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The Life Of A Political Agitator: Wells-Barnett’S Evolution From A National Activist To A Local Reformer, Kristina Durocher Aug 2018

The Life Of A Political Agitator: Wells-Barnett’S Evolution From A National Activist To A Local Reformer, Kristina Durocher

Kristina DuRocher

No abstract provided.


Exploring Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, Desiree Butterfield-Nagy May 2018

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 ...


Goose Hollow Mar 2018

Goose Hollow

Tracy J. Prince

One of the oldest neighborhoods in Portland, Goose Hollow has a fascinating history of roving bands of geese, the Great Plank Road, the tannery that helped put Portland on the map, blue-collar immigrants in the hollow, rich merchants in the heights, Chinese-American vegetable gardeners, and Native American traders living near the Chinese gardeners. 

The name of Goose Hollow, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Portland, first referred to the area around a hollow carved out by Tanner Creek. Since the mid 1970s, however, when the neighborhood association was formed, the name has applied to the larger neighborhood of flats and ...


Interview: 'I'M An American' Radio Show Promoted Inclusion Before World War Ii (Gerd Horten), Gerd Horten Mar 2018

Interview: 'I'M An American' Radio Show Promoted Inclusion Before World War Ii (Gerd Horten), Gerd Horten

Gerd Horten

Interview with Sarah Laskow, All Things Considered, National Public Radio (NPR)

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The Maple Leaf Route, Dan Rager Feb 2018

The Maple Leaf Route, Dan Rager

Dan Rager

This book chronicles the famous ‘Maple Leaf Route’ that ran through Geauga County between 1899 & 1925.  From steam rail to the Cleveland & Eastern and Chagrin Falls interurban railways, this concise historical book brings to life one of Northeast, Ohio’s favorite pastimes.


The Rangeley Spinner: An American Fishing Favorite, William B. Krohn Dec 2017

The Rangeley Spinner: An American Fishing Favorite, William B. Krohn

William B. Krohn

The Rangeley Spinner was invented in western Maine almost 140 years ago. The spinner's inventor, and first manufacturer, was long-time Maine Fisheries Commissioner, Henry O. Stanley of Dixfield. This exceptionally popular fishing spinner has stood the test of time by being made and sold continuously by many makers in many places, but mostly in Maine, for more than a century. This book will document this fishing lure's history, the many varieties made, and the spinner's numerous makers.

The book's working outline is as follows: Preface, Introduction, Anatomy of a Rangeley Spinner, Henry O. Stanley - The Originator ...


Anatoly Isaenko.Jpg Dec 2017

Anatoly Isaenko.Jpg

Dr. Anatoly Isaenko

No abstract provided.


Joseph Gonzalez.Jpg, Joseph Gonzalez Dec 2017

Joseph Gonzalez.Jpg, Joseph Gonzalez

Dr. Joseph Gonzalez

Dr. Joseph Gonzalez


Dr. Gerd J. Horten Professor Of History - Concordia University Portland, Gerd Horten Jul 2017

Dr. Gerd J. Horten Professor Of History - Concordia University Portland, Gerd Horten

Gerd Horten

Gerd Horten, author of the book 'Radio Goes to War: The Cultural Politics of Propaganda during World War II', discusses World War II propaganda and censorship. Recorded by Phil Sedgwick.

Video uploaded by Phil Sedgwick under Standard YouTube License


Artist's Statement, Richard Klein Nov 2016

Artist's Statement, Richard Klein

Richard Klein

No abstract provided.


Battifoglio Network, Tunis 1288-9, Jeff Miner Aug 2016

Battifoglio Network, Tunis 1288-9, Jeff Miner

Jeff Miner

No abstract provided.


Historic Acadia National Park, Catherine Schmitt Apr 2016

Historic Acadia National Park, Catherine Schmitt

Catherine Schmitt

Historic Acadia National Park is a collection of true stories about the natural and human history of Acadia National Park, including some new and unfamiliar tales of one of America’s most popular parks. For centuries, Acadia’s mountain summits, rocky shores, and wooded valleys have drawn native residents, explorers, settlers, scientists, and visitors in search of beauty and inspiration. These stories of Acadia–from its geologic origins, unique flora, and engaging wildlife to its close relationship with surrounding communities like Bar Harbor, Isle au Haut, and Winter Harbor–reveal how and why Acadia became the national treasure it is ...


Balm Of Hope—Charity Afire Impels Daughters Of Charity To Civil War Nursing. A Compendium. The Civil War Records Of The Daughters Of Charity Of St. Vincent De Paul, Province Of The United States, Betty Ann Mcneil Oct 2015

Balm Of Hope—Charity Afire Impels Daughters Of Charity To Civil War Nursing. A Compendium. The Civil War Records Of The Daughters Of Charity Of St. Vincent De Paul, Province Of The United States, Betty Ann Mcneil

Betty Ann McNeil, D.C.


