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The Murals Of The Dewey Graduate Library, Kristen Thornton-De Stafeno Jan 2017

The Murals Of The Dewey Graduate Library, Kristen Thornton-De Stafeno

Dewey Graduate Library History

The history and descriptions of the Great Depression-era Works Progress Administration Murals created by artist William Brantley Van Ingen, a student of Louis Comfort Tiffany, depicting the history of Albany, New York State.


Ms – 201: Hauser Collection Of Eisenhower Political Ephemera, Lauren H. Roedner Sep 2016

Ms – 201: Hauser Collection Of Eisenhower Political Ephemera, Lauren H. Roedner

All Finding Aids

This collection comprises an assortment of President Dwight D. Eisenhower related political materials from the 1960s and 1970s. A few relate directly to the donor’s family (Hauser), but most do not. The collection is predominantly programs from Eisenhower-related events or dedications, a few pamphlets and photographs, and a few political bumper stickers from national elections. There is also the occasional item related to President Ronald Reagan or President Richard Nixon. This collection does not provide a wealth of information about or memorabilia from local politics or political events that Eisenhower attended.

Special Collections and College Archives Finding Aids are ...


Editor's Note, Elizabeth C. Stevens Apr 2016

Editor's Note, Elizabeth C. Stevens

Newport History

In our Spring 2016 issue, we present two articles on quite different but nevertheless compelling topics in Newport history. The first, Marian Desrosiers’ “Daily Fare and Exotic Cuisine in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Newport,” provides a window into the various foods and drinks consumed by eighteenth-century Newport residents .Secondly, Paul Harpin’s article, “W. Douglas Hazard and the Newport Herald, 1907-1945” takes us to another century and another equally absorbing topic—the rise, success, and demise of a very popular daily newspaper. The Newport Herald was faltering in 1907 when three employees scraped together the funds to buy the paper from its owners ...


Searching For Their Real Home: Dependent Black Children In Indianapolis, 1910-1940, John D. Ramsbottom Sep 2015

Searching For Their Real Home: Dependent Black Children In Indianapolis, 1910-1940, John D. Ramsbottom

John D. Ramsbottom

Concerns about the future for young people, reflected in contemporary headlines, were equally prominent in Indianapolis a hundred years ago. Then, as now, children whose parents neglected or abandoned them posed a special problem. In the midst of rapid social change that seemed to threaten traditional family stability, a small corps of professionals and volunteers worked to provide a nurturing environment.


Searching For Their Real Home: Dependent Black Children In Indianapolis, 1910-1940, John D. Ramsbottom Jul 2015

Searching For Their Real Home: Dependent Black Children In Indianapolis, 1910-1940, John D. Ramsbottom

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

Concerns about the future for young people, reflected in contemporary headlines, were equally prominent in Indianapolis a hundred years ago. Then, as now, children whose parents neglected or abandoned them posed a special problem. In the midst of rapid social change that seemed to threaten traditional family stability, a small corps of professionals and volunteers worked to provide a nurturing environment.


Dr. Cooper Holtzclaw: Healing Through Change, Peter Houmann May 2015

Dr. Cooper Holtzclaw: Healing Through Change, Peter Houmann

Student Research

In America, the field of healthcare underwent extraordinary changes in the years from 1870-1920. A huge expansion in the number of patients spurred growth in the number of hospitals and physicians. The field became more professionalized and standardized. Dr. Cooper Holtzclaw, an eminent physician in Chattanooga, Tennessee, experienced these changes firsthand during his years of practice, and maintained his respected status among the citizens of Chattanooga.


Fire On The Mountain: Growth And Conflict In Colorado Ski Country, Michael W. Childers May 2010

Fire On The Mountain: Growth And Conflict In Colorado Ski Country, Michael W. Childers

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

This dissertation examines the environmental, economic, and cultural conflicts over the private development of ski resorts in Colorado's National Forests between 1910 and 2000. Downhill skiing emerged as an increasingly popular winter activity during the first half of the twentieth century, particularly in western state such as Colorado. A part of the a larger outdoor recreational boom throughout the United States' during the interwar years, downhill skiing challenged the Forest Service's ability to meeting the public's growing appetite for year-round recreational opportunities. These challenges increased following World War II as the nation's growing population and affluence ...


