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Italian Fellas In Olive Drab: Exploring The Experiences Of Italian-American Servicemen In Sicily And Italy, 1943-1945, Guido Rossi 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

Italian Fellas In Olive Drab: Exploring The Experiences Of Italian-American Servicemen In Sicily And Italy, 1943-1945, Guido Rossi

Master's Theses

Despite constituting the largest ethnic group in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II, the experiences of Italian-Americans have received scant attention by historians. In particular, the stories of the U.S. citizens of Italian descent or Italian-born but naturalized Americans who served in Italy, have received almost none. These soldiers, sailors, airmen, and coastguardmen who could often speak Italian, had grown up in Italian-American families and neighborhoods, and still had relatives in Italy, were asked to go fight in their country of origin. During the Allied advance, these men found themselves in close contact with a destitute ...


Blackademic Negotiations When The Ivory Tower Isn't Enough: Finding Pathways To Activism As An Emerging Black Scholar, Wideline Seraphin 2017 The Pennsylvania State University

Blackademic Negotiations When The Ivory Tower Isn't Enough: Finding Pathways To Activism As An Emerging Black Scholar, Wideline Seraphin

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

This reflexive essay chronicles the last two years of the author's PhD program and the negotiations of an emerging black female critical scholar in response to the growing tensions between academic obligations and growing racial unrest. Guiding questions of, “what are you going to do? And what are you willing to pay?” were used to think through what it meant to dedicate oneself to critical social justice work and apply that dedication to everyday practices despite perceived limitations.


"I'D Rather Be Forgotten Than Dishonored": An Oral And Life History Project With A Vietnam Veteran, Hayley M. Hasik 2017 Stephen F Austin State University

"I'D Rather Be Forgotten Than Dishonored": An Oral And Life History Project With A Vietnam Veteran, Hayley M. Hasik

Student Publications

More than 2.7 million Americans served in the military during the Vietnam era and roughly 40,000 of them as helicopter pilots in Vietnam, yet scholars are still trying to understand the Vietnam experience. There is little doubt that the war played an influential role in the lives of that generation. Yet, many Vietnam veterans refrained from talking about their service, making it difficult to study and understand their experiences within the existing historical narrative. Using the life history of Warrant Officer James Scott, Hayley Hasik argues that Vietnam veterans—particularly helicopter pilots—are an underrepresented group that, through ...


Interview With Ralph Merrill, D.D.S., M.Sc.D., Ralph Merrill D.D.S., M.Sc.D. (interviewee), Louis G. Terkla D.M.D. (interviewer) 2017 Oregon Health & Science University

Interview With Ralph Merrill, D.D.S., M.Sc.D., Ralph Merrill D.D.S., M.Sc.D. (Interviewee), Louis G. Terkla D.M.D. (Interviewer)

Oral History Collection

Ralph Merrill, D.D.S., M.Sc.D., was born in Salt Lake City on December 24, 1932. He decided on a career in dentistry while studying at the University of Denver and during an externship at a Native American hospital in Alaska, his mentor's influence guided him into focusing on surgery. He attended the University of Washington School of Dentistry, completing residencies at Boston City Hospital, Boston University, and Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit). Merrill came to OHSU as he wished to work on the academic side of oral surgery and was particularly impressed with the ortho-pathology departments and ...


P28. Canadian Jewish Women And Girls On The Homefront, 1939-1945, Jennifer Shaw 2017 Western University

P28. Canadian Jewish Women And Girls On The Homefront, 1939-1945, Jennifer Shaw

Western Research Forum

Background: The following presentation explores the roles and experiences of Canadian Jewish women on the Canadian homefront during World War Two. Despite knowing much about the lives of women in this time period in general, we do not know much about the experiences of particular groups, and how they differed from the majority of women.

Methods: Using first-hand accounts gathered from Canadian Jewish women, as well as archival materials, this presentation explores the different ways Jewish women and girls participated in the war effort and experienced the war years.

Results: While acknowledging that some of their experiences mirrored those of ...


Experience And Enjoy Therapeutic West African Drumming, Danny S. Daniels 2017 Youth Villages

Experience And Enjoy Therapeutic West African Drumming, Danny S. Daniels

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

This presentation is designed to introduce the benefits of a therapeutic West African drumming program to educators and mental health professionals. Participants will engage in a basic drumming class where they will experience the academic and socio-emotional benefits of drumming while practicing an African rhythm. How to relate American School Counselor Association (ASCA) standards as well as Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) and Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) will be explained and demonstrated by the presentation facilitators.


An Oral History Of Italian American Identity & Perception During The First Half Of The 20th Century, Joshua A. Hoxmeier 2017 University of Nebraska at Omaha

An Oral History Of Italian American Identity & Perception During The First Half Of The 20th Century, Joshua A. Hoxmeier

Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

This paper will detail the experiences, perceptions, and memories of working and middle class Italian American men during the first half of the twentieth century and examine the differences between how the two World Wars and their aftermaths shaped the ethnic identity of these men. By looking at Italian American World War II veterans, I conclude the notion that Italian American inclusion was achieved through the First World War and the nationalism of the 1920s, especially the restriction of immigration from Southern and Eastern Europe, is not fully representative of both the realities and perceptions of a sizable number of ...


Lone Man And All My Relations, Doug Meigs 2017 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Lone Man And All My Relations, Doug Meigs

Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

Lone Man is the central creation figure of the Mandan, an indigenous people of present-day North Dakota. The story of Lone Man begins with the creation figure becoming self-aware on the open ocean. He creates the Earth and sets off to discover his people. Doug Meigs is writing the oral history of Robert O’Brien, a modern Mandan man living in Omaha, Nebraska, who grew up without any knowledge of tribal identity. Late in life, he would set off to learn that he was Mandan. O’Brien is still coming to terms with the meaning of that identity.


