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Women In Combat: The Soviet Example, Hayley Noble May 2019

Women In Combat: The Soviet Example, Hayley Noble

History Graduate Projects and Theses

This project explores the experiences of Soviet women in combat on the eastern front during World War II. Through an exhibit, website, and thesis, Soviet women are shown in stereotypically male-dominated roles, performing as well as their male counterparts, while not acknowledged for their work after the war. Their invisible service reveals trends through military history scholarship, and larger ideology surrounding women in combat. This project informs on a relatively unknown topic, while using their historical example to advocate for American women in the military integrating into combat jobs.


Curating An American Immigrant Identity : German And Latin American Heritage Weekends As Placemaking In Louisville, Kentucky, 1974-1980., Sarah Elizabeth Mccoy May 2019

Curating An American Immigrant Identity : German And Latin American Heritage Weekends As Placemaking In Louisville, Kentucky, 1974-1980., Sarah Elizabeth Mccoy

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The multicultural Heritage Weekends, which began in 1974 in time for the bicentennial, were ethnic festivals in Louisville, Kentucky, and were used by different groups in disparate ways. German Americans and American Latinos used the festivals as placemaking, as they laid claim to the city of Louisville and curated their own interpretation of an American identity. Festival organizers, including city officials, however used the festivals as a way to encourage pluralism, while still promoting hegemony and assimilation. By analyzing newspaper articles and the history of both German Americans and American Latinos in the city, the work of heritage among ethnic ...


Podcasting Historias: Public Outreach Through Digital Storytelling In Iberian History, Foster Chamberlin Jan 2019

Podcasting Historias: Public Outreach Through Digital Storytelling In Iberian History, Foster Chamberlin

Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

Podcasts are now a standard way for the public to consume audio media, and some academic history podcasts now boast thousands of listens per episode. Yet research on academic podcasting has concentrated on its educational uses while neglecting to ask how historians can best use podcasts as a tool for public outreach. This article aims to fill that gap by arguing that historians can best practice podcasting as public history by understanding the medium as part of the digital humanities, that is, by creating engaging, original audio content accompanied by an interactive website rather than simply posting recordings of lectures ...


Interpreting Access: A History Of Accessibility And Disability Representations In The National Park Service, Perri Meldon Jan 2019

Interpreting Access: A History Of Accessibility And Disability Representations In The National Park Service, Perri Meldon

Masters Theses

This thesis illustrates the accomplishments and challenges of enhancing accessibility across the national parks, at the same time that great need to diversify the parks and their interpretation of American disability history remains. Chapters describe the administrative history of the NPS Accessibility Program (1979-present), exploring the decisions from both within and outside the federal agency, to break physical and programmatic barriers to make parks more inclusive for people with sensory, physical, and cognitive disabilities; and provide a case study of the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site (HOFR) in New York. The case study describes the creation of ...


National Register Of Historic Places Nominations By Students In Preservation Courses 1993 - 2018, Robert R. Weyeneth Dec 2018

National Register Of Historic Places Nominations By Students In Preservation Courses 1993 - 2018, Robert R. Weyeneth

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Special Collections And Student Curators: Public History Through Primary Sources, Carolyn Sautter Mar 2018

Special Collections And Student Curators: Public History Through Primary Sources, Carolyn Sautter

Musselman Library Staff Publications

Musselman Library's Special Collections and College Archives at Gettysburg College has worked with over 70 student curators on art gallery exhibitions and public history exhibits. These curatorial experiences provide hands-on interactions with artifacts and artworks and high-impact collaborations among students, interns, archivists, librarians, historians, digital projects specialists, gallery directors, conservators, and preparators. The final result is often breathtaking and always informative. This presentation discusses practical recommendations and workflows for well timed, well researched, and effectively installed student curated exhibits.


Re-Placing The Plantation Landscape At Yulee’S Margarita Plantation, Katherine M. Padula Oct 2017

Re-Placing The Plantation Landscape At Yulee’S Margarita Plantation, Katherine M. Padula

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

U.S. Senator David Levy Yulee’s Margarita sugar plantation flourished from 1851 to 1864 in Homosassa, Citrus County, Florida. The plantation was abandoned in 1864 and memory of its precise location slowly faded, as the physical evidence of its existence deteriorated. Today, the only plantation structure known to be still standing is the sugar mill, preserved as part of the Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park (CI124B). The remainder of the plantation, including its boundaries, remains unknown. Perhaps at least partly owing to this absence, the mill’s interpretive signage provides an unfortunate univocal historical interpretation of the ...


