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Sad News: Floyd O'Neil

We learned this morning of the death of our friend and colleague, Floyd O'Neil. Floyd was a respected high school teacher and university professor, but is probably best known for his prolific work at the American West Center at the University of Utah, where he directed the Doris Duke American Indian Oral History Project as well as editing and directing a number of tribal histories. He was a beloved figure in Western history circles, and was honored with (among others) a "Floyd Festchrift" and the Western History Association Award of Merit. We will publish a more complete obituary.  

Apr. 24 Boston Seminar on Modern American Society and Culture

Boston Seminar on Modern American Society and Culture at the Massachusetts Historical Society

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 5:15 PM                                                                                               

Jeffrey Melnick, UMass—Boston
Creepy Crawling in Los Angeles: The Manson Family and Cultural Mixing as Apocalypse
Comment: Gretchen Heefner, Northeastern University

WLA/Charles Redd Center K-12 Teaching Award

The Western Literature Association and the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies will sponsor two K-12 Teaching Awards to provide teachers with the opportunity to attend the Western Literature Association Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri from October 24-27, 2018.

The selected teachers will present their approaches to teaching western literature on a K-12 Teaching Panel on Saturday, October 27.

The prize will include conference registration, award banquet ticket, WLA membership, and $700 toward conference travel costs.

CFP: James K. Polk and His Time: A Conference Finale to the Polk Project

The James K. Polk Project and the Department of History at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invite paper proposals for "James K. Polk and His Time: A Conference Finale to the Polk Project," to be held at the East Tennessee Historical Society, in Knoxville, on April 12–13, 2019.

New book -- Banking on Beauty: Millard Sheets and Midcentury Commercial Architecture

I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book, Banking on Beauty: Millard Sheets and Midcentury Commercial Architecture in California (University of Texas Press, 2018). With 157 of 176 images in color and a bold, beautiful design complementing its extensive footnotes and never-before-seen research, the book is as comfortable on the coffee table as the seminar table. 

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