Transcription Tools And Software, Rebecca Bakker 2017 Florida International University

Transcription Tools And Software, Rebecca Bakker

Works of the FIU Libraries

This presentation was given as part of the digital humanities workshop series at the Digital Scholar Studio. It includes a brief overview of transcribing for oral histories, as well as techniques and tools that can be used. Various speech recognition software are analyzed, and information given on the hardware available at the Digital Scholar Studio at Florida International University.


Recording Oral Histories, Rebecca Bakker 2017 Florida International University

Recording Oral Histories, Rebecca Bakker

Works of the FIU Libraries

This presentation gives a brief overview of techniques and best practices for recording oral histories.


Interview With Susan Tolle, M.D., Susan Tolle M.D. (interviewee), Lesley Hallick, Ph.D. (interviewer) 2017 Oregon Health & Science University

Interview With Susan Tolle, M.D., Susan Tolle M.D. (Interviewee), Lesley Hallick, Ph.D. (Interviewer)

Oral History Collection

Susan Tolle is a graduate of Lewis & Clark College and OHSU, and completed residencies at UCSD. She has a love of rural medicine and was drawn to internal medicine out of an interest in treating the whole person and nurturing lasting relationships with patients. She is an advocate for compassionate communication. She taught medicine in the dental school and published numerous articles on dentistry and ethics with Gary Chiodo, and projects on ‘end-of-life’ care with John Benson. Seven years into her tenure at OHSU, Tolle won a Pew Kaiser Mid-Career Award and completed a one-year fellowship in clinical medical ethics ...


Interview With Dr. Brian Coutts (Fa 769), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives, Brian E. Coutts, Lisa K. Miller 2017 Western Kentucky University Libraries

Interview With Dr. Brian Coutts (Fa 769), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives, Brian E. Coutts, Lisa K. Miller

Brian Coutts

Oral interview with Dr. Brian E. Coutts conducted by Lisa K. Miller on 21 December 2014. This interview was part of the Evelyn Thurman Oral History Project. The audio interview can be accessed by clicking the "Download" button. This download may take several minutes. A photograph of the interviewee can be accessed by clicking on "Additional Files."


The Confessions Of A Goat: An Oral History On The Resistances Of An Indigenous Community, Prabhakar Jayaprakash 2017 Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

The Confessions Of A Goat: An Oral History On The Resistances Of An Indigenous Community, Prabhakar Jayaprakash

The Qualitative Report

Betta Kurumba is an indigenous (also known as Adivasi / tribal) community living in the Gudalur block of Nilgiris district, Tamil Nadu, India. This district is part of the Western Ghats mountain range that runs parallel to the Western Coast of India. It is an anthropological research on a hamlet, Koodamoola, located inside a tea and coffee plantation, the Golden Cloud Estate (pseudonym). Few years ago, the owner (under legal contestation) of this plantation attempted to enforce a ban on rearing of livestock arbitrarily. Betta Kurumbas did not agree to this enforcement since they are the ancient inhabitants of this forest ...


History 650 Syllabus Spring 2017, Barbara Allen 2017 La Salle University

History 650 Syllabus Spring 2017, Barbara Allen

All Oral Histories

No abstract provided.


Oral History- Dennis Smith, Jordan S. Adams 2016 Southern Adventist University

Oral History- Dennis Smith, Jordan S. Adams

Cold War

This Article is about Bitburg Air Force Base during the height of the Cold War, it includes an explanation of the Victor and Zulu Alert.


James Herod's Wwii Naval Experience, Milan A. Pino 2016 SouthernAdventist University

James Herod's Wwii Naval Experience, Milan A. Pino

World War II

James Herod is possibly the youngest World War two veteran to have seen combat. He served in the Navy in the Pacific ocean and was present for the bombing of Hiroshima. Mr. Herod talked about a near death experience and growing up during the Great Depression.


Vietnam Oral History: William Mcclenahan, Lydia K. Scoggins Ms. 2016 Southern Adventist University

Vietnam Oral History: William Mcclenahan, Lydia K. Scoggins Ms.

Vietnam

This is the interview with William McClenahan. He was a Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. He served in the Vietnam War and his story tells the cold details of his time in Vietnam.


William King Oral History - Great Depression - Dyess Colony, Kyrie M. King 2016 Southern Adventist University

William King Oral History - Great Depression - Dyess Colony, Kyrie M. King

Great Depression

No abstract provided.


Oral History Of Dan Peters, Cobra Pilot In Vietnam War, Jennifer M. Wheeler 2016 Southern Adventist University

Oral History Of Dan Peters, Cobra Pilot In Vietnam War, Jennifer M. Wheeler

Vietnam

A volunteer to the Army as a helicopter pilot, Dan Peters gives an account of when he served in the Vietnam War in 1970. Beginning in California, Peters enlisted and trained at Fort Polk, Fort Walters, Fort Rucker, Fort Hunter, and left to Vietnam from Travis Air Force Base. Peters gives a background of the political climate around the Vietnam War and his job on a hunter-killer team as a Cobra pilot.


Oral History - Joe Holt - Vietnam, Alexa Fisher 2016 Southern Adventist University

Oral History - Joe Holt - Vietnam, Alexa Fisher

Vietnam

Oral history on Joe Holt's time in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War (1965-1969).


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