A History Of Canadian Studies At The University Of Maine, Robert H. Babcock Jan 2009

A History Of Canadian Studies At The University Of Maine, Robert H. Babcock

Books

The purpose of this book is to explain the development of the Canadian Studies program at the University of Maine from its origins in the early 20th century to its position today as the most comprehensive program of its kind in the United States. Readers will learn how Maine's close proximity to Canada has spawned an ever-widening range of cross-border academic contacts rooted in mutual interests that are reinforced by collaborative academic study, which is benefiting residents on both sides of the international boundary.


On The Record : The Visibility Of Race, Class, Gender, And Age In Richmond, Virginia's Newspaper Coverage Of 1960'S Sitdown Movement, Jill Eisenberg Jan 2009

On The Record : The Visibility Of Race, Class, Gender, And Age In Richmond, Virginia's Newspaper Coverage Of 1960'S Sitdown Movement, Jill Eisenberg

Honors Theses

This research project is an analysis of the representation of race, class, gender, and age in local newspapers during the early 1960 civil rights' sitdown movement in Richmond, Virginia. Political figures and heads of media were predominantly older, elite, white- and male-oriented and -dominated. Through studying both white Richmond and African American Richmond newspapers, this thesis explores how these interlocking and interdependent systems of oppression and privilege affected the portrayal of groups and individuals in the media. Gender, race, class, and age cannot be studied in isolation from one another when analyzing the Civil Rights Movement and newspapers as primary ...


Utah's Plight: A Passage Through The Great Depression, Joseph F. Darowski Jan 2004

Utah's Plight: A Passage Through The Great Depression, Joseph F. Darowski

Theses and Dissertations

The Great Depression marked a fateful passage in the annals of the American people. President Roosevelt's New Deal, the nation's signature response, proved to be a determined but erratic reaction. Against the backdrop of a nation deeply mired in an unrelenting international depression, dramatic events played themselves out in the lives of the men and women of Utah. Throughout, fidelity to principles of independence, self-reliance, and self-sufficiency were sorely challenged.

The people of Utah found succor in two almost diametrically opposed responses. The New Deal offered an amalgam of programs and panaceas through which the federal government attempted ...


Island Of Tranquility: Rhetoric And Identification At Brigham Young University During The Vietnam Era, Brian D. Jackson Jan 2003

Island Of Tranquility: Rhetoric And Identification At Brigham Young University During The Vietnam Era, Brian D. Jackson

Theses and Dissertations

The author argues that beyond religious beliefs and conservative politics, rhetorical identification played an important role in the relative calmness of the BYU campus during the turbulent Sixties. Using Bitzer's rhetorical situation theory and Burke's identification theory, the author shows that BYU's calm campus can be explained as a result of communal identification with a conservative ethos. He also shows that apparent epistemological shortcomings of Bitzer's model can be resolved by considering the power of identification to create salience and knowledge in rhetorical situations. During the Sixties, BYU administration developed policies on physical appearance that invited ...


Review Of "Understanding The Great War" By Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau And Annette Becker, Jennifer D. Keene Jan 2002

Review Of "Understanding The Great War" By Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau And Annette Becker, Jennifer D. Keene

History Faculty Articles and Research

This is a review of Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker's "Understanding the Great War."


Editor's Note, Ron M. Potvin Oct 2000

Editor's Note, Ron M. Potvin

Newport History

In February of 1783, an infuriated prisoner in Newport Jail furiously wrote in his diary his unmitigated contempt for that "Miserable impertinent Rascally Ignorant Mule headed puppy ... who put me to jail." In her article, "A Rhode Island Patriot in Newport Jail," Virginia Steele Wood assumes the role of a detective, sifting through scores of contemporary records to discover the identity of the unknown diarist and learn his fate.

Since the advent of photography in newspaper journalism, the Newport Daily News has kept the community apprized of progress, difficulties, and activities at the many Newport city schools through the use ...


The Public Campaign Of The 1949 Virginia Democratic Gubernatorial Primary, William O. Hester Apr 1950

The Public Campaign Of The 1949 Virginia Democratic Gubernatorial Primary, William O. Hester

Master's Theses

That the South possesses a one-party system of choosing its state and national representatives is an axiom of Anericnn politics . On only three occasions since 1880 have Southern presidential electors cast their votes for any nominee other than that of the Democratic Party. On only four occasions in this period has a Governor of a Southern State been elected on any but a Democratic ticket. This record is convincing testimony that in the States of the late Confederacy the nominees of the Democratic Party are in reality the only candidates having any probability of election.

It would therefore behoove the ...