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A Comprehensive Bibliography Of Nineteenth Century Bicycling Periodicals, Christopher A. Sweet Dec 2018

A Comprehensive Bibliography Of Nineteenth Century Bicycling Periodicals, Christopher A. Sweet

Christopher A. Sweet

Bicycling became hugely popular in the second half of the nineteenth century. At the time, bicycle manufacturing was an important American industry, bicycle racing was one of the most popular spectator sports, and joining a bicycle club was a mark of social distinction. This bicycle craze occurred at the same time as an explosion in the publishing of American periodicals. Bicycle manufacturers invested heavily in newspaper and magazine advertising which spurred the creation of new periodicals. This paper documents more than one hundred bicycling periodicals that were published in the nineteenth century. The bibliographic essay provides historical context for both ...


A Call To Redefine Historical Scholarship In The Digital Turn, Jason A. Heppler, Douglas Seefeldt, Alex Galarza May 2017

A Call To Redefine Historical Scholarship In The Digital Turn, Jason A. Heppler, Douglas Seefeldt, Alex Galarza

Jason Heppler

This is a collaboratively-written call for the American Historical Association to appoint a task force to survey the profession as to the place of digital historical scholarship in promotion and tenure and graduate student training and to recommend standards and guidelines for the profession to follow. This document is a product of many of the exciting changes discussed below. It began at a session atTHATCamp AHA 2012 that included graduate students, tenured and non-tenured faculty, and librarians. These participants and others continued their conversations at the physical conference and afterwards on the web. Additional signatures and edits in the ...


The Humanities: The Challenge Of Preserving History In The Digital Age, Irwin Gratz, Desiree Butterfield-Nagy, Michael Grillo Aug 2015

The Humanities: The Challenge Of Preserving History In The Digital Age, Irwin Gratz, Desiree Butterfield-Nagy, Michael Grillo

Desiree Butterfield-Nagy

Irwin Gratz of Maine Public Broadcasting Network's Morning Edition talks with University of Maine professor Michael Grillo and UMaine archivist Desiree Butterfield-Nagy about their recent articles in a special edition of Maine Policy Review focused on the importance of the humanities and the future of archives in a digital age.


University Of Wyoming Wool Laboratory, 1907-2012, David Kruger Jun 2014

University Of Wyoming Wool Laboratory, 1907-2012, David Kruger

David Delbert Kruger

The University of Wyoming Wool Laboratory operated on campus from 1907-2012, in which time the sheep and wool industry experienced great change. For over a century, the faculty of the Wool Lab carefully cataloged research associated with sheep and wool, accumulating a collection of over 1,000 individual titles, 10,000 bound journal articles, correspondence, equipment manuals, and data notebooks, and a set of 872 preserved wool samples dating from 1837. This collection, now housed at the Emmett D. Chisum Special Collections Library at the University of Wyoming, is thought to be one of the most unique and complete collections ...


No Lo Tires! Don't Throw It Away! Texas Latino Archives Shaping Their Own Narrative: Community Leaders Negotiate A Framework For Their Archival Collection, Diane Duesterhoeft Apr 2014

No Lo Tires! Don't Throw It Away! Texas Latino Archives Shaping Their Own Narrative: Community Leaders Negotiate A Framework For Their Archival Collection, Diane Duesterhoeft

Diane Duesterhoeft

Practical tips for organizations and individuals considering preserving their historical records with a local archive.


“Collecting In The Digital Age”: An Overview, Charles Hardy, Douglas Boyd Nov 2013

“Collecting In The Digital Age”: An Overview, Charles Hardy, Douglas Boyd

Charles Hardy

No abstract provided.


Understanding Microphones, Charles Hardy, Douglas Boyd Nov 2013

Understanding Microphones, Charles Hardy, Douglas Boyd

Charles Hardy

No abstract provided.


Building Up: A History Of Montana Tech Library 1900 - 2006, Ann F. St. Clair Mar 2013

Building Up: A History Of Montana Tech Library 1900 - 2006, Ann F. St. Clair

Ann St. Clair

This paper traces the history of the Library of the Montana State School of Mines from its inception in 1900 to 2006. The history includes sketches of the library directors over 106 years, and the library’s various campus locations and emerging collections and services.


