I appreciate all of the thoughtful responses to my initial posting. A few follow up thoughts of my own follow.
I fear that by focusing on students getting a job, we're forgetting that there is more to life than work. A student who majors or minors in history for sheer love of the discipline has gained the tools needed to pursue a life-long interest in history, regardless of discipline. This comes under the heading of life enrichment, and it brings joy to people. My father was a small businessman, but he had a life-long love of history. In the evenings, he'd read history, and when we traveled, we often went to historic sites or museums.
EDS, the H-War audience might find this of interest, from Tom Ricks' Task and Purpose online magazine
OPERATION MOLOTOV 2024
Note in the comments section the reference to the "bored professor"! What a hoot.
vr, John T Kuehn
"Rebecca Bliquez (Seattle University) has published an article (.pdf) in the ACRL Instruction Section Instructional Technologies Committee’s Tips and Trends. Bliquez outlines some common ways digital humanities tools and methods can be integrated into undergraduate classrooms, such as digital exhibition creation, Wikipedia editing, digital mapping, and text analysis."
A librarian at Wofford College, I am calling on you for assistance to answer a research question that I received from one of its professors.
I have been following this thread for the past couple weeks. I have learned much from the contributions of everyone and am now doing my own research into the question. The posts have catalyzed an introspective struggle within my mind, heart, and soul. My heart goes out to all the history graduates, with a love for the discipline, who finish their degrees with bleak employment prospects and a mountain of debt.
Does anyone recognize the name "P. Anhalt"? A short piece of what seems to be liturgical music (the text begins "Shmor Yisrael") appears in at least two different collections with that name attached:
1) "Shirei Eretz Yisrael" (the 1935 volume published in Berlin).
2) "Songs of My People" (compiled and edited by Harry Coopersmith, published by Chicago Anshe Emet Synagogue, 1937).