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Mcreynolds, Benjamin, 1769-1845 (Mss 603), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2017

Mcreynolds, Benjamin, 1769-1845 (Mss 603), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scans of selected items (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Collection 603. Manuscript books of sermons, religious, medical and other writings created by Benjamin S. McReynolds, a Butler County, Kentucky Methodist minister. Includes family history and records of schools operated by McReynolds.


Kentucky Council For Community Education (Sc 3081), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2017

Kentucky Council For Community Education (Sc 3081), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding Aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3081. Memos and agenda for a meeting to be held to discuss a statewide coalition to support community education.


Historical Analysis: Tracking, Problematizing, And Reterritorializing Achievement And The Achievement Gap, Justin Olmanson, Zoe Falls, Guieswende Rouamba Jan 2017

Historical Analysis: Tracking, Problematizing, And Reterritorializing Achievement And The Achievement Gap, Justin Olmanson, Zoe Falls, Guieswende Rouamba

Faculty Publications: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

For more than a century, state and federal governments and organizations have used different measures to determine if students and groups of students have achieved in a particular subject or grade level. While the construct of achievement is applied irrespective of student differences, this equal application turns out to be anything but equitable. In this chapter, we work to understand the way achievement plays out for Black students by deconstructing how the word achievement works. In doing so, we track the history of education, testing, and curriculum as it has been applied to Black youth and youth of color.


Design-Based Research Mobile Gaming For Learning Jewish History, Tikkun Olam, And Civics, Owen Gottlieb Jan 2017

Design-Based Research Mobile Gaming For Learning Jewish History, Tikkun Olam, And Civics, Owen Gottlieb

Articles

How can Design-Based Research (DBR) be used in the study of video games, religious literacy, and learning? DBR uses a variety of pragmatically selected mixed methods approaches to design learning interventions. Researchers, working with educators and learners, design and co-design learning artifacts and environments. They analyze those artifacts and environments as they are used by educators and learners, and then iterate based on mixed methods data analysis. DBR is suited for any "rich contextualized setting in which people have agency." (Hoadley 2013) such as formal or informal learning environments.

The case covered in this chapter is a mobile Augmented Reality ...


Who Really Said What? Mobile Historical Situated Documentary As Liminal Learning Space, Owen Gottlieb Dec 2016

Who Really Said What? Mobile Historical Situated Documentary As Liminal Learning Space, Owen Gottlieb

Articles

This article explores the complexities and affordances of historical representation that arose in the process of designing a mobile augmented reality video game for teaching history. The process suggests opportunities to push the historical documentary form in new ways. Specifically, the article addresses the shifting liminal space between historical fiction narrative, and historical interactive documentary narrative. What happens when primary sources, available for examination are placed inside of a historically inspired narrative, one that hews closely to the events, but creates drama through dialogues between player and historical figure? In this relatively new field of interactive historical situated documentary, how ...


Education For Victory: An Analysis Of Social Studies Education In American Secondary Schools During World War Ii, Rachael E. O'Dell Oct 2016

Education For Victory: An Analysis Of Social Studies Education In American Secondary Schools During World War Ii, Rachael E. O'Dell

Student Publications

Secondary schools during World War II were viewed as a vital component of the war effort on the home front. The nation’s youth were seen as important potential contributors to the war effort, and were educated as such. The atmosphere of total war especially affected social studies classes at this level. An analysis of contemporary educational journals and supplementary teaching materials reveals that secondary school students were virtually indoctrinated with democratic and patriotic values in their social studies classes in wartime schools. Social studies classes thus functioned as a route through which students could be encouraged to participate in ...


Keynote Address On The 75th Anniversary Of Nrotc At Holy Cross, Peter H. Daly Vadm, Usn (Ret) Sep 2016

Keynote Address On The 75th Anniversary Of Nrotc At Holy Cross, Peter H. Daly Vadm, Usn (Ret)

75th Anniversary of NROTC at Holy Cross

Remarks given by Vice Admiral Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.) and CEO of the U.S. Naval Institute, at the 2016 O'Callahan Society Annual Dinner, which marked the 75th anniversary of the establishment of a Naval ROTC Unit at the College of the Holy Cross.


