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Franklin D. Roosevelt: The Media, His Physical Image, And Teaching Implications, Eric R. Waples Dec 2013

Franklin D. Roosevelt: The Media, His Physical Image, And Teaching Implications, Eric R. Waples

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This thesis consists of three distinct chapters, each with a focus on the general theme of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the media, and his image. Chapter I is a historiography that traces the scholarly discussion of Roosevelt and the media from the late 1970s until the early 21st century. It argues that there was a shift in research that occurred in the 1980s. Where scholarship originally focused intently on how FDR used the media to run the country, it transitioned towards an exclusive concentration on how he used the media to minimize the public’s perception of his disability. Chapter ...


Prohibition Era Rochester: A Family Affair, Russell G. Hendrick Dec 2013

Prohibition Era Rochester: A Family Affair, Russell G. Hendrick

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This project researched the largely overlooked historical topic of Rochester, NY during the Prohibition Era. It draws upon a wide variety of sources, including oral history from the author’s family who were directly involved in the illegal sale of alcohol in Rochester. These stories offer unique insight into the heretofore-undocumented side of the speakeasy operators. The combination of oral history and more traditional research offers a diverse interpretation of Rochester NY during the Prohibition Era. The project also includes a historiography of research on Prohibition in general and Rochester specifically as well as a DBQ designed for 8th ...


The History Of Gun Control In The United States, Daniel Greco Dec 2013

The History Of Gun Control In The United States, Daniel Greco

Senior Honors Theses

Gun control is one of today’s most controversial topics, bringing about two different, yet passionate arguments. Those who are “pro-gun” argue that firearms are a basic fundamental right given to American citizens by the Second Amendment of the Constitution. Advocates for gun control argue that firearms lead to more deaths, and should be restricted to avoid shooting tragedies. Regardless of one’s personal stance on this issue, it is undeniable that gun control is one of the United States’ most debated topics. This paper will take a historical approach to gun control in the United States, and will be ...


Susan Bauer's 2003 Theory Of Well-Educated Mind: Could The Classical Approach To Teaching History Work In Southern California History K12 Classrooms?, Tomasz B. Stanek Nov 2013

Susan Bauer's 2003 Theory Of Well-Educated Mind: Could The Classical Approach To Teaching History Work In Southern California History K12 Classrooms?, Tomasz B. Stanek

LUX: A Journal of Transdisciplinary Writing and Research from Claremont Graduate University

The main purpose of this research evolved from the publication of S. W. Bauer Well-educated mind, a study of the significance of new methods of teaching history course. Bauer (2003) argues that the grammarian approach of simple recognition and memorization removes students from reading primary sources. This theory suggests a new methodology for the instructors and students through the three-stage process of grammar, dialectic, and rhetoric preparation with aid of primary sources or “great books list”. This paper supports Bauer’s thesis and provides evidence through extensive interviews that indeed this concept of pedagogy is present in Southern California schools.


Cumberland College Association - Princeton, Kentucky (Sc 2787), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2013

Cumberland College Association - Princeton, Kentucky (Sc 2787), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2787. Minutes for the Cumberland College Association, the governing board that operated Cumberland College in Princeton, Kentucky. The school was later moved to Lebanon, Tennessee.


Dotson, Allene Dooley (Sc 2780), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2013

Dotson, Allene Dooley (Sc 2780), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2780. Paper titled "History of the Bowling Green Female Academy" written by Allene Dooley Dotson for a history class at Western Kentucky University.


Cornell, Eddie Mae, B. 1902? (Sc 1187), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2013

Cornell, Eddie Mae, B. 1902? (Sc 1187), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1187. Grades received, evidently necessary to earn an eighth grade certificate, by Eddie Mae Cornell, Nelson County, Kentucky; and certificate issued to her by Nelson County after she successfully passed the examination as prescribed by the State Board of Education.


The Politics Media Equation:Exposing Two Faces Of Old Nexus Through Study Of General Elections,Wikileaks And Radia Tapes, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr Oct 2013

The Politics Media Equation:Exposing Two Faces Of Old Nexus Through Study Of General Elections,Wikileaks And Radia Tapes, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr

Ratnesh Dwivedi

The important identity of a responsible media is playing an unbiased role in reporting a matter without giving unnecessary hype to attract the attention of the gullible public with the object of making money and money only.After reporting properly the media can educate the public to form their own opinion in the matters of public interest. Throughout the centuries, the world has never existed without information and communication, hence the inexhaustible essence of mass media. The government has the power to either make or reject whatever that will exist within its environment. It also determines how free the mass ...


Geary, Genevieve Baxter, B. 1924 (Sc 1125), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2013

Geary, Genevieve Baxter, B. 1924 (Sc 1125), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1125. Nine-page reminiscence written by Genevieve Geary, of Muhlenberg County, titled, “School Teaching in the 1940s in One- and Two-Room Schools with Emergency Certificate”.


