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Bradley Family Papers (Sc 3079), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Bradley Family Papers (Sc 3079), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3079. Miscellaneous papers of the Bradley family of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Includes correspondence, personal accounts, cemetery data, condolences on the death of Fanny (Arl) Bradley and her son Henry W. Bradley, and letters from Henry W. Bradley, Jr. written during his Naval service in the Far East after the close of World War II.


J. C. Penney: The Man, The Store And American Agriculture (Under Contract), David Delbert Kruger 2017 University of Wyoming

J. C. Penney: The Man, The Store And American Agriculture (Under Contract), David Delbert Kruger

David Delbert Kruger

No abstract provided.


The Destruction Of Property And The Radical Nature Of The Boston Tea Party, Holly K. Nehls 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Destruction Of Property And The Radical Nature Of The Boston Tea Party, Holly K. Nehls

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Caught In The Headlights: Revising The Road Kill Hypothesis Of Antebellum Illinois Bank Failures, Scott N. Clayman, Scott Deacle, Andrew J. Economopoulos 2017 Ursinus College

Caught In The Headlights: Revising The Road Kill Hypothesis Of Antebellum Illinois Bank Failures, Scott N. Clayman, Scott Deacle, Andrew J. Economopoulos

Business and Economics Faculty Publications

Illinois had a dismal free banking experience, with over 80% of its free banks failing by the start of the Civil War. Researchers agree that a dramatic change in bond prices was the catalyst, and some have shown that the riskiest banks, ex ante, were the most likely to fail. This study examines how Illinois free banks adjusted their portfolios in the face of increased political and financial risks prior to Abraham Lincoln’s election as president. Lincoln’s nomination in May 1860 and the Democratic Party schism in June 1860 raised the likelihood of secession and the potential for ...


Forward Myth: Military Public Relations And The Domestic Base Newspaper 1941-1981, Willie R. Tubbs 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

Forward Myth: Military Public Relations And The Domestic Base Newspaper 1941-1981, Willie R. Tubbs

Dissertations

This dissertation explores the evolution of domestic military base newspapers from 1941-1981, a timeframe that encapsulates the Second World War, Korean War, and Vietnam War, as well as interwar and postwar years. While called “newspapers,” the United States military designed these publications to be a hybrid of traditional news and public relations. This dissertation focuses on three primary aspects of these newspapers: the evolution of the format, style, and function of these papers; the messages editors and writers crafted for and about the “common” soldier and American; and the messages for and about members of the non-majority group.

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Retroactive Definitions: The Problem With The Traditional Marriage Argument, Atticus Garrison 2017 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

Retroactive Definitions: The Problem With The Traditional Marriage Argument, Atticus Garrison

Religion: Student Scholarship & Creative Works

Words often change meaning over time. For example, until the 1960s, the word “gay” meant “Light-hearted and carefree” or “Brightly coloured; showy”.[1] But after the 1960’s, the definition of “gay” drastically changed, to meaning a “homosexual.”[2]When you're with the Flintstones, Have a yabba dabba-do time A dabba-do time, We'll have a gay old time!”[3] This means that when we look at the theme song for the classic cartoon The Flinstones, we should not apply our definition of what gay means to how it is used in the theme song. Definitions of marriage work ...


Johnson’S War: How Vietnam Tarnished A Presidency, Patrick Lyons 2017 Salve Regina University

Johnson’S War: How Vietnam Tarnished A Presidency, Patrick Lyons

Pell Scholars and Senior Theses

This Senior History thesis entitled, Johnson's War: How Vietnam Tarnished a Presidency, dives into the controversial and often questioned success of Lyndon Johnson as President of the United States. Specifically, the Vietnam War and its harsh effect on Johnson and the United States is debated throughout. The context expresses how Johnson's presidency would forever be tarnished by the stain the Vietnam War has left in American history. The steps taken during the Johnson administration were proven to be quite harmful to his reputation and the success of the nation. The decisions made and consequences that came with the ...


Standing Up For Standing Rock: Environmental Racism In Modern America, Lizzy LeBleu 2017 Pepperdine University

Standing Up For Standing Rock: Environmental Racism In Modern America, Lizzy Lebleu

Seaver College Research And Scholarly Achievement Symposium

In this essay, I explore the implications of environmental racism among our national and global neighbors.


Gano, John Allen, 1805-1887 (Sc 3096), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Gano, John Allen, 1805-1887 (Sc 3096), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding Aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3096. Letters from church leaders in the central Kentucky region to John Allen Gano, a Christian Church minister in Bourbon County, Kentucky. The letters reference the charisma of Gano’s sermons and solicit his visitation to various church meetings and services.