Sweets, Henry Hayes, 1872-1952 (Sc 3055), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2016

Sweets, Henry Hayes, 1872-1952 (Sc 3055), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3055. Mimeographed letter, 20 March 1906, of Henry H. Sweets, Louisville, Kentucky, Secretary, Executive Committee, Ministerial Education and Relief, of the Presbyterian Church in the United States. He urges recipients to convey the “crying need” for ministers to parents, teachers and young men in the church, and offers to send literature to interested parties whose names are forwarded to the Committee.


Overview History Of The Nrotc Unit, Brendan J. O’Donnell, Usn (Ret) Sep 2016

Overview History Of The Nrotc Unit, Brendan J. O’Donnell, Usn (Ret)

75th Anniversary of NROTC at Holy Cross

This historical overview of the Naval ROTC Unit at the College of the Holy Cross was prepared for the 75th anniversary of the Unit's establishment in 1941. It summarizes three distinct eras and calls attention to transition points in the Unit’s history: the Vietnam War crisis in 1970 and 1971, the introduction of women to the Unit, the transition from a Holy Cross-only Unit to one based on the Worcester Consortium for Higher Education, the Peace Dividend years of the 1990s, the role of the Marine Officer Instructor, and the value of a liberal arts education.


Western's New Deal: The Shaping Of College Heights During The Great Depression, Sean Jacobson Aug 2016

Western's New Deal: The Shaping Of College Heights During The Great Depression, Sean Jacobson

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

This thesis addresses the Great Depression's impact on public higher education by analyzing developments at Western Kentucky State Teachers College. It also seeks to understand factors leading to the enshrinement of Henry Hardin Cherry as a larger-than-life figure upon his death in 1937. An investigative study into primary materials found that the New Deal projects on campus provided a boost for Cherry's leadership and charisma in his community. The concurrence of his death with the construction of a classroom building funded by the Public Works Administration determined his memorialization for posterity. The building, Cherry Hall, emerged as an ...


Queer History Of The United States: A Syllabus, Jordan Ostrum Jul 2016

Queer History Of The United States: A Syllabus, Jordan Ostrum

History Summer Fellows

This project is a proposed syllabus of a college level history course dealing with queer and trans experiences in the 20th century. The course utilizes the Ursinus inquiry based approach to learning, focusing on the core questions “How can we understand the world?” and “How should we live together?” Supplementary materials, such as the course proposal, are meant to encourage the Ursinus College History Department to offer the course in the future.


Bridgeport School - Warren County, Kentukcy (Sc 3031), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2016

Bridgeport School - Warren County, Kentukcy (Sc 3031), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3031. Information about the Bridgeport School located in southern Warren County, Kentucky, which was sold in 1928. Information includes census totals from 1909 to 1918, general physical condition, image of school in 1909, deeds.


State Of The Field: What Is The Legacy Of The Common Schools Movement? Revisiting Carl Kaestle's 1983 Pillars Of The Republic, Johann N. Neem Jun 2016

State Of The Field: What Is The Legacy Of The Common Schools Movement? Revisiting Carl Kaestle's 1983 Pillars Of The Republic, Johann N. Neem

History Faculty and Staff Publications

Perhaps no one put it better than Ellwood Cubberley who, during the first half of the twentieth century, was America’s best-known education historian. Cubberley had attended common schools in Indiana, taught school, and served as superintendent in San Diego, before becoming an education professor at Stanford in 1898 and receiving his doctorate from Teachers College. In his 1919 Public Education in the United States, written for normal-school students, Cubberley laid down a moral tale. He was on the side of the school reformers. His story told of the heroic efforts of Horace Mann and others to overcome ignorance and ...


Cedar Bluff Female College - Woodburn, Kentucky (Mss 580), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2016

Cedar Bluff Female College - Woodburn, Kentucky (Mss 580), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 580. Two account books of Cedar Bluff Female College, Woodburn, Kentucky showing charges to students for books and supplies. One book includes general farm accounts of the college’s proprietor, William F. Whitesides of Simpson County.


Helm, Alban Foster, 1861-1936 (Sc 3012), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2016

Helm, Alban Foster, 1861-1936 (Sc 3012), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3012. Diploma, 18 June 1884, of Alban F. Helm for completion of Teachers Course of Study, Seminary and Normal School, Morgantown, Kentucky; Teacher’s Certificate, 4 August 1888, of Alban F. Helm for common schools of Butler County, Kentucky.