Betty Ann McNeil, D.C., ed., Balm of Hope: Charity Afire Impels Daughters of Charity Civil War Nurses, Mary Denis Maher, C.S.A., Foreword; Janet Leigh Bucklew, Introduction (Chicago: DePaul University Vincentian Studies Institute, 2015), 558 pp., annotated, 50 historic images, 6 maps and tables, appendix, glossary, and index. Paperback.  


Sister McNeil’s discovery of 500 pages of handwritten memoirs by Daughters of Charity Civil War nurses led her into a multi-year project to transcribe, annotate, index, and publish Balm of Hope: Charity Afire Impels Daughters of Charity Civil War Nurses. This compendium includes: 1. Notes of the Sisters ...


The 'Schemes' Of Piero De' Pazzi And The Conflict With The Medici (1461–2), Oren J. Margolis, Brian Maxson Oct 2015

The 'Schemes' Of Piero De' Pazzi And The Conflict With The Medici (1461–2), Oren J. Margolis, Brian Maxson

Brian J. Maxson

This article opens up an important but overlooked chapter in the political and diplomatic history of Florence, as well as that of fifteenth-century Franco-Italian relations more broadly. In late 1461, the city of Florence elected ambassadors to go to France to congratulate King Louis XI on his accession to the throne. Intended as a purely ceremonial mission, the Florentine diplomat Piero de' Pazzi ignored his commission and pursued policies that explicitly promoted French interests in Italy. By doing so, Piero sought to improve the standing of his own family, both domestically and abroad, at the expense of the Medici regime ...


Social Movements Of The 1960s, Steve Brantley, Ann Brownson, Todd Bruns Jul 2015

Social Movements Of The 1960s, Steve Brantley, Ann Brownson, Todd Bruns

Todd A. Bruns

The 1960s were a decade of great social change across the nation. Many different segments of society, discriminated against because of their race, gender, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status, found a voice to protest their unfair treatment, often modeling their struggle on the successful civil rights movement of African Americans. This exhibit showcases several related but distinct social movements. Curators: Steve Brantley, Ann Brownson and Todd Bruns


Lon Hammonds At Camp Sychar Circa 1900, Ric Sheffield Jun 2015

Lon Hammonds At Camp Sychar Circa 1900, Ric Sheffield

Ric Sheffield

photo of Lon Hammonds and co-workers at Camp Sychar


London Low Life, Jeremy Beneteau, Robert Fletcher, Dayne Lesperance, Omo Oleko, Michael Robinson, Matthew Zahorak Apr 2015

London Low Life, Jeremy Beneteau, Robert Fletcher, Dayne Lesperance, Omo Oleko, Michael Robinson, Matthew Zahorak

Robert P. Fletcher

Publisher's Description: Colour digital images of rare books, ephemera, maps and other materials relating to 18th, 19th and early 20th century London. It is designed for both teaching and study, from undergraduate to research students and beyond. In addition to the digital documents, London Low Life contains a wealth of secondary resources, including a chronology, interactive maps, essays, online galleries and links to other useful websites. This collection brings to life the teeming streets of Victorian London, inviting students and scholars to explore the gin palaces, brothels and East End slums of the nineteenth century's greatest city. From ...


Nature Is My Home, Harold Mushenheim, Cecilia Mushenheim Jan 2015

Nature Is My Home, Harold Mushenheim, Cecilia Mushenheim

Cecilia A Mushenheim

Figures depicting the nativity of Jesus, created by Harold Mushenheim in 2010. The heads are sculpted clay, and the bodies are cloth-wrapped wire armature. The clothing was sewn by Cecilia Mushenheim. Exhibition label originally written by Fr. Johann G. Roten, S.M. for exhibit entitled "At The Manger: No Place Like Home" held at Roesch Library, University of Dayton.


After Civic Humanism: Learning And Politics In Renaissance Italy, 1300-1600 Dec 2014

After Civic Humanism: Learning And Politics In Renaissance Italy, 1300-1600

Brian J. Maxson

The thirteen essays in this volume demonstrate the multiplicity of connections between learning and politics in Renaissance Italy. Some engage explicitly with Hans Baron's "civic humanism" thesis illustrating its continuing viability, but also stretching its application to prove the limitations of its original expression. Others move beyond Baron's thesis to examine the actual practice of various individuals and groups engaged in both political and learned activities in a variety of diverse settings. The collective impression of all the contributions is that of a complex, ever-shifting mosaic of learned enterprises in which the well-examined civic paradigm emerges as just ...


