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Nevada Digital Newspaper Project, Carrie Gaxiola, Yvonne Wilk 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Nevada Digital Newspaper Project, Carrie Gaxiola, Yvonne Wilk

Library Faculty Presentations

Chronicling America is a nation-wide project supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress to make historical newspapers available online and full text searchable. Nevada has participated in the project since 2014. Each grant cycle lasts two years and produces 100,000 digitized news pages for online access. Title selection is guided by an Advisory Board to represent each county of Nevada. These newspapers are the first draft of history, show the daily lives, perspectives, and events of the past. Much of the content offers rich research material within the topics of women’s rights ...


Liza Williams Interview, Jennifer Thomson 2018 Bucknell University

Liza Williams Interview, Jennifer Thomson

Bucknell: Occupied

Jennifer Thomson, assistant professor of History at Bucknell University, interviews Liza Williams, visiting assistant professor of Political Science at Bucknell University. Williams discusses the history of immigration regulation in the United States and the policies which resulted in detainment and deportation practices. Williams also outlines the Acts of Congress, events (including 9/11), and actions of the Presidential administrations of Bush, Obama, and Trump that affect immigration regulation.


Dunlap, Henry (Lg 463), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Dunlap, Henry (Lg 463), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scanned image for Manuscripts Land Grant #463. Land grant, 13 December 1811, by which Charles Scott, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, granted to Henry Dunlap 100 acres in Christian County, Kentucky.


Kentucky - Poetry (Sc 3271), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Kentucky - Poetry (Sc 3271), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3271. "We 'Haint So Bad," a humorous poem by an unknown author that makes use of stereotypes about being a Kentuckian.


Thompson Family Papers (Sc 3270), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Thompson Family Papers (Sc 3270), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3270. Correspondence and papers of the Thomson family, Fayette County, Kentucky, and related families. Most concerns the estate of Patrick Henry Thomson of Hurricane Hall near Lexington and its devolution to his widow Julia and their children and grandchildren. Includes data relating to Patrick's interest in lands in Texas once owned by Alamo defender Patrick Henry Herndon.


Baxter, Ruth Vivian, B. 1908? (Sc 3269), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Baxter, Ruth Vivian, B. 1908? (Sc 3269), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3269. My Him Book, an illustrated memory album designed by Elisa E. Edwards (published in 1924) and given to Ruth Vivian Baxter, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, in 1930. Ruth names and records comments about her life "loves," including childhood friends, school crushes, movie stars, musicians, and her husband; notes on their wedding include a list of gifts.


Washington County, Kentucky - Merchants (Mss 648), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Washington County, Kentucky - Merchants (Mss 648), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 648. Account books for three general stores in Springfield, Kentucky. Two stores are identified: Cunningham & Nall Store and William Blackwell Store.


Pendleton Family - Account Books (Mss 649), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Pendleton Family - Account Books (Mss 649), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 649. Five account books for a grist mill and saw mill located in East Fork, Metcalfe County, Kentucky, as well as logging operations. The account books list wages paid for daily work as well as for piece work (handles). Employees were sometimes paid in cash, but most of the wages were paid in flour, mill, or other general store goods. Some of the accounts are for customers, not employees.


Donerail, Kentucky Grange No. 44 (Sc 3267), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Donerail, Kentucky Grange No. 44 (Sc 3267), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3267. Minute book of Donerail Grange No. 44, Fayette County, Kentucky. Includes rolls of members as of 1 January 1875.


Thomson, Patrick Henry, 1819-1901 (Sc 3266), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Thomson, Patrick Henry, 1819-1901 (Sc 3266), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3266. Farm journal kept by Patrick Henry Thomson of Hurricane Hall, Fayette County, Kentucky. He records daily temperatures and farm operations, and makes occasional mention of his and wife Julia's activities. A loose item dated 10 November 1852 gives him notice of a meeting in regards to the recent fire at the county courthouse.


Prophetic Rhetoric And Natural Rights - Mlk Mountaintop.Pptx, Jon P. Radwan 2018 Selected Works

Prophetic Rhetoric And Natural Rights - Mlk Mountaintop.Pptx, Jon P. Radwan

Jon P. Radwan

No abstract provided.


Duncan, George Anna, B. 1935 - Letters To (Sc 3265), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Duncan, George Anna, B. 1935 - Letters To (Sc 3265), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3265. Two letters sent to George Anna Duncan, Bowling Green, Kentucky: one from Reuben Crispell, acting secretary to New York governor Thomas Dewey, thanking her for a congratulatory note sent to the governor, and the other from musician and radio personality, Donald Dame, encouraging her to follow her ambition to become a musician.


