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Dawning Of a New Age

Dawning Of a New AgeThe students of the newly formed training school and the college gather together to celebrate the beginning of a new era on the campus. And  celebrate the growing body of students that now reside on the campus in the 1920s. This is a good way to see all the promise and hope of the campus before the mindset of war crept into the minds of the students.

Changing Times

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The war time began to change the thoughts of the students on the campus. This picture showed how a lot of people back then decided to help out their country by fighting for the freedom they have in their country.  There is a big difference between the mindset of the first phot and the mindset of this photo of the new mindset of the younger generation.

The Outcome of The Change

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This copy of a qualification slip. This paper is the perfect example of the outcome of the decisions made to go into the war. Because of this mindset of patriotism the young fighters also gained skills that could be used on and off the battlefield.

Dickey, Richard. “Dickey, F. Richard, 1923-; Separation Qualification Record” Digital Collections, James G. Gee Library-WWII Digital Collection, Texas A&M University-Commerce. 1945. [Fair Use]

This is a documents that was given to veteran, Richard Dickey, when he left6 the army after World War II. The document describes all of the skills that the veteran picked up before leaving the service. And it also listed the new qualifications he gained as well. This is useful towards my project because of the link it has to the war. And how the people were affected by the things they picked up while serving the country. “Student Body c. 1920s.” East Texas State Normal College. Digital Collections, James G. Gee   Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce. c. 1920s. [Fair Use]

Hettich, Hazel .“Hettich, Hazel, 1919-; Navy boot camp graduation class, women only.” Digital Collections, James G. Gee Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce. 1945. [Fair Use]

This photo is of a graduating naval class of only women in their uniforms. This showed the enthusiasm people had about serving their country in World War II. And this showed the difference between the people of then and the people of today’s culture. This is useful because it shows the difference of what it meant to serve the country. And how people were jumping at the opportunity to protect their freedom.

“Student Body c. 1920s.” East Texas State Normal College. Digital Collections, James G. Gee Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce. c. 1920s. [Fair Use]

The picture of above is of a group picture of the students of the college and the newly formed training school for children. The people in the picture were there to show the beginning of the 1920s and the beginning of a new era for the college. This picture is a good way to have a glimpse of the past before the war,. And to also show the promise the campus showed before the war invaded the minds of the student. This picture is useful to the essay by being a contrast to the mindset of the war that had been in the people’s minds only 20 years later.

Reflections on Sandbox 6

So we were asked to create a one photo essay for on of the photos we are using for our project! Here was mine!

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Title: Dawning Of a New Age

Dawning Of a New Age

 

The students of the newly formed training school and the college gather together to celebrate the beginning of a new era on the campus. And  celebrate the growing body of students that now reside on the campus in the 1920s. This is a good way to see all the promise and hope of the campus before the mindset of war crept into the minds of the students.

 

 

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I chose this picture because of the way I could contrast it with the mind set of the war mindset that was to come only twenty years later. I thought this exercise really helped me develop what I wanted to do more. And it was a really good way for me to dig around some more for more information about the time.

Sandbox 6 : The Dawning Of A New Age

 

 

 

Dawning Of a New AgeThe students of the newly formed training school and the college gather together to celebrate the beginning of a new era on the campus. And  celebrate the growing body of students that now reside on the campus in the 1920s. This is a good way to see all the promise and hope of the campus before the mindset of war crept into the minds of the students.

 

Citation:

“Student Body c. 1920s.” East Texas State Normal College. Digital Collections, James G. Gee   Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce. c. 1920s. [Fair Use]

The picture of above is of a group picture of the students of the college and the newly formed training school for children. The people in the picture were there to show the beginning of the 1920s and the beginning of a new era for the college. This picture is a good way to have a glimpse of the past before the war,. And to also show the promise the campus showed before the war invaded the minds of the student. This picture is useful to the essay by being a contrast to the mindset of the war that had been in the people’s minds only 20 years later.

Annotated Bibliography Rough Draft

Annotated Bibliography.

It took me a very long time to come up with the ideas I wanted to use on the project. The idea I have chosen is how World War II affected the lifestyle of people who lived in East Texas and how that was the polar opposite of what it was like in Europe. Once the idea came to me I went and searched through the archives to find the sources to use and I foun a lot of good pieces of history to use. The amount of sources available was incredible and it was very hard to decided. I have narrowed it down to ten sources to use on these future projects.

The sources used in the projects are a wide variety of materials. From books that helped people write the history and bring it back to life on the pages. To the stories of older alumni of the college recounting their experiences while attending. The amount of information I was able to gather was amazing. The sources of the wartime photos were awesome and were able to help guide me along this journey to create these essays. The photos showed the enthusiasm and the happiness the people felt when it came to serving their country.