New Perspectives On The History Of The Ohio Valley Frontier, 1750-1838 : Connecting Recent Scholarship With Public Interpretation., Ellen Rich Aug 2017

New Perspectives On The History Of The Ohio Valley Frontier, 1750-1838 : Connecting Recent Scholarship With Public Interpretation., Ellen Rich

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis aims to interpret for the public both the native and white perspectives of the conquest and colonization of the Ohio Valley frontier by Anglo-Americans in the eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Its focus is a planned museum exhibition, “Conquering the First American West: The Ohio Valley Frontier, 1750-1838,” which explores interactions between American Indians and Anglo-Americans on the Ohio Valley frontier and their consequences. The introduction justifies the need for the exhibition and outlines its major arguments. The second section examines the historiography of the conquest of the Ohio Valley and shows why stronger public interpretation is needed ...


Making An Impression: Butter Prints, The Butter Market, And Rural Women In Nineteenth-Century Southeastern Pennsylvania, Jennifer L. Putnam Jun 2017

Making An Impression: Butter Prints, The Butter Market, And Rural Women In Nineteenth-Century Southeastern Pennsylvania, Jennifer L. Putnam

Madison Historical Review

Pre-industrial butter-making was an arduous process, involving milking, churning, proper storage, printing, and, sometimes, transport to market. The 19th-century economy in Philadelphia was forever changed by the practice of rural women selling their surplus butter as a response to the rise of consumerism. Butter-making provided rural women with the means to earn their own income, providing economic agency and increasing their independence by allowing them to work outside of the home. Butter prints emerged as a way to brand one’s butter with a signature trademark. A print’s size and shape, the materials and methods used in its construction ...


Girls Just Wanna Be President: How The History Of Female Presidential Candidates Affects Political Ambition And Engagement, Kaycee Babb May 2017

Girls Just Wanna Be President: How The History Of Female Presidential Candidates Affects Political Ambition And Engagement, Kaycee Babb

History Graduate Projects and Theses

Female political ambition drops around high school, none of the 45 presidents of the United States have been female, and the history of female presidential candidates is largely absent from public memory. This project examines the connection between social perceptions of political involvement and the history of female politicians by creating a resource website of female presidential candidates in the United States. The website is meant to encourage youth political engagement, specifically the engagement of middle school to college-aged female students to lower the gender gap of political ambition. Without representation within American politics, many young women are not inspired ...


Fantasy Frontier: Old West Theme Parks And Memory In California, Amanda Tewes Jan 2017

Fantasy Frontier: Old West Theme Parks And Memory In California, Amanda Tewes

Doctoral Dissertations

This study examines sites of Old West tourism—specifically the three California theme parks of Knott’s Berry Farm, Calico Ghost Town, and Frontier Village—as avenues through which the myth of “the West” gets propagated, even among the people of the American West, and even if these sites do not reflect the actual history of the region. California’s Old West theme parks act as windows into mid-twentieth-century cultural conflicts of politics and identity within the state. But these sites are artifacts of a particular historical moment and their fantasy of the Old West memorializes mid-century renderings of the ...


Guide To The Raymond Brandes Papers, Raymond Brandes Jan 2017

Guide To The Raymond Brandes Papers, Raymond Brandes

University Records

The Raymond Brandes papers largely pertain to Brandes' work as University of San Diego Dean of Graduate and Continuing Education, particularly related to his involvement with Archaeology courses. Under Brandes' direction, USD offered an Archaeology Technician Program to USD students, graduates, and community members. These included genealogy, historic site survey, and historic site preservation courses. Brandes led many of these courses with USD colleague James Moriarty. These records include fliers and brochures for the archaeology courses as well as correspondence and planning materials. Also included are materials Brandes collected to assist students beyond their graduation from USD. These materials include ...


A Shrine For President Lincoln: An Analysis Of Lincoln Museums And Historic Sites, 1865-2015, Thomas D. Mackie Jr. Dec 2016

A Shrine For President Lincoln: An Analysis Of Lincoln Museums And Historic Sites, 1865-2015, Thomas D. Mackie Jr.