Giltner Brothers - Eminence, Kentucky (Sc 3264), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Giltner Brothers - Eminence, Kentucky (Sc 3264), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3264. Certificates and associated correspondence relating to the sale of a Polled Hereford bull, “Plutocrat 5th,” to Charles Settle, Springfield, Kentucky, by Giltner Brothers Kentucky Herefords, Eminence, Kentucky. Includes Certificates of Entry for the bull’s pedigree and a letter with information on the Giltner Brothers herd.


Global Engagement At The United Nations: Lessons From Ancient Greece For Our Modern Times, Jason M. Schlude 2018 College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

Global Engagement At The United Nations: Lessons From Ancient Greece For Our Modern Times, Jason M. Schlude

Classics Faculty Publications

The present political moment in America is rife with irony. One example, revealing a battle for America’s soul, involves two speeches recently delivered at the opening of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly.


The Origins And Uses Of The Three-Fifths Clause Related To Slavery And Taxation, William F. Hughes 2018 Liberty University

The Origins And Uses Of The Three-Fifths Clause Related To Slavery And Taxation, William F. Hughes

Masters Theses

The Three-fifths clause of the 1787 U.S. Constitution is noted for having a role in perpetuating racial injustices of America’s early slave culture, solidifying the document as pro-slavery in design and practice. This thesis, however, examines the ubiquitous application of the three-fifths ratio as used in ancient societies, medieval governments, and colonial America. Being associated with proportions of scale, this understanding of the three-fifths formula is essential in supporting the intent of the Constitutional framers to create a proportional based system of government that encompassed citizenship, representation, and taxation as related to production theory. The empirical methodology used ...


A “Self-Made Town”: Semi-Annual Furniture Expositions And The Development Of Civic Identity In Grand Rapids, 1878–1965, Scott St. Louis 2018 Grand Valley State University

A “Self-Made Town”: Semi-Annual Furniture Expositions And The Development Of Civic Identity In Grand Rapids, 1878–1965, Scott St. Louis

Peer Reviewed Articles

In the later decades of the nineteenth century, prominent business figures in the city of Grand Rapids had reason to be both ambitious and optimistic. Striving to pull every last cent of profit out of available resources, they rationalized production workflows and integrated the latest technologies into their factories. They also perceptively discerned that a maturing railroad network connecting Grand Rapids to an emerging Victorian consumer economy would empower the city to achieve new levels of prosperity and fame through an industry on the verge of unprecedented growth: domestic furniture production.

These entrepreneurs acted upon their hopes for the community ...


Fire And Maneuver: The 2nd Infantry Division’S Assault On Korea’S “Punchbowl”, Bryan Gibby 2018 United States Military Academy

Fire And Maneuver: The 2nd Infantry Division’S Assault On Korea’S “Punchbowl”, Bryan Gibby

USMA Research Papers

In the late summer of 1951, the Eighth United States Army in Korea (EUSAK) confronted a war in Korea that contrasted sharply with its previous experience in mobile warfare against the Communist Korean People’s Army (KPA) and Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces (CPVF). The decision to seek a negotiated end to the war required tactics to fit an operational paradigm that required “limited objective attacks” for the purpose of pressuring Communist armies while preserving American manpower. In August 1951, the Second Infantry Division drew the mission to attack and seize high ground (known as the Punchbowl) in central Korea ...


Living Through Rat Hell: The Lives And Escape Attempts Of Soldiers At Libby Prison, Blake Davis 2018 Liberty University

Living Through Rat Hell: The Lives And Escape Attempts Of Soldiers At Libby Prison, Blake Davis

Montview Liberty University Journal of Undergraduate Research

This paper examines the lives and experiences of the men who survived the horrors of the Confederate prisoner of war camp, Libby Prison. Located inside the Confederacy’s capital city, the camp housed captured Union officers from its establishment in 1862 until the fall of Richmond in 1865. Under the command of the Major Thomas Turner and the dreaded Warden Richard Turner, Libby foreshadowed the horrors of concentration camps which would be run by other Germans eighty years later. Unlike a normal officer’s prison, the conditions faced by the officers at Libby were incredibly deplorable. By the war’s ...


Stewart Family Letters (Sc 3263), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Stewart Family Letters (Sc 3263), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3263. Letters to Charles T. Stewart, written by his mother in Cerulean, Kentucky and his wife in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, during his military service in World War II. His mother acknowledges receipt of his letter and a "wolf head souvenir," while his wife reports on life at home. She answers his question about members of another Stewart family and refers to Charles's recent comment about having children.


Rawlins, Arline Mclean (Perkins), 1899-1962 (Mss 647), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Rawlins, Arline Mclean (Perkins), 1899-1962 (Mss 647), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 647. Material about the hooked rug designs created and executed by Arline McLean (Perkins) Rawlins of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Includes correspondence, published and unpublished articles, and photographs


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