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Johann Heinrich Hottinger And The Systematic Organization Of Jewish Literature, Seth Jerchower, Heidi G. Lerner Dec 2007

Johann Heinrich Hottinger And The Systematic Organization Of Jewish Literature, Seth Jerchower, Heidi G. Lerner

Judaica Librarianship

The authors explore the influence of the Swiss theologian, Orientalist, and Christian Hebraist, Johann Heinrich Hottinger, who preceded Shabbetai Bass in developing and implementing a classified Hebraica-Judaica bibliography. His ideas and theories have heretofore not been closely examined by Judaica bibliographers or researchers of Jewish intellectual history. Hottinger’s innovation was his degree of abstraction: that of analyzing a collection according to its contents. A study of his theories and classification systems can stimulate and encourage a renewed look at early practices and offer insights that can be relevant to current research. Unless otherwise noted, translations from the original Latin ...


Digital Germany: Virtual Archives, Powerful Portals, Wise Wikis, Richard Hacken Dec 2007

Digital Germany: Virtual Archives, Powerful Portals, Wise Wikis, Richard Hacken

All Faculty Publications

Presented in the Winter 2006-2007 issue of the Global Resources Newsletter, the German-North American Resources Partnership issue. Online portals and digital gateways into focused subject and area studies are both boons and blessings. For German Studies but even more extensively, for all disciplines relevant to the German-North American Resources Partnership this past year has seen explosive growth in the preparation, expansion, proofing, and proclamation of virtual libraries, scholarly digital projects, and multidisciplinary portals. German digital scholarship has reached a maturity that calls for the types of systematic registry and centralized access that are vital to researchers from Aachen to Zzyzx.


Interview No. 1584, Ventura Gutierrez Dec 2007

Interview No. 1584, Ventura Gutierrez

Combined Interviews

Mr. Gutiérrez briefly recalls his childhood and the neighborhood he grew up in; he recalls accidently setting his home on fire while playing cowboys and Indians; they lost all of their belongings in the fire and as a result they moved to a Mexican barrio; he discusses the Chicano Movement and organizations such as MEChA, UMAS, the Partido de la Raza Unida, MAPA and the U.F.W.; he briefly discusses his time in the military; in 1972, Mr. Gutiérrez married; Mr. Gutiérrez worked as a teacher’s aid at Coachella Valley High School (1976-77) and obtained his elementary teaching ...


Interview No. 1392, Alma Delia Fraile Barozio Dec 2007

Interview No. 1392, Alma Delia Fraile Barozio

Combined Interviews

Ms. Fraile talks about her family and her life growing up; her grandfather and uncles served in the bracero program, but she was too young to remember any details; by the time she was eighteen years old, she was involved with the Confederación Nacional Campesina (CNC) and their fight for equal land rights for women on ejidos; at the time, she was also studying for a career in social work; in time, she married and had two children; she and her husband were political activists involved in various social causes and cooperative projects; some time later, she began working in ...


Interview No. 1390, Antonio Cisneros Piña Dec 2007

Interview No. 1390, Antonio Cisneros Piña

Combined Interviews

Mr. Cisneros speaks of the obstacles he and his family faced working in the fields of México; in 1955, he married, and two years later, he had his first daughter; soon after his wife became very ill, which prompted him to enlist in the bracero program in 1958; he discusses waiting to get on the list of available workers before traveling by train and bus to get to the contracting center in Empalme, Sonora, México; in addition, he describes the difficulties he underwent while waiting there, including becoming sick from the heat; the resulting fever kept him from passing the ...


Interview No. 1389, Felipe César Chan-Noh Dec 2007

Interview No. 1389, Felipe César Chan-Noh

Combined Interviews

Mr. Chan-noh briefly recalls his childhood and the financial difficulties he and his family endured; he married at the age of seventeen; when he was eighteen years old he enlisted in the Mexican military; he heard about the bracero program while in the military; he went through the hiring process several years later; he recalls the entire process, including that he recruited forty to fifty men from his hometown to join the bracero program; in addition, he mentions going through the processing center in Empalme, Sonora, México; he recalls that one of the requirements for the braceros was to have ...