Dissertations

The purpose of this dissertation is to analyze how communities and special interest groups have presented Abraham Lincoln in historic sites and museums with significant Lincoln collections and interpretive themes. Commemoration of Abraham Lincoln began during the murdered president’s funeral trip and extended throughout the later nineteenth century with statues, biographies, Decoration Day oratories, historic sites, special exhibits, and museums. These sites devoted to the 16th president are among the earliest public historic museums and preserved sites. They include galleries, research exhibits, interactive galleries, pioneer villages, outdoor museums, and historic houses. After continued expansion in the twentieth and twenty-first ...


Canada And The Battle Of Vimy Ridge, Barry Ho, Maxwell Blair, Elena Melania Panescu, Patrick Jedrzejko Nov 2016

Canada And The Battle Of Vimy Ridge, Barry Ho, Maxwell Blair, Elena Melania Panescu, Patrick Jedrzejko

Canadian Military History Research Posters

Public history posters on Canada’s military past about the April 9 - 12, 1917 battle of Vimy Ridge by the Canadian Corps, by students Barry Ho, Maxwell Blair, Elena Melania Panescu, and Patrick Jedrzejko


William Avery Bishop, Derek Musa, Lisa Marie Lam, Romario Parkes Nov 2016

William Avery Bishop, Derek Musa, Lisa Marie Lam, Romario Parkes

Canadian Military History Research Posters

Public history posters on Canada’s military past, William "Billy" Avery Bishop a Canadian fighter pilot in WWI, by students Derek Musa, Lisa Marie Lam, Romario Parkes


Elsie Macgill: Queen Of The Hurricanes, Ishmeet Dhillon, Harleen Kaur, Denise Mosher, Claudia Santos Nov 2016

Elsie Macgill: Queen Of The Hurricanes, Ishmeet Dhillon, Harleen Kaur, Denise Mosher, Claudia Santos

Canadian Military History Research Posters

Public history posters on Canada’s military past, Elise MacGill Canada’s First female aircraft designer and the Hurricane, by students Ishmeet Dhillon, Harleen Kaur, Denise Mosher, and Claudia Santos.


Canadian Women Army Corps, Sandeep Barring, Nadine Joseph, Linda Dao Nov 2016

Canadian Women Army Corps, Sandeep Barring, Nadine Joseph, Linda Dao

Canadian Military History Research Posters

Public history poster on Canada’s military past about the Canadian Women Army Corps by students Sandeep Barring, Nadine Joseph, and Linda Dao.


Juno Beach D-Day, 6 June 1944, Rances Fonseca Cespedes, Keirsten Kandhai, Fiorelli Lagdamen, Jocelynne Marcoux Nov 2016

Juno Beach D-Day, 6 June 1944, Rances Fonseca Cespedes, Keirsten Kandhai, Fiorelli Lagdamen, Jocelynne Marcoux

Canadian Military History Research Posters

Public history poster on Canada’s military past about Juno beach D-Day, by students Rances Fonseca Cespedes, Keirsten Kandhai, Fiorelli Lagdamen, Jocelynne Marcoux.


Vimy Ridge, North France April 9-12, 1917, Minh Huynh, Christian Taylor, Yuriah Waller Nov 2016

Vimy Ridge, North France April 9-12, 1917, Minh Huynh, Christian Taylor, Yuriah Waller

Canadian Military History Research Posters

Public history poster on Canada’s military past about Vimy Ridge by students Minh Huynh, Christian Taylor, and Yuriah Waller


Holding The Line: Canadians And The 2nd Battle Of Ypres, Salam Jabri, Anas Araksousi, Yusuf Asik, Ashan Gill Nov 2016

Holding The Line: Canadians And The 2nd Battle Of Ypres, Salam Jabri, Anas Araksousi, Yusuf Asik, Ashan Gill

Canadian Military History Research Posters

Public history poster on Canada’s military past about the second Battle of Ypres by students Salam Jabri, Anas Araksousi, Yusuf Asik, and Ashan Gill


Canadian Servicewomen And The Second World War, Kimberly Gomez, Kayla Troy, Lina Vargas Jaramillo, Fozia Yasmeen Nov 2016

Canadian Servicewomen And The Second World War, Kimberly Gomez, Kayla Troy, Lina Vargas Jaramillo, Fozia Yasmeen

Canadian Military History Research Posters

Public history poster on Canada’s military past about the Canadian servicewomen in World War II by students Kimberly Gomez, Kayla Troy, Lina Vargas Jaramillo, and Fozia Yasmeen