Bush, Velma, 1923-2016 (Sc 3101), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Bush, Velma, 1923-2016 (Sc 3101), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding Aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3101. Correspondence about lay-offs and eventual termination information for Velma Bush from M. B. Manufacturing Company, Glasgow, Kentucky. M. B. Manufacturing Company supplied material to Chrysler Corporation. The lay offs and eventual termination were due to strikes at Chrysler and a slow down in business.


Fleming, Samuel, 1838-1916 (Sc 3095), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Fleming, Samuel, 1838-1916 (Sc 3095), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3095. Letter from Union soldier Samuel Fleming, Camp Wood [Munfordville], Kentucky, to James C. Carnahan, in which he discusses a military engagement with Confederates at Green River, Kentucky. He mentions casualties for both sides. He also reports, by name, the death of a soldier from fever and soldiers sent to Louisville Hospital.


Bond, Thomas J. (Sc 3094), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Bond, Thomas J. (Sc 3094), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding Aid and full text (Click on "Additional Files") for Manuscripts Small Collection 3094. Letter from Thomas Bond, Camp Wood [Munfordville], Hart County, Kentucky, to his parents, in which he relates a skirmish, including casualties, with Confederates near the Green River. He also mentions Simon Bolivar Buckner’s occupation of Bowling Green, Kentucky, and troop movements.


Chilean Coup – Un General Assembly Meeting Simulation Scenario And Background Readings, Kitty Lam 2017 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Chilean Coup – Un General Assembly Meeting Simulation Scenario And Background Readings, Kitty Lam

Kitty Lam

This lesson plan for high school students in World History and United States History courses is related to Augusto Pinochet's 1973 coup d'etat in Chile. Students will simulate a fictitious United Nations General Assembly Meeting in December 1973 to address the crisis in Chile. This lesson is based on material from the CNN Cold War documentary series, episode 18 "Backyard" and primary source material from "Chile and the United States: Declassified Documents Relating to the Military Coup, September 11, 1973", National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 8, by Peter Kornbluh (http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB8/nsaebb8i ...


Content Matters--Teaching "The Case For Reparations," 9-12, Tamara Jaffe-Notier, Carol Friedman 2017 Niles West High School

Content Matters--Teaching "The Case For Reparations," 9-12, Tamara Jaffe-Notier, Carol Friedman

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

We offer specific materials and plans for teaching the structure and content of Ta-Nehisi Coates' persuasive essay, "The Case for Reparations," and building trustworthy relationships with and among students. By participating in this interactive session, you will practice teaching five specific high school appropriate lessons addressing requisite knowledge and skills for studying this essay, from real estate redlining to building academic vocabulary for rhetorical analysis.


Equal Before The Law: How Iowa Led Americans To Marriage Equality, John W. Johnson 2017 University of Northern Iowa

Equal Before The Law: How Iowa Led Americans To Marriage Equality, John W. Johnson

John Johnson

Review of: "Equal Before the Law: How Iowa Led Americans to Marriage Equality," by Tom Witosky and Marc Hansen.


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.


Western Lunatic Asylum - Hopkinsville, Kentucky (Sc 3093), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Western Lunatic Asylum - Hopkinsville, Kentucky (Sc 3093), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3093. Documents, chiefly 1854-1870, relating to the operation of the Western Lunatic Asylum, Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Includes contracts and accounts for wood, coal, foodstuffs, laborers and employees, and repair and construction. Also includes legislation relating to appropriations and management, an 1855 inventory of movable property, a report to Governor Beriah Magoffin of an 1860 fire, and contracts and inventories relating to the subsequent rebuilding of the asylum.


Stories From River Bend Church, James C. Schaap 2017 Dordt College

Stories From River Bend Church, James C. Schaap

Pro Rege

Dr. Schaap's historical vignettes, Small Wonder(s), are aired weekly on KWIT-KOJI, 90.3 FM, in Sioux City, Iowa, and available on the station's website or at https://plus.google.com/u/0/collectin/UtiFIB


Turpin, James, B. 1828? - Relating To, Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Turpin, James, B. 1828? - Relating To, Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding Aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3092. Record of proceedings in Commonwealth of Kentucky v. James Turpin, wherein the defendant was adjudged a lunatic and ordered taken to the asylum in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The record of the Garrard County, Kentucky court provides names of jurors as well as the circumstances contributing to Turpin’s condition, most notably his killing of a neighbor.


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