Replacing Periods With Question Marks: A Study Of The Role Of Public Education In Kanawha County, West Virginia, Sarah Michelle Engell May 2016

Replacing Periods With Question Marks: A Study Of The Role Of Public Education In Kanawha County, West Virginia, Sarah Michelle Engell

Undergraduate Humanities Forum 2015-2016: Sex

In 1974 the proposal and adoption of new language arts textbooks, that sought to emphasize themes of multiculturalism and egalitarianism, sparked a violent year-long protest in Kanawha County, West Virginia. The opposition perceived the texts as overly sexual, anti-American, and intrusive while supporters celebrated the diversification of narratives and information.


The ability of newly adopted language arts textbooks to spark an explosive controversy reflects the impact of textbooks and, more broadly, public education on creating a sense of identity and belonging. Through objecting or supporting the textbooks and the language they contained, the citizens of Kanawha County were bitterly fighting ...


Fulkerson, Joseph Gerald, 1923-2013 And Josephine (Woodward) Fulkerson, 1926-2016 (Sc 2995), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2016

Fulkerson, Joseph Gerald, 1923-2013 And Josephine (Woodward) Fulkerson, 1926-2016 (Sc 2995), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2995. Autograph album of Josephine (Woodward) Fulkerson, 1937; and “Memories West Louisville High School 1942-1992,” a souvenir booklet belonging to Joseph G. Fulkerson, with biographical data on the members of his 1942 high school graduating class.


Smith, Mary Woodrow (Wilson), 1913-2005 (Sc 2991), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2016

Smith, Mary Woodrow (Wilson), 1913-2005 (Sc 2991), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text (click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 2991. “Random Meanderings: The Rural School Years,” Mary W. Smith’s reminiscence of teaching in the rural schools of Butler County, Kentucky. Includes the author’s obituary.


Edwards, Jerome Cyrus, 1854-1931 (Sc 2986), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2016

Edwards, Jerome Cyrus, 1854-1931 (Sc 2986), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2986. Certificate, 26 October 1880, issued to Jerome C. Edwards, qualifying him to teach in the common schools of Barren, County, Kentucky; letter, 23 December 1921, to Jerome C. Edwards from his cousin Cyrus Edwards, Horse Cave, Kentucky, asking for data to complete a family history.


Mcgregor Collection (Mss 566), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2016

Mcgregor Collection (Mss 566), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 566. Correspondence, accounts, and lists of materials relating to the acquisition by the Kentucky Library, Western Kentucky University, of rare books, periodicals and manuscripts with funding provided by the McGregor Plan.


Parent Teacher Association - Austin Tracy Elementary School - Barren County, Kentucky (Sc 2985), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2016

Parent Teacher Association - Austin Tracy Elementary School - Barren County, Kentucky (Sc 2985), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2985. Lists of presidents, officers and committees for the Austin Tracy Elementary School Parent Teacher Association. Includes summaries of programming for 1964-1966 and 1971-1972.


Back To The Future: Student Time Period Analyses, Jordan Barge, Sarah Ebert, Anna Gaskin, Renay Gladish, Quinn Hamilton, Morgan Hanson, Hannah Markham, Mark Mclean, Callie Smith, Bertha Vega, Shelby Watkins, Jamie Weihe, Jillian Whitney Dec 2015

Back To The Future: Student Time Period Analyses, Jordan Barge, Sarah Ebert, Anna Gaskin, Renay Gladish, Quinn Hamilton, Morgan Hanson, Hannah Markham, Mark Mclean, Callie Smith, Bertha Vega, Shelby Watkins, Jamie Weihe, Jillian Whitney

Student Publications

This newsletter began with the Fall 2015 Honors English class. These students were challenged to initiate research over a topic they thought was interesting and show how it related to our campus, Stephen F. Austin State University. It is our hope that this cumulative research will help readers look at SFA a little differently.