Is Jefferson A Founding Father Of Democratic Education? A Response To "Jefferson And The Ideology Of Democratic Schooling", Johann Neem Oct 2013

Is Jefferson A Founding Father Of Democratic Education? A Response To "Jefferson And The Ideology Of Democratic Schooling", Johann Neem

Democracy and Education

This response argues that it is reasonable to consider Thomas Jefferson a proponent of democratic education. It suggests that Jefferson's education proposals sought to ensure the wide distribution of knowledge and that Jefferson's legacy remains important to us today.


Langston, Luke Alvah Leigh, 1870-1965 (Mss 479), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2013

Langston, Luke Alvah Leigh, 1870-1965 (Mss 479), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 479. Teacher’s registers with lists of pupils, accounts, and school regulations, kept by Luke A.L. Langston for various schools in Calloway County Kentucky, from 1890-1913.


Neal, Mary Julia, 1905-1995 (Sc 1112), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2013

Neal, Mary Julia, 1905-1995 (Sc 1112), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1112. Interview with Mary Julia Neal, Bowling Green, Kentucky, conducted by Gina Claywell. Claywell was interested chiefly in Neal’s experiences as a student at Bethel College, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and as a teacher at Western Kentucky University in the 1930s and 1940s.


Cox, Floyd W., 1925-1981 (Sc 1086), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2013

Cox, Floyd W., 1925-1981 (Sc 1086), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1086. School paper, “My First Punishment in School” written by Floyd W. Cox for an English class in 1942. He relates the punishment he received as a seven-year old student at the one-room Oakwood Mills school in Warren County, Kentucky.


Bowling Green City Council Of Parents And Teachers - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 1085), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2013

Bowling Green City Council Of Parents And Teachers - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 1085), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1085. Paper which describes the beginning and early years of the Parent-Teacher Association in Bowling Green, Kentucky schools.


Kimberlin, Nettie (Sc 1087), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2013

Kimberlin, Nettie (Sc 1087), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1087. Two cards of honor awarded to Nettie for good deportment and perfect lessons by the Texas School in Texas, (Washington County), Kentucky. Each card features a colorful pastoral scene on one side.


In Their Footsteps, In Their Words: Special Section, 1914-1963 Jul 2013

In Their Footsteps, In Their Words: Special Section, 1914-1963

Colby Magazine

Three wars. A devastating economic depression. Construction of an entirely new campus from scratch. And all in 50 years.

The period that began as World War I erupted and ended as the tumult of the 1960s loomed was marked by a series of unprecedented events that could have mortally wounded a modestly funded liberal arts college in central Maine. The Great War emptied the campus. World War II turned Colby into a military training center. The bold decision to move the College to Mayflower Hill was sandwiched by the Depression and the Korean War and marked by the return of ...


Briggs, Analee, 1905-1989 - Letter To (Sc 1046), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2013

Briggs, Analee, 1905-1989 - Letter To (Sc 1046), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1046. Letter to Analee Briggs, a teacher at Rich Pond School, Warren County, Kentucky, from her former student, Wilma Mae Green, Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, 5 September 1952. Green praises Miss Briggs’ positive influence on her and offers to send any needed items to her former school.


Story Of An Intern, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr Jun 2013

Story Of An Intern, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr

Ratnesh Dwivedi

“Story Of an Intern” tells you the story of an young boy who manages to get an internship in a global media giant. His struggles and amazements begins when he finds himself out of internship and struggles to get a foothold in media. In the way he analyzes the odds and evens of Indian media industry and media tycoons while most of the time finding himself rejected. His experiences while in search of a job carries him to different places and allows him to meet some interesting people who makes an imprint on his life and he finds himself falling ...


Mass Media And Communication In Global Scenario, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr Jun 2013

Mass Media And Communication In Global Scenario, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr

Ratnesh Dwivedi

The idea behind putting these research papers and research articles in this book is to give various aspects of communication, a platform where from readers may go through them at one go. The book deals with the research articles and papers dedicated to core areas of Journalism and Mass Communication. The papers and articles compiled in this book touches the need of students,academicians and researchers on most challenging areas and topics.In the collection of these papers author has discussed about Community Radio,FM Radio,Communication Science, Organizational Communication,Media Accounatbility,Language Discourse,Higher Education,Tevision Studies,Traditional and ...


Warren Johnson, Warren Johnson, Max Polisky 2013 Jun 2013

Warren Johnson, Warren Johnson, Max Polisky 2013

All oral histories

Mr. Johnson retired from IWU after a 30 year career and most recently served in the position of Assistant Manager of Maintenance. In this interview he recounts his experiences before joining the IWU staff and relates some of the highlights he recalls from working on campus.


Moxley, Frank Otha, 1908-2004 (Sc 1036), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2013

Moxley, Frank Otha, 1908-2004 (Sc 1036), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1036. Notes of Howard E. Bailey, Western Kentucky University’s Dean of Student Affairs, taken during a 1998 interview with Frank Otha Moxley. Moxley relates his educational pursuit and career. Includes Bailey’s informational letter.