There is one source that contrasted with this positive lifestyle that the people of East Texas were living and that was the interview oral history source material. The source is an interview of a holocaust survivor and how she survived and made it to America. This shows the dark history of World War II and how it truly affected the lives of the people whom lived in Europe at the time. This was a good way to contrast the way people went about with their lives back then and it is also very helpful to balance the projects out.

With this unique combination of source material, I can weave together the projects about the history of the college and how it was affected by the darkness of war back then. And the transition from the happy carefree fun to the seriousness of the war that was looming.

Busby, Mark. Cedar Crossing. Texas Christian University Press, 2013.Print.

This source is a book about a narrator who learns of a graphic event that happened in history years prior. This retelling shows a point of view on an important historical event. This is a good quote to use to express the ignorance the narrator had prior to learning about the event. This is a good source because the source is reliable and the fact it was good with the photo. This quote also very good with explaining the ignorance of the people of that time.

Conrad James, Reynolds Donald. “Professor Mayo’s College: A History of East Texas State University. The East Texas State University Press. Digital Collections, James G. Gee Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce. 1993. [Fair Use]

This source is a handbook of what the university was like when Professor Mayo was still around. It gives insight to what the cultural and educational norms were back then. This source is a good way to have a glimpse at the way people acted while at school. And how people behaved in general back in that time. It is also a very reliable source to use on the essays. And it is also a very interesting book.

Hettich, Hazel .“Hettich, Hazel, 1919-; Navy boot camp graduation class, women only.” Digital Collections, James G. Gee Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce. 1945. [Fair Use]

This photo is of a graduating naval class of only women in their uniforms. This showed the enthusiasm people had about serving their country in World War II. And this showed the difference between the people of then and the people of today’s culture. This is useful because it shows the difference of what it meant to serve the country. And how people were jumping at the opportunity to protect their freedom.

Kammen, Carol. “On Doing Local History”. Second Edition. AltaMira Press, 2003.Print

This book is a written guide on the history of writing local history. While also teaching you how to write about your local history. This was a cool source to choose a quote on. And it also went really well with the photo . This quote was extremely helpful by sharing information on the importance of writing local history. Plus it looked really good with the photo of the print shop.

Payne, Harold. “Payne’s Punch Packers.” Digital Collections, James G. Gee Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce. 1944. [Fair Use]

This is a picture of a group of very excited fighter pilots getting ready to defend their country in World War II. These people came from around the East Texas area and they were eager to fight for freedom. This picture illustrated how many people loved their country and how they were willing to die for it. It also gave us a glimpse back to that era of war. This is a useful source because of the fact it give such a good glimpse of the war. And how people felt about it back then was also very useful in the project as well.

“An Interview with Rosalie Schiff (June 6, 2007 Part 1of 2)”Texas A&M Commerce. Digital Collections, James G. Gee Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce. 2007. [Fair Use]

This is an interview with a holocaust survivor named Rosalie Schiff. She recounted her horrible experience of being raised in Poland and going through the concentration camps. Her interview showed how the people over there had a very contrasting life style to the people who lived in America back then. It also showed how going through an experience like that changes a person. And how she felt when she moved to America. This source is a very good way to contrast the lifestyles of the young people in America and Europe. It was also very insightful in showcasing the effects that war has on some one.

“Early Radio Show.” East Texas State Teachers College. Digital Collections, James G. Gee Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce. 1947. [Fair Use]

Early radio show is a photo taken of a radio show that was in the process of being recorded. The equipment is a really nice to see the way it was done back then. This photo was not staged because the look on that intern’s face ion the background was too hilariously lost. And the photo was a cool way to see the culture of the college. This is helpful in showing what life was like back then. And it also was very cool to analyze it.

“ Group Portrait, Circa Early 1900s.”East Texas Normal College. Digital Collections. James G. Gee Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce. Circa 1900s. [Fair Use]

This photo is of a group photo with Etta Booth Mayo and students along with her children. A good way to show the early history of the college. And how people lived back in the time period. The people in the photo were very important to the founder and his wife, which also shows how they influence the college back then. This is useful towards my project because of how the influence is shown and the people of the time acted a different way. And how the upcoming wars will affect the college.

“Print Shop, 1950.” East Texas State Teachers College. Digital Collections, James G. Gee Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce. 1950. [Fair Use]

This photo is of a print shop in 1950 at the college. This is a cool glimpse of the past and what writing technologies they had access to back then. This goes really well with the quote because they both show how people like to write and the shop is a good example of how much effort people had to put in to print. This source was useful because it went hand in hand with the quote about writing while showing a bit of writing history itself. This is the only picture I think could do the quote justice.

“Students Demonstrate Against US Involvement in Iran 1977.” East Texas State University. Digital Collections, James G. Gee Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce. 1977. [Fair Use]

This source is a photograph of a group of protesters protesting the involvement in Iran.This is view of what students were thinking about at the time. This a good source to accompany the quote because they both involve world affairs. It also is a good way to see how the students reacted to the world around them. This source was extremely helpful because it showed the difference between the narrator of the quote and the students in the photo. I also felt like this photo brought a lot to the post itself by telling a visual story.