Arts & Humanities In Ancient Greece, Robert Hillman, Marlene Slough, Todd Bruns Aug 2014

Arts & Humanities In Ancient Greece, Robert Hillman, Marlene Slough, Todd Bruns

Marlene Slough

As one of the founding pillars of western civilization, ancient Greece created cultural traditions that continue to influence many aspects of the modern world that we now take for granted. Focusing on the arts and humanities, this exhibit explores ancient Greek architecture, sculpture, poetry, theater, music, and handcrafts like pottery, clothing and jewelry. Included is biographical information on some of the major historical figures important to these fields of endeavor.


Between Lipany And White Mountain: Essays In Late Medieval And Early Modern Bohemian History In Modern Czech Scholarship (Studies In Central European Histories), James Palmitessa Jun 2014

Between Lipany And White Mountain: Essays In Late Medieval And Early Modern Bohemian History In Modern Czech Scholarship (Studies In Central European Histories), James Palmitessa

Dorilee Schieble

This book presents twelve essays by Czech historians on the history of the Czech lands from the middle of the fifteenth to the middle of the seventeenth century, previously published in Czech, which appear here for the first time in English.


Social And Political Movements Of The 1960s: Counterculture, Todd Bruns Dec 2013

Social And Political Movements Of The 1960s: Counterculture, Todd Bruns

Todd A. Bruns

No abstract provided.


Social And Political Movements Of The 1960s: Migrant Workers Strike, Todd Bruns Dec 2013

Social And Political Movements Of The 1960s: Migrant Workers Strike, Todd Bruns

Todd A. Bruns

No abstract provided.


Social And Political Movements Of The 1960s: Gay Rights, Todd Bruns Dec 2013

Social And Political Movements Of The 1960s: Gay Rights, Todd Bruns

Todd A. Bruns

No abstract provided.


1960s Technology: Setting The Stage For The 21st Century, Todd Bruns Dec 2013

1960s Technology: Setting The Stage For The 21st Century, Todd Bruns

Todd A. Bruns

No abstract provided.


The Humanist World Of Renaissance Florence, Brian J. Maxson Nov 2013

The Humanist World Of Renaissance Florence, Brian J. Maxson

Brian J. Maxson

This book offers a major contribution for understanding the spread and appeal of the humanist movement in Renaissance Florence. Investigating the connections between the individuals who were part of the humanist movement, Brian Jeffrey Maxson reconstructs the networks that bound them together. Overturning the problematic categorization of humanists as either professional or amateurs, a distinction based on economics and the production of original works in Latin, he offers a new way of understanding how the humanist movement could incorporate so many who were illiterate in Latin, but who nonetheless were responsible for an important intellectual and cultural paradigm shift. The ...


Review Of Native And National In Brazil (Choice), Tracy Devine Guzmán Sep 2013

Review Of Native And National In Brazil (Choice), Tracy Devine Guzmán

Tracy Devine Guzmán

No abstract provided.


Sciences Of Ancient Greece, Kirstin Duffin, Pamela Ferrell Sep 2013

Sciences Of Ancient Greece, Kirstin Duffin, Pamela Ferrell

Kirstin Duffin

The ancient Greeks revolutionized the field of science for Western civilization. What was it that made these ancient scientists so pioneering? Greeks of ancient times were curious and engaged in an interactive sense of wonderment with the world in which they lived. No longer was science merely practical; to the Greeks, science was also a study of the theoretical, and it was done for the sheer joy of discovery.


The Singing War: Music And Musicians During The U.S. Civil War, Kirstin Duffin Sep 2013

The Singing War: Music And Musicians During The U.S. Civil War, Kirstin Duffin

Kirstin Duffin

Music was such a central part of the U.S. Civil War, the war is sometimes referred to as the “singing war.” Learn about the integral role of music in the Exhibit Designer Beverly Cruse, photographer, Booth Library North’s decision to fight for emancipation, how music was used to deceive the enemy (on both sides), and other anecdotes related to music and musicians of this era. Audio excerpts from a selection of tunes mentioned in this display will be available for sampling.


Arts & Humanities In Ancient Greece, Robert Hillman, Marlene Slough, Todd Bruns Aug 2013

Arts & Humanities In Ancient Greece, Robert Hillman, Marlene Slough, Todd Bruns

Todd A. Bruns

As one of the founding pillars of western civilization, ancient Greece created cultural traditions that continue to influence many aspects of the modern world that we now take for granted. Focusing on the arts and humanities, this exhibit explores ancient Greek architecture, sculpture, poetry, theater, music, and handcrafts like pottery, clothing and jewelry. Included is biographical information on some of the major historical figures important to these fields of endeavor.