Angela Ciaverella, Nostra Bisnonna, Michael C. Vocino Aug 2012

Angela Ciaverella, Nostra Bisnonna, Michael C. Vocino

michael c vocino

Family history of an individual's great grandmother who lived in a small village in the Gargano of Italy's Mezzogiorno.


Past And Present Contributions Of Idaho Women: Advancing Northwest Women’S History And The Crafting Of Idaho Women’S History Day, Erin Passehl, Stephanie Milne, Ashley Chapman Nov 2010

Past And Present Contributions Of Idaho Women: Advancing Northwest Women’S History And The Crafting Of Idaho Women’S History Day, Erin Passehl, Stephanie Milne, Ashley Chapman

Erin Passehl Stoddart

Students in the Boise State University course, “History of Women in Idaho,” helped develop Idaho Women’s History Day with research papers and poster exhibits at the Idaho State Capitol. These papers represent three perspectives on that project and highlight research on three individual women in Idaho history: Espe Alegria, May Arkwright Hutton, and Agnes Just Reid.


The Mass. Memories Road Show: A State-Wide Scanning Project, Joanne M. Riley, Heather Cole Dec 2009

The Mass. Memories Road Show: A State-Wide Scanning Project, Joanne M. Riley, Heather Cole

Joanne M. Riley

Running a state-wide digital history project on a shoestring budget and staffed primarily by volunteers is not only possible, but brings immeasurable rewards for the contributors, volunteers, organizers and staff while gathering priceless documentation of their communal heritage. The Mass. Memories Road Show (http://www.MassMemories.net) is a public scanning project based at the University of Massachusetts Boston which partners with local communities to digitize family photographs and stories at public events with the goal of creating a digital portrait of all the 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. This article describes how the project works to ensure ...


A Massachusetts Mystery: The 1801 Tragedy Of Jason Fairbanks And Elizabeth Fales, Dale Freeman Dec 2008

A Massachusetts Mystery: The 1801 Tragedy Of Jason Fairbanks And Elizabeth Fales, Dale Freeman

Dale H. Freeman

No abstract provided.


No Time For Adolescence: Growing Up In War-Torn London, Daphne Freeman, Dale Freeman Jul 2008

No Time For Adolescence: Growing Up In War-Torn London, Daphne Freeman, Dale Freeman

Dale H. Freeman

Memoir of UMB Archivist Dale Freeman's mother, Daphne G. Freeman (1925- ) about her growing up in London during the Blitz and first hand account of World War II.


Oliver Optic 1822-1897, Children's Author, Dale Freeman Dec 2003

Oliver Optic 1822-1897, Children's Author, Dale Freeman

Dale H. Freeman

No abstract provided.


A Changing Bridge For Changing Times: The History Of The West Boston Bridge, 1793-1907, Dale H. Freeman May 2000

A Changing Bridge For Changing Times: The History Of The West Boston Bridge, 1793-1907, Dale H. Freeman

Dale H. Freeman

Master of Arts Thesis, June 2000: This thesis examines the construction in 1793 of the West Boston Bridge, the first bridge to span the Charles River between Boston and Cambridge, and its successors at the same location in 1854 and then 1907 (the Longfellow Bridge). It is a study of the impact of these bridges on the commercial development and urban settlement patterns of both Cambridge and Boston, and it sets the construction of each bridge in the historical context of the period in which each was built. The thesis utilizes a variety of primary sources drawn from the Cambridge ...


Preservation Of The Records Of The Massachusetts Bay Company, Dale H. Freeman May 1998

Preservation Of The Records Of The Massachusetts Bay Company, Dale H. Freeman

Dale H. Freeman

A paper that dually examines the painstaking work done by Boston Historian Nathaniel Shurtleff in 1853, to preserve the records of the Massachusetts Bay Colony; and the methods of record keeping within the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630 and after.


"Melancholy Catastrophe!" The Story Of Jason Fairbanks And Elizabeth Fales, Dale Freeman Dec 1997

"Melancholy Catastrophe!" The Story Of Jason Fairbanks And Elizabeth Fales, Dale Freeman

Dale H. Freeman

The twisting and turning story of a brutal murder in Dedham, MA in September of 1801.


The Crispus Attucks Monument Dedication, Dale Freeman Dec 1996

The Crispus Attucks Monument Dedication, Dale Freeman

Dale H. Freeman

The story of the Crispus Attucks Monument on the Boston Common, dedicated in November, 1888.