. The BLS Cost of Living Surveys of 1918-1919 provide a unique opportunity to examine the effect of the pandemic—some households were surveyed before, and others during or shortly after the worst of the influenza outbreak. In addition, I use state-level insurance sales data to compare the increase in spending on insurance in states particularly hard hit by the epidemic, relative to those that were not. I find some evidence that, in the immediate aftermath of the ...