Smith, Travis Edwin, B. 1898 (Sc 2734), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2013

Smith, Travis Edwin, B. 1898 (Sc 2734), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2734. Three documents related to the history of education in Kentucky which were prepared by Travis Edwin Smith for his doctoral dissertation. One document concentrates on teacher education, one on education law in Kentucky, and the last document is an overview titled “Education in Kentucky.” The documents concentrate on sources to be used in the dissertation.


Franklin Female College - Franklin, Kentucky (Sc 2720), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2013

Franklin Female College - Franklin, Kentucky (Sc 2720), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2720. Bound typescript of the Board of Trustees minutes from the Franklin Female College, Franklin, Kentucky. (155 p.)


Olivet Presidents: A History Of The Office Of The President, Kratina Simmons Jun 2013

Olivet Presidents: A History Of The Office Of The President, Kratina Simmons

Archives - Olivet History

Sources for the book include minutes from the Board of Trustees meetings, letters, university yearbooks (the Aurora), the school's newspaper (the Glimmerglass), several obituaries in newspapers, and funeral programs. The book shows the struggles the university had in its early years to keep presidents as well as its rapid growth within recent years. The last few pages include collages of photos taken during various stages of several of the presidents' lives.


The Necessity Of A Revolution: The 21st Century Battle For Equality In The Classroom: An Examination Of The History, Critiques And Effectiveness Of Teach For America, Wyatt D. Oroke Jun 2013

The Necessity Of A Revolution: The 21st Century Battle For Equality In The Classroom: An Examination Of The History, Critiques And Effectiveness Of Teach For America, Wyatt D. Oroke

History

This paper sets out to explore the controversy surrounding the program Teach For America. The paper sets out to argue whether or not Teach For America has been effective, in terms of its alignment with its goals and mission statement. I conclude that while TFA has been successful in some individual cases, the program as a collective has so far failed to make advancements within the opportunity gap experienced between low-income and high-income students within the American school system. The paper concludes by making several recommendations for the TFA program about how it can alter itself in hopes of being ...


The Memory Keeper: Analyzing The Importance Of Collecting And Preserving Oral Histories In A Twenty-First Century University Archival Repository, Arabeth Balasko May 2013

The Memory Keeper: Analyzing The Importance Of Collecting And Preserving Oral Histories In A Twenty-First Century University Archival Repository, Arabeth Balasko

History/Archives Capstones Collection

Recognizing the importance of collecting and incorporating individuals’ memories into an institution’s archival repository is a fundamental task that archivists must professionally and ethically accept. Depending on the repository’s specific needs and mission goals the collection policies will differ; however, disregarding the personal stories of the working population of the university is a disservice to archival collecting. How can a user analyze the completed history of an academic institution without providing the documented input and sharing of personal experiences of faculty, staff, and students? How can a researcher evaluate theory and explore a multitude of viewpoints, if only ...


Anne Weston Mcgowan, Anne Mcgowan '76, Abigail Szunyogh 2014 May 2013

Anne Weston Mcgowan, Anne Mcgowan '76, Abigail Szunyogh 2014

All oral histories

Anne Weston McGowan graduated with a BA in English in 1976. She moved to Bloomington-Normal when her husband James joined the English Department faculty in 1969. Anne is a former Board member of the community organization Ecology Action Center (founded in 1971 and called Operation Recycle). She remains active in that and other community organizations.


James Mcgowan, James Mcgowan, Elissa Ledvort 2013 May 2013

James Mcgowan, James Mcgowan, Elissa Ledvort 2013

All oral histories

James McGowan, Professor of English Emeritus, joined IWU's faculty in 1969 and retired in 2000. He and Anne (Class of 1976) remain active in the community. Dr. McGowan read his original poem commemorating the inauguration of IWU's 15th President Richard F. Wilson may be found at http://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/wilson_inauguration/15


Who Governed Yale? Kingman Brewster And Higher Education In The 1970s, Nathaniel Zelinsky May 2013

Who Governed Yale? Kingman Brewster And Higher Education In The 1970s, Nathaniel Zelinsky

MSSA Kaplan Prize for Use of MSSA Collections

Relying on archival material and oral history, this essay examines two committees at Yale in the 1970s as case studies in how University President Kingman Brewster reshaped the school after the student unrest of the long 1960s. The first committee, led by the political scientist Robert Dahl, endorsed the equal admission of female students in 1972. The second committee, chaired by historian C. Vann Woodward, composed a nationally renowned report on the importance of “unfettered” free expression at the university in 1974-5. I show how each of these committees was a carefully calibrated political tool that allowed Brewster to moderate ...


Wiggins, Bobbie Reeves (Sc 2701), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2013

Wiggins, Bobbie Reeves (Sc 2701), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2701. Sample copy, with edits, of “The Legacy of Woodland School, Early 1900’s to 1963,” a history of Woodland School, Paducah, Kentucky by Bobbie Reeves Wiggins.