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Marching On Together: The Future Of Non-Profit Museums In A For-Profit World, Matthew R. Dellaguzzo 2018 Seton Hall University

Marching On Together: The Future Of Non-Profit Museums In A For-Profit World, Matthew R. Dellaguzzo

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

This thesis proposes a model of increased collaboration among museums as an alternative to the commercialization of the museum field. Through a combination of internal and external factors, museums are finding it necessary to operate in a manner akin to that of commercial enterprises. This trend threatens to undermine the cultural and educational mission of museums. At the same time, the ability of museums to carry out their missions necessarily depends on a solid financial base. Collaboration, whether in the form of consortia or consolidated institutions, provides an avenue whereby museums can not only make more economical use of their ...


2018-05-17 Message From The President, Morehead State University. Office of the President. 2018 Morehead State University

2018-05-17 Message From The President, Morehead State University. Office Of The President.

Staff Congress Records

A message from the President to the faculty and staff issued on May 17, 2018.


Strange Woods, Song Park 2018 Washington University in St. Louis

Strange Woods, Song Park

Graduate School of Art Theses

I am interested in searching for images of women that have not been adequately represented in visual art. As a visual artist, I am directed by my sense of sight to investigate and know something. I like to challenge myself to visualize things that do not already have a visual representation. It has been frustrating for me to create images of women, and I have experienced a deep ambivalence in response to the different images of women I have encountered. The socially and culturally constructed images of women that I have internalized and those that have developed from my own ...


The Vanishing Line, Jacopo Mazzoni 2018 Washington University in St. Louis

The Vanishing Line, Jacopo Mazzoni

Graduate School of Art Theses

This thesis is an exploratory effort to bridge the rift that political and monetary powers created between art and technology. In my practice, these socio-political motivations are exposed through the creation of non-utilitarian inventions that use different technologies as charged metaphors. I research mass media language and construct interactive pieces while borrowing strategies from the entertainment industry to make environmental, social, and political issues more palatable than documentary films or raw data could. In my work, technology is regarded as a semidivine entity with supernatural powers that can both elevate and reduce the human experience. My work functions differently according ...


Exploring Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, Desiree Butterfield-Nagy 2018 Selected Works

Exploring Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, Desiree Butterfield-Nagy

Desiree Butterfield-Nagy

The maps produced by the Sanborn Map Company, originally created for the purpose of assessing insurance costs, continue to provide some of the most comprehensive coverage of cities and towns in the United States, including detailed plans of streets and buildings dating from the late 1800s for more than 12,000 towns, including communities in Maine.

Groups attending this session will learn about the history of the Sanborn Map Company and the making of these maps. Be sure to choose your favorite corner in the downtown area of your town and see how it changed from 1884 to 1921. We ...


Panel Session 3b, Virginia Rutter, Maggie Obaid, Sarah Mulhall Adelman 2018 Framingham State University

Panel Session 3b, Virginia Rutter, Maggie Obaid, Sarah Mulhall Adelman

A Day in May

The Framingham Model: What have learned from the FSU Teach-ins?
Virginia Rutter

Investigating public support for the ‘Hug a Terrorist” model of radicalization prevention
Maggie Obaid

“Habitually immoral, disorderly or ungovernable”: Interrogating Concepts of Delinquency in Nineteenth-Century Institutions for Children
Sarah Mulhall Adelman


A History Of The Mid-America Conference On History, James N. Giglio 2018 Missouri State University

A History Of The Mid-America Conference On History, James N. Giglio

Studies in Midwestern History

After conferring with colleagues, I created the Mid-America Conference on History (MACH) in 1977. At the time I was an associate professor of history at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. The MACH sought to mirror other regional ventures such as the Northern Great Plains History Conference, which was established in 1966. The motivation was similar for I had also experienced the high costs of attending national meetings of the Organization of American Historians or the American Historical Association held in cities such as New York, Philadelphia, or Washington, D.C. More importantly, the opportunity to present at national ...


