Public History News
As part of Stevenson University's commemoration of the events of September 11, 2001, the Archives and Library at Stevenson have mounted an exhibit featuring a unique collection of New York Times pages from September of that year....
Dan Scotten graduated from our Public History Program in May and is currently employed as a historian helping to document the Human Genome Project....
If public history is defined as educating the public about the past, then the more widespread the education the more successful the public historian should be....
When back in 1961 the Villa Julie College cheerleaders were kicking up a storm, the world was rapidly changing around them....Click here to read more.
As a new feature of this blog, the Public History Program will be periodically placing the spotlight on old photos. If public history is all about storytelling, then photos and other images are of crucial importance in telling our stories. From the hallowed storage space of the Archives at Stevenson University comes our first photo blog.
The above photo, published in the 1954 Villa Julie Junior College Yearbook, "The Villalog," carried the following caption: “Potential Robin Hoods arch their bows, sending arrows to their marks. Left to right: Cathleen Butt, Teeny Gunther, and Joan Lauer.” “Teeny” was the nickname for VJ student Christina Gunther.
Public historian that I am, I asked colleagues of mine some key questions:
- What is the name for those outfits the archers are wearing?
- Were you happier wearing t-shirts and shorts for "phys ed" classes or these outfits?
- What other physical education classes did we have in 1954?
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