Forum 5

This week we had to reflect on the two new books we started reading in class.

The first book is Digital Storytelling, The first two chapters of this book give us more of the background behind the art of telling local history. It is neat to see the history behind it. Plus it also shows us the importance of telling the history of your town. Because without the history, people would think that everyone was what the stereotype of the time was. This one sounds like it would be a good read to me! The second book we are starting to read is Memories of Old E.T. This book is a collection of stories published by past students. This goes really well with the fact that this is the school’s 125th anniversary of being open! This is a cool way for us to dive into the history of the school and celebrate it’s diverse past.

Sandbox 5

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This photo is of an early radio show in the 1940s. It looks like the host was announcing a musical guest. The questions we are left with were :Was this popular? Who was the host?

This photo was really cool to look at with the radio equipment that was used back then.

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This photo was of a student meeting LBJ. This was a really nifty picture to look at. You can tell it was held in a auditorium because of the speech podium. You can also see how excited everyone was in the picture. The questions we were left with are: What was this program?

“Early Radio Show.” East Texas State Teachers College. Digital Collections, James G. Gee Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce. 1947. [Fair Use]

Early radio show is a photo taken of a radio show that was in the process of being recorded. The equipment is a really nice to see the way it is was done back then. This photo was not staged because the look on that intern’s face ion the background was too hilariously lost. And the photo was a cool way to see the culture of the college. This is helpful in showing what life was like back then. And it also was very cool to analyze it.

Forum 4: Thoughts

So we finished the book Cedar Crossing in class and I really enjoyed it! At the beginning the book was kind of slow but the pace picked up as the main narrator taught more about the important even his grandfather witnessed when he was younger. The historical event happened in 1889 in an area that is now part of a lake. Through the course of the novel, I learned more about this old land that is no longer than. And they explain what happens in more detail as the narrator finds more people that know more about the historical even that transpired.

I really did enjoy this book. It was a really interesting way to learn some local history. And I love how he learned the history through out the book. And the flow of the book was amazing. Everything went really well together which really pulled everything together. This book is a must read for history nuts like myself.

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Reflections on the presentations:

Everyone seemed to know where they were going with these essays. For some reason I am stuck but I am pretty sure I will figure it out soon. I know I want to focus the lifestyle of what is was like back then. And how different the education was then. I think seeing everyone present really helped me a bit in trying to decide how to approach this. And since this is my first photo essay I am being a tad bit cautious. But I am also very excited about this!

Part 2:

Print Shop 1950

“Some local histories were written to show the degree of culture to be found in one area, so that a community would not be written off as backward or regarded by its residents (or others) as a backwater.” – On Doing Local History, page 3

Annotated Bibliography

Kammen, Carol. “On Doing Local History”. Second Edition. AltaMira Press, 2003.Print

This book is a written guide on the history of writing local history. While also teaching you how to write about your local history. This was a cool source to choose a quote on. And it also went really well with the photo . This quote was extremely helpful by sharing information on the importance of writing local history. Plus it looked really good with the photo of the print shop.

“Print Shop, 1950.” East Texas State Teachers College. Digital Collections, James G. Gee Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce. 1950. [Fair Use]

This photo is of a print shop in 1950 at the college. This is a cool glimpse of the past and what writing technologies they had access to back then. This goes really well with the quote because they both show how people like to write and the shop is a good example of how much effort people had to put in to print. This source was useful because it went hand in hand with the wrote about writing while showing a bit of writing history itself. This is the only picture I think could do the quote justice.

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” But in spring semester 1964, I was like most nineteen-year-olds– looking at the world through a narrow prism, while around me, the world flamed. Kennedy had been assassinated that fall in Dallas, near my hometown, Mariposa. Then the world began to look upon us as crazed hatemongers.”

Annotated Bibliography

Busby, Mark. Cedar Crossing. Texas Christian University Press, 2013.Print.

This source is a book about a narrator who learns of a graphic event that happened in history years prior. This retelling shows a point of view on an important historical event.This is a good quote to use to express the ignorance the narrator had prior to learning about the event.This is a good source because the source is reliable and the fact it was good with the photo. This quote also very good with explaining the ignorance of the people of that time.

“Students Demonstrate Against US Involvement in Iran 1977.” East Texas State University. Digital Collections, James G. Gee Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce. 1977. [Fair Use]

This source is a photograph of a group of protesters protesting the involvement in Iran.This is view of what students were thinking about at the time. This a good source to accompany the quote because they both involve world affairs. It also is a good way to see how the students reacted to the world around them. This source was extremely helpful because it showed the difference between the narrator of the quote and the students in the photo.I also felt like this photo brought a lot to the post itself by telling a visual story.