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Lynn Bertholf Westcot, Lynn Bertholf Westcot, Meg Miner 2010 Illinois Wesleyan University

Lynn Bertholf Westcot, Lynn Bertholf Westcot, Meg Miner

All oral histories

Lynn Bertholf Westcot was an IWU School of Nursing faculty member from 1969-1978. Her father was President Lloyd Bertholf, and in this interview she relates memories of him and her mother as well as other events throughout her career.


Garrison, Samuel W., 1762-1833 (Sc 1216), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Garrison, Samuel W., 1762-1833 (Sc 1216), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and "The Choice, etc." (a poem accessed by clicking on additional file below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 1216. Booklet (20 p.) kept by Samuel W. Garrison, Allen County, Kentucky, which includes family genealogical records, a poem titled "The Choice, etc." as well as a note of advice to his children. Also includes some biographical information assembled by the Archivist related to the Garrison family.


Passing For Black: Coon Songs And The Performance Of Race, Patricia R. Schroeder 2010 Ursinus College

Passing For Black: Coon Songs And The Performance Of Race, Patricia R. Schroeder

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Ruth Hunter, Ruth Hunter '51, Meg Miner 2010 Illinois Wesleyan University

Ruth Hunter, Ruth Hunter '51, Meg Miner

All oral histories

Ruth Hunter graduated from the former Brokaw Hospital School of Nursing, which is now Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center in Normal, IL, in 1951. She then continued to work at the hospital for 28 years after obtaining her RN's license in 1952.


Hay, John Milton, 1838-1905 (Sc 2277), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Hay, John Milton, 1838-1905 (Sc 2277), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2277. Envelope with imprint "From the President of the United States" with the signature of John Milton Hay, private secretary to President Abraham Lincoln, on the outside. Envelope, dated August 1862, is addressed to Tiffany & Co., New York.


Harris, James Russell, B. 1950 (Sc 2274), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Harris, James Russell, B. 1950 (Sc 2274), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2274. "The Private War of Samuel Starling," a paper by James Russell Harris detailing Starling's experiences serving in the Union Army during the Civil War. The paper is based primarily upon a collection of Starling's letters to his daughters housed at the Kentucky Library & Museum (MSS 38)


Nativism Is Alive And Thriving In America, Mark Paul 2010 University of California - Berkeley

Nativism Is Alive And Thriving In America, Mark Paul

Mark Paul

For those who prefer light to heat on the immigration question, Not Fit for Our Society is the perfect place to start. Drawing on his decades of reporting and reading of primary sources and the latest scholarship, Schrag traces the strange career of American nativism and America’s enduring ambivalence about immigration from the Puritan saints to the Tea Partiers. He delivers a story rich in irony, detail, and nuance, often told with passion and frequently challenging orthodoxies of both the political right and left. It is the right book at the right time, a worthy successor to John Higham ...


Mckinney, John, 1760?-1825 (Sc 2270), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Mckinney, John, 1760?-1825 (Sc 2270), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and selected portions of letters (click on Additional Files below to see selected portions) of John "Wildcat" McKinney, Bourbon County, Kentucky, to John Brown and Joseph Brown in Bath County, Virginia. McKinney reports on various land dealings conducted by him on behalf of John Brown and others, asks of news regarding the Louisiana Purchase, and gives some information about his family.


Archival Analysis Of The Committee On Public Information: The Relationship Between Propaganda, Journalism And Popular Culture, Krystina Benson 2010 Bond University

Archival Analysis Of The Committee On Public Information: The Relationship Between Propaganda, Journalism And Popular Culture, Krystina Benson

Krystina L. Benson

In 1916 American President Woodrow Wilson was re-elected on the slogan “He kept us out of war”. On April 6th, 1917, America joined the Great War. The Wilson administration recognised the support of the nation was required for the war effort. To mobilize the fractioned population, The Committee on Public Information (CPI) was created. Their campaign was the first of its kind. It propagated through a multi-media platform incorporating text, image, moving pictures, speech, and live events. The success of the campaign was noted both domestically and abroad. This paper details archival research findings on three divisions of the Committee ...


Lamb, Alpha (Sc 2267), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Lamb, Alpha (Sc 2267), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2267. Letter from Alpha Lamb, Princeton, Kentucky, to Carl Beesley in Claxton, Kentucky. She refers to their school attendance, asks about Beesley's social activities, and mentions forthcoming telephone service for Claxton.


Interview With Gary Myrick By Brien Williams, Gary B. Myrick 2010 Bowdoin College

Interview With Gary Myrick By Brien Williams, Gary B. Myrick

George J. Mitchell Oral History Project

Biographical Note
Gary Blendon Myrick was born on July 20, 1967, in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, to Carol and Warren Myrick. He attended the University of Maine and worked as a page in the Maine legislature during his final year of undergraduate studies. He worked as an intern in Senator Mitchell’s U.S. Senate office, answering mail and telephones, and in 1990 he was hired as a staff assistant in the personal office, moved to answering phones in Mitchell’s leadership office, and then took a position in the Senate Cloakroom. He earned his law degree from American University. From 1995-2003 ...


