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  • Vietnam War Veterans and the Humanities
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    Vietnam War Veterans and the Humanities

    Former National Endowment for the Humanities chair William Adams talked about how the humanities, the study and interpretation of the human experience, can help combat veterans process…

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  • 20th Century West and Federal Government
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    20th Century West and Federal Government

    Patricia Limerick spoke to educators about westward expansion and the closing of the American West in the 20th century. She talked about how the West has been portrayed as both pastoral and…

    247 views
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    Buffalo Bill's America: William Cody and the Wild West Show

    Louis Warren talked about his book Buffalo Bill’s America: William Cody and the Wild West Show, published by Knopf. William “Buffalo Bill” Cody was a Pony Express rider, Civil War soldier,…

    712 views
  • Western History Myths
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    Western History Myths

    History professors talked about some of the prevailing myths about western history. The panel was titled “Doing Battle with the Zombies of Western History.” The zombies, they explained, are stories…

    1,181 views
  • Organization of American Historians Incoming President
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    Organization of American Historians Incoming President

    Professor Patricia Limerick spoke about her goals as the incoming president of the Organization of American Historians. This interview was from the Organization of American Historians 2014…

    114 views
  • Teaching Western History
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    Teaching Western History

    A roundtable discussion was held on the different topics, issues, and methods used to teach American Western history as well as the direction of the academic field. Professor Warren asked questions submitted by…

    633 views
  • Building Renaming Ceremony
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    Building Renaming Ceremony

    The Interior Department building was renamed in honor of former Interior Secretary Stewart Lee Udall. He served from 1961 to 1969 during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. Speakers at…

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  • Stewart Udall Memorial Service
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    Stewart Udall Memorial Service

    A memorial service was held for Stewart Udall, who served as interior secretary in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. He was a key proponent of environmental laws such as the Clear…

    444 views
  • 2008 J Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards
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    2008 J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards

    The J. Anthony Lukas Prize is given by the Nieman Foundation and the Columbia University School of Journalism to non-fiction books on an American topic. The award winners talked about their…

    103 views
  • Women of the West
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    Women of the West

    In the third in a series of symposia on American authors, participants talked about women writers in the American West. They focused on the works of Willa Cather, Edna Ferber, and Laura…

    120 views
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    Something in the Soil

    Professor Limerick talked about her book Something in the Soil: Legacies and Reckoning in the New West, published by W.W. Norton. She described the history of the American West from the…

    94 views
  • Praising and Appraising American Heroes
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    Praising and Appraising American Heroes

    Mr. Ambrose and Ms. Limerick debated about historical figures such as Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and others and their accomplishments. They pointed out that while these people…

    68 views