Interview No. 1397, Priciliano Suarez Dec 2007

Interview No. 1397, Priciliano Suarez

Combined Interviews

Mr. Suarez talks about is hometown and working in agriculture on his father’s land; he briefly recalls his family and childhood; he remembers hearing stories about his father working in the United States, which made him want to do the same; in 1953 Mr. Suarez married at the age of seventeen; he and his wife had three children; in 1959 he went through the hiring process to become a bracero; as part of the process, he was medically examined, vaccinated, and deloused; in addition he mentions going through the center in Empalme Sonora, Mexico; from there Mr. Suarez was ...


Rankin, Frank Gilbert, Jr., 1906-1994 (Mss 176), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Rankin, Frank Gilbert, Jr., 1906-1994 (Mss 176), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 176. Copies of Civil War remembrances of John S. Jackman and John M. Porter. Also, copies of materials related to other Civil War activities and to service in the Orphan Brigade and in Morgan's Cavalry.


Tinsley, Warren Landrum, 1922-1987 (Sc 1549), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Tinsley, Warren Landrum, 1922-1987 (Sc 1549), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text (click on "Additional Files") for Manuscripts Small Collection 1549. A typescripted reminiscence about Warren Landrum Tinsley's World War II experiences in the U.S. Navy at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, a typescript of a diary kept during his military service , and a typescripted reminiscence about his early church experiences in Logan County, Kentucky.


Smith, Edward J. (Sc 1550), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Smith, Edward J. (Sc 1550), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1550. Graduate Western Kentucky University geography paper by Edward J. Smith in which he examines the history of the buildings in the 100 block of Main Street and the 800 block of Adams Street in Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Box Boats: How Container Ships Changed The World, Brian J. Cudahy Dec 2007

Box Boats: How Container Ships Changed The World, Brian J. Cudahy

Transportation

Fifty years ago—on April 26, 1956—the freighter Ideal X steamed from Berth 26 in Port Newark, New Jersey. Flying the flag of the Pan-Atlantic Steamship Company, she set out for Houston with an unusual cargo: 58 trailer trucks lashed to her top deck.

But they weren’t trucks—they were steel containers removed from their running gear, waiting to be lifted onto empty truck beds when Ideal X reached Texas. She docked safely, and a revolution was launched—not only in shipping, but in the way the world trades. Today, the more than 200 million containers shipped every ...


Grand Valley Forum, Volume 032, Number 21, December 17, 2007, Grand Valley State University Dec 2007

Grand Valley Forum, Volume 032, Number 21, December 17, 2007, Grand Valley State University

2007-2008, Volume 32

Grand Valley Forum is Grand Valley State's faculty and staff newsletter, published from 1976 to the present.


Interview No. 1398, J. Jesus Villaseñor Santoyo Dec 2007

Interview No. 1398, J. Jesus Villaseñor Santoyo

Combined Interviews

Mr. Villaseñor talks about his life growing up; during the midforties, his uncle fulfilled several bracero contracts; Jesús saw how well it went for his uncle, and in 1955, he decided to enlist in the bracero program; he describes how he was able to get on the list of eligible workers in Irapuato, Guanajuato, México; from there, he was transported by airplane to Mexicali, Baja California, México, and then to Calexico, California, where ranchers picked the workers they wanted; as a bracero, he labored in the fields of Arizona and California picking various fruits and vegetables; he goes on to ...


Interview No. 1393, Ángel Guzmán Domínguez Dec 2007

Interview No. 1393, Ángel Guzmán Domínguez

Combined Interviews

Mr. Guzmán talks about growing up, including his family and learning how to make shoes; one of his uncles served in the bracero program, which convinced him to do the same; in 1944, he and five of his friends traveled by boat, bus and train before finally arriving at the contacting station in Queretaro, México; with the proper documentation, he was quickly called and passed all the medical exams; he explains that the men in Queretaro went straight to the railroads, while those processed in Guanajuato, México, went to work in the fields; from the contracting center he was transported ...