"Portraits Of Freedom" Opening Reception And Art Exhibition Grant Report For Humanities Texas, Kyle Ainsworth Oct 2015

"Portraits Of Freedom" Opening Reception And Art Exhibition Grant Report For Humanities Texas, Kyle Ainsworth

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, on behalf of the East Texas Research Center (ETRC), Ralph W. Steen Library, Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA), was awarded a Humanities Texas mini-grant to provide programming for the opening reception of the Portraits of Freedom art exhibition, June 11, 2015. A $1,000 grant from Humanities Texas paid the honoraria for two guest speakers, Dr. Douglas Chambers from the University of Southern Mississippi and Dr. Daina Berry from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Chambers spoke about runaway slaves in the Atlantic World and Dr. Berry about Juneteenth and the ...


Department Of History Symposium Series, Featuring Dr. Edward Baptist, University Of Maine Department Of History Oct 2015

Department Of History Symposium Series, Featuring Dr. Edward Baptist, University Of Maine Department Of History

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

As the only Ph.D.-granting department int he Humanities in the entire state, the History Department at the University of Maine plays a crucial role training humanists who staff cultural organizations throughout the state, including all other UMS campuses, and many faculty and staff positions at UMaine. The October 16 Lecture will bring an expert to campus to speak about the Morrill Land Grant act and how it transformed US values for the modern era.This lecture is a keystone in CLAS and UMHC programming for the Homecoming Weekend, and it will be followed by a CLAS alumni and ...


Humble, John S., 1886-1945 (Sc 2932), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2015

Humble, John S., 1886-1945 (Sc 2932), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding Aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2932. Teacher’s certificates and diplomas of John S. Humble of Simpson County, Kentucky; yearbook excerpts relating to Humble’s teaching in Tennessee and Texas; and local color stories written by Humble.


Warren Seminary - Warren County, Kentucky (Lg 384), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2015

Warren Seminary - Warren County, Kentucky (Lg 384), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Land Grant 384. Copy of a land grant, 1816 December 27, by which Gabriel Slaughter, Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, granted to The Trustees of the Warren Seminary, 75 acres in Warren County, Kentucky.


Bowling Green Seminary - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Lg 383), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2015

Bowling Green Seminary - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Lg 383), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Land Grant 383. Original land grant, 1816 October 30, by which Gabriel Slaughter, Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, granted to The Trustees of the Bowling Green Seminary, 100 acres in Warren County, Kentucky.


Bennett, Edith Lillian, 1925-2013 - Collector (Sc 2906), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2015

Bennett, Edith Lillian, 1925-2013 - Collector (Sc 2906), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2906. Chiefly letters writtenby Locke family of Indiana to Sally Barnett of Ohio County, Kentucky. Although they address her as "sister" and "aunt," no relation is apparent. They discuss religious (Methodist) and family matters. Also includes a letter from Sanuel Landstreet to H. Stevens and Charlotte Belt in which Landstreet expresses his feelilngs about emancipation. Finally, an appeasement agreement made between a prominent group of Baptist leaders in 1892, apparently in Louisville.


Interview Of Jennifer Sipe, M.S.N., R.N., Jennifer Sipe, Anthony Palazzolo Apr 2015

Interview Of Jennifer Sipe, M.S.N., R.N., Jennifer Sipe, Anthony Palazzolo

All Oral Histories

Jennifer Sipe was born in 1969 at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Jennifer had an unstructured childhood which allowed her time to follow her interests and explore local woods and creeks in Bucks County growing up. Jennifer went to Willow Dale Elementary and also was a graduate of William Tennent High School class of 1987. During high school Jennifer was involved in many activities and took a wide range of classes. At an early age as an aggressive learner after completing high school, Jennifer decided to be the first one in her family to attend college. She started college at Temple University ...


Interview Of Stuart Leibiger, Ph.D., Stuart E. Leibiger Ph.D., Gina L. Bixler Apr 2015

Interview Of Stuart Leibiger, Ph.D., Stuart E. Leibiger Ph.D., Gina L. Bixler

All Oral Histories

Stuart Eric Leibiger, Ph.D. was born in 1965 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, the youngest of four children. He spent all of his life along the northeastern seaboard of the United States. He was raised in Connecticut and graduated from the University of Virginia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before settling in the Delaware Valley. He joined the La Salle University history department in 1997 after working at Princeton University for a time. Shortly after being hired as assistant professor or history at La Salle, Dr. Leibiger adapted his dissertation into his first book Founding ...