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CALL FOR PAPERS: Vernacular Architecture Forum 2018 Annual Meeting, A Shared Heritage: Urban and Rural Experience on the Banks of the Potomac, May 2-5, 2018, in Alexandria, Virginia. DEADLINE – OCTOBER 30, 2017

The Vernacular Architecture Forum (www.vafweb.org) invites paper proposals for its 37th Annual Conference, A Shared Heritage: Urban and Rural Experience on the Banks of the Potomac, May 2-5, 2018, in Alexandria, Virginia.  Papers may address vernacular and everyday buildings, sites, or cultural landscapes worldwide.

RWSA Triennial Conference - Call for Papers, Due June 15th

RURAL WOMEN'S STUDIES ASSOCIATION CFP DEADLINE EXTENDED!

It's still not too late to propose a presentation or paper for next year's triennial 2018 Rural Women's Studies Association conference (to be held at Ohio University, May 17-19, 2018.) The deadline for submissions has been extended to June 15, 2017! See below for further information about the conference and the submission process.

Surviving and Thriving: Gender, Justice, Power, and Place Making
Rural Women's Studies Association Triennial Conference
Hosted by Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
May 17-19, 2018

Postwar hybrid corn

I'm investigating the breeding of fertilizer-intensive hybrid corn in the 1950s in the US.  Two questions:

One source (Steele 1978, "The hybrid corn industry in the United States") says by 1955 some hybrids were being marketed as especially bred for high plant densities.  I need to track down this marketing material -- adverts, speeches, brochures, anything. 

New Article of Interest in the Pacific Historical Review

The Pacific Historical Review recently published the following article that may interest H-Rural list subscribers:

 

- ”Indian School, Company Town: Outing Workers from Sherman Institute at Fontana Farms Company, 1907-1930,” by Kevin Whalen


This article can be accessed via the following link: http://ucpressjournals.com/journal.php?j=phr.

Charles S. Peterson

I am sad to report the death of Dr. Charles S. Peterson. Chas was the editor of the Western Historical Quarterly from 1980-89, and a longtime member of USU's History Department. He was a kind but exacting editor, a generous mentor, and a gracious human being. I will miss him greatly. His full obituary is available at this link: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/deseretnews/obituary-print.aspx?n=charles-peterson&pid=18... David Rich Lewis Utah State University

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