The Long March Of The German 68ers: Their Protest, Their Exhibition, And Their Administration., Gracie M. Morton Dec 2007

The Long March Of The German 68ers: Their Protest, Their Exhibition, And Their Administration., Gracie M. Morton

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The postwar children coming of age in the late 1960s in West Germany mounted a widesweeping socio-political protest against what they saw as the strangling silence of their parents, the Nazi generation. These protesters, referred to as the 68ers for their pivotal year, continued their struggle in following decades, incorporating an important and controversial exhibition, and finally culminating in their own administration thirty years from their defining moment. Using such diverse kinds of information as parliamentary debates, interviews, and contemporary criticism, this thesis explores the impact of the 68ers' initial protest and the influence they ultimately had on their nation ...


Women And The Men Who Oppress Them: Ideologies And Protests Of Redstockings, New York Radical Feminists, And Cell 16., Meggin L. Schaaf Dec 2007

Women And The Men Who Oppress Them: Ideologies And Protests Of Redstockings, New York Radical Feminists, And Cell 16., Meggin L. Schaaf

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The American civil rights movement created a ready environment in which exploited people protested their social status and demanded change. Among the forefront, women contended against their male oppressors and demanded autonomy. Ultimately, however, women disagreed amongst themselves regarding the severity of their oppression and the ideal route to implement change. Thereafter, radical feminism became a strong force within the women's liberation movement. Group members denied that capitalism oppressed women, and countered that women's status as a sex-class remained the essential component in their subjugation. To obtain true freedom, women had to reject the deeply ingrained social expectations ...


"Reclaiming The Child": Mountain Mission School As A Successful Appalachian Home Mission., Rachel Rebecca Hood Dec 2007

"Reclaiming The Child": Mountain Mission School As A Successful Appalachian Home Mission., Rachel Rebecca Hood

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Mountain Mission School of Grundy, Virginia, founded by Samuel Robinson Hurley in 1921, is an anomaly of the mission school era of 1880 to 1940. Unlike other mission schools, Mountain Mission School was independent from its inception and was founded by a self-taught, self-made millionaire from southwest Virginia. The school's purpose to "reclaim" the child from material and spiritual poverty lay in Hurley's desire to develop a child's mind, body, and soul through a Christian, industrial education. Through personal commitment to the school and tireless fund-raising efforts for the school, he inspired others to continue the mission ...


Lost Cove, North Carolina: The Life And Death Of A Thriving Community (1864-1957)., Christy A. Smith Dec 2007

Lost Cove, North Carolina: The Life And Death Of A Thriving Community (1864-1957)., Christy A. Smith

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This research examines the history and events that shaped the people and community of Lost Cove, an isolated Appalachian settlement. Chapter 1 surveys previous written and oral accounts of Lost Cove and the physical/cultural attributes of the community. Chapter 2 explores Lost Cove's identity, name, and first settlers. Chapter 3 explores the community's buildings and the families' livelihood. Chapter 4 examines the effect that the CC & O Railway and the sawmills had on the community. Chapter 5 examines moonshine selling in Lost Cove. Chapter 6 reveals how the church and school acted as a gathering place and ...


Chaos In Clinton., Heather Flood Dec 2007

Chaos In Clinton., Heather Flood

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The integration of Clinton High School, located in Clinton, Tennessee captivated the nation in the fall of 1956. This paper depicts the events that occurred during that period. Also included are the events that occurred prior to the desegregation of the high school, the understanding of which is necessary to fully appreciate the events that unfolded in Clinton.


The Carter Mansion Revisited., Jenny L. Kilgore Dec 2007

The Carter Mansion Revisited., Jenny L. Kilgore

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The Historic John and Landon Carter Mansion, a satellite property of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area in Elizabethton, Tennessee, is one of Tennessee's earliest historic homes.

Because the house is not open year-round, the state park service has expressed a need for an interpretive kiosk to stand on the property and provide visitors with information on the Carter Mansion. This project represents an effort to summarize existing knowledge on the house, to address common misconceptions, and to create an interpretive kiosk design based on historical research.


