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BI-50066-07

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center (Fremont, OH 43420-2701)
Steven L. Culbertson (Project Director: March 2007 to June 2009)
Illustrating the Gilded Age: Political Cartoons and the Press in American Politics and Culture, 1877-1901

Two one-week workshops for 50 community college faculty, to be held at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in Ohio, exploring how political cartoons and illustrations helped shape American politics and culture in this period.

The Rutherford B.The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont, Ohio (www.rbhayes.org) proposes two one-week workshops to better equip community college instructors to understand and, in turn, teach the true complexity of the Gilded Age period. Community college faculty will examine the Gilded Age?s nature and impact by exploring how political cartoons and illustrations helped shape American politics and social culture in the period from 1877 through 1901. This will be achieved via presentations by respected scholars, tours of the Hayes Presidential Center?s Library, Museum, home, and grounds, and research activities in archival holdings of artifacts, books, manuscripts, illustration, and photographs.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Landmarks of American History for Community Colleges, WTP

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$107,212 (approved)
$107,212 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2007 – 9/30/2008