Interview With Warren Rudman By Brien Williams, Warren B. Rudman 2010 Bowdoin College

Interview With Warren Rudman By Brien Williams, Warren B. Rudman

George J. Mitchell Oral History Project

Biographical Note
Warren B. Rudman was born on May 18, 1930, and served as a Republican in the U.S. Senate from 1980-1993 representing New Hampshire. He worked with George Mitchell on the Iran-Contra and Sharm el-Sheikh committees, but they had known each other earlier through their respective legal careers. He was appointed by President Clinton to the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board and served from 1993-2001.

Summary
Interview includes discussion of: legal careers; Iran-Contra; position of Senate majority leader; Sharm el-Sheikh Fact-Finding Committee; Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act to balance the budget; relationships between senators; and changes in the Senate over ...


Ms-114: Elizabeth Peeling Lyon Collection, Laura Heffner 2010 Gettysburg College

Ms-114: Elizabeth Peeling Lyon Collection, Laura Heffner

All Finding Aids

This collection consists primarily of 75 letters Betty wrote to her family during her two years at Gettysburg College. They date from September 18, 1950 through May 19, 1952, excluding the summer holiday. The letters chronicle Betty’s college activities, showing specifically her participation in band, choir, the Independent Women, Kappa Delta Rho (her brother’s fraternity), and dorm life. This collection also contains one scrapbook sheet of four photographs taken on campus and Lyon’s freshman name sign.

Special Collections and College Archives Finding Aids are discovery tools used to describe and provide access to our holdings. Finding aids ...


Timothy Dwight Encounters The Indians: Greenfield Hill And Travels Through New York And New England, Ann Brunjes 2010 Bridgewater State University

Timothy Dwight Encounters The Indians: Greenfield Hill And Travels Through New York And New England, Ann Brunjes

Bridgewater Review

Late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century Americans, much like twenty-first-century Americans, had a hard time imagining how a heterogeneous, mobile and growing population could be brought under one ideological and governmental roof. And for many prominent Americans in the early days of the nation, the lingering issue of the “Indian problem” posed its own peculiar challenges. Timothy Dwight (1752–1817), author, President of Yale College, and minister of the town of Greenfield, Connecticut. Dwight voiced his concerns through a variety of genres, including the pastoral-epic poem, Greenfield Hill (1794), and Travels in New England and New York (1822).


Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, Laurie S. Sutherland 2010 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, Laurie S. Sutherland

Publications & Research

Dr. Mary Edwards Walker is America's first and only woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor for Meritorious Service for her contributions to the American Civil War as a field surgeon. This article provides an overview of her life and many roles: surgeon, feminist, abolitionist, social reformer, suffragette, nonconformist and eccentric.


The Salem Witch Trials: A Microhistory, Bailey Hitch 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

The Salem Witch Trials: A Microhistory, Bailey Hitch

History

This paper examines the Salem witch trials by taking a close look at two of the primary accusers: Ann Putnam Jr. and Mercy Lewis. By studying the accuser's influences and accusations we can see that both were driven by inter-family politics and the Indian wars in the North. It was a mixture of these two factors that caused the witch trials.


Through The Eyes Of A Bracero, Karina Flores 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Through The Eyes Of A Bracero, Karina Flores

History

No abstract provided.


Rhode Island's Wars: Imperial Conflicts And Provincial Self-Interests In The Ocean Colony, 1739-48, Greg Rogers 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Rhode Island's Wars: Imperial Conflicts And Provincial Self-Interests In The Ocean Colony, 1739-48, Greg Rogers

Master's Theses and Project Reports

Whether in terms of political and military threats or economic and demographic growth, this thesis argues that Rhode Island’s involvement in this period of imperial warfare was characterized by self-interest on a variety of levels. The government’s military plans, the expansion of provincial power, attempts to raise expeditionary forces, the use of privateers, and the indirect participation of non-combatants all depict a colonial society very interested in its own local political and economic interests. Although literally “provincial,” these interests exhibit the Atlantic and global networks that the smallest of the New England colonies was situated in. These two ...


A Not-Too-Distant Mirror: The Talcott Commission (1840-43) And The Meaning Of The Border, Andrew C. Holman 2010 Bridgewater State University

A Not-Too-Distant Mirror: The Talcott Commission (1840-43) And The Meaning Of The Border, Andrew C. Holman

Bridgewater Review

“Who we are” has always been defined in part by “who we’re not,” and who we’re not is often symbolized by our borders. America’s edges, its international borders, have become a critical focus of identity politics and border security - keeping out Mexican migrants, Canadian drug smugglers and other fiends - grist for the Sunday morning news show mills. However, today’s Fortress America is hardly new; students who examine America’s mid-nineteenth-century rush to solidify its national borders would find that their ancestors made a similar equation. The ways they defined their borders reflected the ways they defined ...


Logan County Felts Log House A Fixture Of Ky Museum, Christy Spurlock 2010 Western Kentucky University

Logan County Felts Log House A Fixture Of Ky Museum, Christy Spurlock

Christy L Spurlock

The Felts Log House is located next to the Kentucky Museum on the WKU campus. The house was built in 1815 and later donated and moved to the KY Museum.


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