Claudius Greer Clemmer, Doctor Of Humane Letters January 4, 1911-November 20, 2005., Sheila Breen Agen Pedersen Smith Dec 2007

Claudius Greer Clemmer, Doctor Of Humane Letters January 4, 1911-November 20, 2005., Sheila Breen Agen Pedersen Smith

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

While there are facts that are known about Claudius Greer Clemmer, there is much that is not known. By most accounts, he was a generous man who grew up during some of the hardest years of the Great Depression, worked to get an education, and had a successful teaching career. Clemmer worked diligently to do what he could to support himself and his family, working at two jobs. When his career track changed from teaching to business, in 1946, he experienced success in business and investments, sharing that wealth with East Tennessee State University and others. The intent of this ...


A Kenyan Revolution: Mau Mau, Land, Women, And Nation., Amanda Elizabeth Lewis Dec 2007

A Kenyan Revolution: Mau Mau, Land, Women, And Nation., Amanda Elizabeth Lewis

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The Kikuyu, the largest ethnic group in Kenya, resisted colonial authority, which culminated into what became known as Mau Mau, led by the Kenya Land Freedom Army. During this time, the British colonial government imposed laws limiting their access to land, politics, and independence. The turbulent 1950s in Kenyan history should be considered a revolution because of its violent nature, the high level of participation, and overall social change that resulted from the war.

I compared many theories of revolution to the events of the Mau Mau movement. Then, I explained the contention for land in the revolution, the role ...


Interview No. 1396, Jesús Soberano Rodríguez Dec 2007

Interview No. 1396, Jesús Soberano Rodríguez

Combined Interviews

Mr. Soberano talks about helping his father with the livestock at a very young age; in 1959, at the age of nineteen, he went through the hiring process to become a bracero; as part of the process, he was medically examined and deloused; in addition, he talks about the embarrassment he endured during the examination; he traveled to Mexico City, Mexico and then to the processing center in Empalme, Sonora, Mexico; his first contract was in El Centro, California working in the cotton fields; he recalls the working conditions while caring for livestock in El Centro, California; Mr. Soberano recalls ...


Mammoth Cave - Letter (Sc 1509), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Mammoth Cave - Letter (Sc 1509), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1509. Letter by an unknown tourist staying at the Hotel Sinnott, Paducah, Kentucky, which talks about her family's tour of Mammoth Cave. She also mentions several other area caves. A transcription of the letter is attached to this record.


Hills, Henry E., 1917-1975 (Sc 1511), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Hills, Henry E., 1917-1975 (Sc 1511), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1511. World War II letter written by Henry E. Hills, Sicily, Italy, to his cousin, William P. Stamps, Jr., in which he describes a battle that took place in Sicily. He makes some deprecatory remarks about the Italians and notes the fierce and smart fighting of the Germans.


Bobby Petrino Gets Going, Richard C. Crepeau Dec 2007

Bobby Petrino Gets Going, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

He has been found. Call off the search. We now have the new poster boy for College Football.


Morningstar, Jane (Hines), 1904-1989 - Letter To (Sc 1512), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Morningstar, Jane (Hines), 1904-1989 - Letter To (Sc 1512), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1512. Telegram sent by the Bowling Green Public Library Board refusing the resignation of Jane (Hines) Morningstar from the Board.


Honaker, Marion Earl, 1914-2006 (Sc 1510), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Honaker, Marion Earl, 1914-2006 (Sc 1510), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1510. Letters, 1985-1997 (19); military papers, 1942-1990 (14); photos (21); newspapers clippings, 1942, 1992-2006 (5); of Marion Earl Honaker, Bowling Green, Kentucky, a Navy pharmacist mate stationed in the Pacific Area during World War II.


Outcault, Richard Felton, 1863-1928 (Sc 1540), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Outcault, Richard Felton, 1863-1928 (Sc 1540), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1540. Letter from Richard Felton Outcault to Bud Crewdson that contains an original drawing of Buster Brown and his dog Tige. An image of the drawing is attached to this record.


Edwards & Cobb Collections (Mss 35), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Edwards & Cobb Collections (Mss 35), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 35. Account books, 1857-1858, of G.W. Edwards and T.W. Cobb, general merchants at East Fork, Metcalfe County, Kentucky.