Vimy Ridge, Matthew Curtis, Brett Faber, Christopher Hardcastle, Karl Van Maren Nov 2016

Vimy Ridge, Matthew Curtis, Brett Faber, Christopher Hardcastle, Karl Van Maren

Canadian Military History Research Posters

Public history poster on Canada’s military past about Vimy Ridge by students Matthew Curtis, Brett Faber, Christopher Hardcastle, and Karl Van Maren


Introduction To Focus Issue: Collections In A Digital Age, Lauren Tilton, Brent M. Rogers Oct 2016

Introduction To Focus Issue: Collections In A Digital Age, Lauren Tilton, Brent M. Rogers

Rhetoric and Communication Studies Faculty Publications

In Spring 2015, a working group engaged in questions at the intersection of digital and public history at the annual National Council on Public History (NCPH) meeting held in Nashville, Tennessee. The vibrant discussion focused on the exciting and important ways by which public historians make digital, public history. Because a significant amount of work has centered on digitizing and augmenting historical archives, this special issue explores digital approaches to physical collections. Inflected by the contributors’ positioning in public history, the issue highlights how digital approaches are shaped by questions of access, audience, collaboration, interpretation, and materiality. From that discussion ...


The Future Of Civil War History, James J. Broomall, Peter S. Carmichael, Jill Ogline Titus Jun 2016

The Future Of Civil War History, James J. Broomall, Peter S. Carmichael, Jill Ogline Titus

Civil War Institute Faculty Publications

In March 2013, hundreds of academics, preservationists, consultants, historical interpreters, museum professionals, living historians, students, K-12 teachers, and new media specialists gathered in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to assess the state and potential future of the study of the American Civil War. The essays in this special issue build on the themes of that conference: embracing the democratic and civic potential of historical thinking; reaffirming the power of place and the importance of specific, focused stories; integrating military, political, social, cultural, and gender history; and encouraging collaboration among historians working in different settings. Our three guest editors offer their own thoughts about ...


Museums, Monuments, And National Parks: Toward A New Genealogy Of Public History, Theodore Karamanski Feb 2016

Museums, Monuments, And National Parks: Toward A New Genealogy Of Public History, Theodore Karamanski

Theodore J. Karamanski

No abstract provided.


History, Memory, And Historic Districts In Chicago, Theodore J. Karamanski Feb 2016

History, Memory, And Historic Districts In Chicago, Theodore J. Karamanski

Theodore J. Karamanski

Across America, National Register Historic Districts have done a better job helping to preserve building stock and stabilize communities than they have of meeting the articulated goal of With a Heritage So Rich, the foundational 1966 study that gave birth to the National Register of Historic Places. According to that report, historic sites were to “give a sense of orientation to our society” and help to implant in people “values of time and place.” This article looks at the evolution of historic districts in Chicago, Illinois through the lens of public memory. It explores the relationship between “official” memory and ...


What A Day With A Park Volunteer Can Do, Keith Muchowski Jan 2016

What A Day With A Park Volunteer Can Do, Keith Muchowski

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Ada Estelle Schweitzer, Jason Lantzer Jan 2016

Ada Estelle Schweitzer, Jason Lantzer

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

Jason Lantzer's essay on Ada Estelle Schweitzer, a Contribution to The Indiana Historical Society's publication: Indiana's 200: The People Who Shaped the Hoosier State.


Oscar Carleton Mcculloch, Jason Lantzer Jan 2016

Oscar Carleton Mcculloch, Jason Lantzer

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

Jason Lantzer's essay on Oscar Carleton McCulloch, a Contribution to The Indiana Historical Society's publication: Indiana's 200: The People Who Shaped the Hoosier State.


The Good, The Great, And The Ugly Of Public History, Jeffrey L. Lauck Nov 2015

The Good, The Great, And The Ugly Of Public History, Jeffrey L. Lauck

The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History

My last post recounted some of my favorite takeaways from my Civil War road trip this summer. But this trip was about more than just mosquito bites and cheap donuts; it was the first time I ever visited a historical site as a student of public history. My first tour was with Elizabeth Smith ’17 at the Sunken Road at Fredericksburg. Elizabeth’s tour was unique in that she was able to connect the events that transpired along Marye’s Heights, a moderately nuanced subject, to President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, a very well-known subject. I was delighted to see ...