The Rise And Fall Of A Midwestern Studies Journal: The Old Northwest, 1975-1992, David M. Fahey 2018 Miami University

The Rise And Fall Of A Midwestern Studies Journal: The Old Northwest, 1975-1992, David M. Fahey

Studies in Midwestern History

The Old Northwest was a scholarly journal published at Miami University (Ohio) from 1975 to 1992. Its focus was on the states that had been part of the Old Northwest Territory, or those bounded by the Great Lakes and the Ohio and Mississippi rivers: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and part of Minnesota. In the inaugural issue the editors pointed to the Northwest Territory Celebration Commission of 1937, and argued that the Old Northwest had a distinctive cultural identity comparable to that of New England and of the Old South. The journal was founded with the support of Phillip R ...


Historical Sketch Of The Northern Great Plains History Conference, 1966-2015, William E. Lass 2018 Minnesota State University

Historical Sketch Of The Northern Great Plains History Conference, 1966-2015, William E. Lass

Studies in Midwestern History

The Northern Great Plains History Conference, which recently held its 50th conference, was conceived by D. Jerome Tweton of the University of North Dakota’s Department of History. After attending the Missouri Valley History Conference in Omaha, Tweton thought the concept of a regional history conference should be duplicated on the Northern Great Plains. But, his attendance at the American Historical Association’s 1965 meeting in New York City caused him to act. The conference was crowded, costly, and only attended by two North Dakota historians. While flying back to Grand Forks, Tweton decided to give historians of the North ...


‘[It] Made Me Want To Rush Out And Take An Antiseptic Bath’: Frances Cochran And The Dilemmas Of Social Work In Progressive Era Cincinnati, Douglas Slaybaugh 2018 Saint Michael’s College

‘[It] Made Me Want To Rush Out And Take An Antiseptic Bath’: Frances Cochran And The Dilemmas Of Social Work In Progressive Era Cincinnati, Douglas Slaybaugh

Studies in Midwestern History

Social work in the Progressive Era was influenced by two contradictory visions of the profession. One called for an empathetic connection between the social worker and the poor that could transform both. The other focused on the dangers the poor posed to middle-class values and sought to use new knowledge in the social and natural sciences to control and protect society from the poor. The case of Frances Cochran, a young Cincinnati social worker from 1912-1916, first at the House of Refuge and then the Juvenile Protective Association, exemplifies the tensions between the two visions of the profession and shows ...


Where The Midwest Ends And The Great Plains Begin, Brad Tennant 2018 Presentation College

Where The Midwest Ends And The Great Plains Begin, Brad Tennant

Studies in Midwestern History

There are a number of historical perspectives and events that justify the Great Plains as the end of the Midwest and the beginning of the American West. The most noticeable differences begin at approximately the 100th meridian as changes with climatic conditions, vegetation, and animal life become more readily apparent. In addition, historical events, such as the last major United States-Indian confrontation at Wounded Knee and the non-Indian settlement of the Northern Great Plains in the late nineteenth century, coincided with the proclaimed end of the frontier experience in United States history.


Wisconsin’S Disaggregated Development And The Study Of The Midwest, Lawrence H. Larsen, Barbara Cottrell Larsen 2018 University of Missouri-Kansas City

Wisconsin’S Disaggregated Development And The Study Of The Midwest, Lawrence H. Larsen, Barbara Cottrell Larsen

Studies in Midwestern History

Understanding Wisconsin’s decentralized and greatly localized early development offers important clues for historians of later eras who are attempting to come to terms with the history of the Midwest as a region. The Fox River Valley is but one example of the divisions – economic and otherwise – that make the Midwestern states a patchwork of regions centered on places that might have little bearing to other locations within even their own state. This is both a challenge and an opportunity for historians of the Midwest, typically accustomed to state-based histories, to consider both the global and the intensely local in ...


Our Midwests, Mark Vinz 2018 Minnesota State University-Moorhead

Our Midwests, Mark Vinz

Studies in Midwestern History

When I was teaching American Studies and Literature courses in “The Midwest,” I’d always began with a survey, asking students to indicate where they thought the Midwest was located on the map, what its main characteristics were, what its people were like, etc. I was always amazed at how little my students knew about the questions, or about the differences between such things as urban and rural. Their home area was indeed what Eric Sevareid once called “a blank on the nation’s mind.” It’s indeed time for all of us to escape the stereotypes and know more ...


