Does a picture tell a thousand words? If so, the historical images identified by students in the research-intensive course History 498, "A Visual History of the University of Arizona," offer countless words, and stories, to be shared.
The students spent the semester sifting through the UA Photograph Collection with a researcher’s eye toward identifying the most compelling images, understanding and interpreting the historical context, and developing a professional presentation based on their research.
The results of their intensive study are shared at the 2013 Student Research Symposium hosted by Special Collections and the UA Department of History on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Special Collections. The event is free and open to the public.
The presentations for the 2013 Student Research Symposium are:
-Derek Anderson, "University of Arizona During World War II, 1941-1945"
-Nayriah Bosley, "The Life of University of Arizona Professor Louise Foucar Marshall, 1890-1953"
-Christopher Freeman, "James Fred 'Pop' McKale, the Father of University of Arizona Sports, 1914-1930”
-Jessica Good, "Frank A Gulley, Theodore B. Comstock, and the First President of the University of Arizona, 1890-1895"
-Nancy Jimenez, "Discrimination and the Civil Rights Movement at the University of Arizona, 1950-1969"
-Michael Kinsey, "Planting His Desert Flower": President Shantz and the Construction of Arizona Stadium, 1929
-Candice Lundquist, "Barbecues, Touchdowns, and Parades: Homecoming at the University of Arizona from 1949-1956"
-Sawyer Trapp, “'For Whom the Bell Tolls': History of the Student Union Memorial Center, 1938-1951"