The Perils And Promise Of Midwestern Studies, Frederick E. Witzig 2018 Monmouth College

The Perils And Promise Of Midwestern Studies, Frederick E. Witzig

Studies in Midwestern History

As I reflect on the eight-year history of Midwest Studies (renamed the Midwest Initiative, then Midwest Matters; here I will use the term MSI, for Midwest Studies Initiative) at Monmouth College in west-central Illinois, two relevant news pieces from the community of small, private, liberal arts colleges circulate around me. The first, that of Iowa Wesleyan College throwing overboard faculty, staff, and academic programs in an effort to stay afloat, is actually more than a year old, but it was refreshed on our campus by a recent IWC visitor who explained its painful repercussions. The second, the startling announcement of ...


Centrifugal And Centripetal Forces Shaping The American Midwest, John E. Miller 2018 South Dakota State University

Centrifugal And Centripetal Forces Shaping The American Midwest, John E. Miller

Studies in Midwestern History

Efforts to identify the essential identity or the defining features of the Midwest are interesting and valuable, but they are ultimately doomed to failure because the Midwest is many different things. It is necessarily complex, conflicted, and contradictory, in much the same way that America as a whole was depicted by historian Michael Kammen in The Contrapuntal Civilization. Citing examples from his 2014 book, Small-Town Dreams: Stories of Midwestern Boys Who Shaped America, John Miller describes the powerful impulses that led young men to leave their midwestern farms and hometowns to pursue their destinies in distant places, while at the ...


Nfl Cheerleaders, Richard C. Crepeau 2018 University of Central Florida

Nfl Cheerleaders, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

The National Football League is one of those American entities that likes to think of itself as quintessentially American, embodying the very best of America. It has gone the extra mile to wrap itself in the flag and other markers of American “patriotism,” particularly those that cast a favorable light on the league and cost little or nothing in the way of effort and commitment. Image is the thing, substance is superfluous.


Extracted Economies, Extracted Lives: Mining In Bolivia And Mexico 1880-1980, Andrew Schuster 2018 University of Wyoming

Extracted Economies, Extracted Lives: Mining In Bolivia And Mexico 1880-1980, Andrew Schuster

Honors Theses AY 17/18

The mining history of Bolivia and Mexico is tied to one of extractive industry, of the kind which made our modern world, and the complexity of its problems. In this context many of these raw materials are extracted to more advanced economies by large scale and intensely capitalist companies, these have immense power both in the economies of extraction but also everyday worker life. This relationship both at a micro and macro-level importantly shapes said countries labor relations and conditions, especially in respect to foreign managers and owners.

Specifically this project focuses on labor relations and complications in the long-standing ...


Malcolm X And Black Lives Matter: How Media Bias, Globalization, And Exigence Affect The Messages Of Rhetorical Movements, Nancy Heise 2018 University of Wyoming

Malcolm X And Black Lives Matter: How Media Bias, Globalization, And Exigence Affect The Messages Of Rhetorical Movements, Nancy Heise

Honors Theses AY 17/18

In order to provide insight into the effectiveness of messages about racial equality for black Americans, this project utilized Critical Race Theory (CRT) to assess and juxtapose two Malcolm X speeches with rhetoric from the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, through neo-Aristotelian Criticism. The messages from Malcolm X’s two speeches and the rhetoric from the BLM movement were extrapolated and defined through Critical Race Theory. Themes of globalization, Black Nationalism, epistemology, white-centricity, black-affirmation, self-identification, imagery, and media bias have been touched on and explored. The speeches, the rhetoric and all of their elements were placed in their historical contexts ...


Resilience Through Connection To Place: How Native Peoples Rely On The Land And How The Land Relies On Us, Tabitha N. Espinoza 2018 University of Montana

Resilience Through Connection To Place: How Native Peoples Rely On The Land And How The Land Relies On Us, Tabitha N. Espinoza

Graduate Student Portfolios

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Postwar Churches Of Christ Mission Work: The Philippines As A Case Study, Brady Kal Cox 2018 Abilene Christian University

Postwar Churches Of Christ Mission Work: The Philippines As A Case Study, Brady Kal Cox

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

There was a large increase in the number of Churches of Christ missionaries and missionary efforts following World War II (WWII). There were also significant changes and developments in American religious culture following WWII—Churches of Christ were not exempt from these changes. This study examines the question of how postwar developments in American religion influenced missionary efforts of American Churches of Christ by looking at examples of American missionaries in the Philippines.

The study relies heavily on primary sources, including letters and news reports from archival collections, Churches of Christ periodicals, and email correspondence with people familiar with the ...


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