Four years of hard work has finally paid off! My thesis, Battlefield of Bandages: A Case Study on Sanitation Policy, Medical reform, and Disease Prevention During the War of Rebellion, is available now for online download. Check it out! https://bearworks.missouristate.edu/theses/3507/
108 years ago today, two twins, Michel and Edmond Navratil, saw their father for the last time as he lowered them into a boat full of strangers in a desperate attempt to save their lives. They were on Easter break with their father who unbeknownst to the twins, had kidnapped them, leaving their mother at… Continue reading SOS! She’s Hit an Iceberg!
Long post, but stay with me on this one. 🎩🏛🧦 As some of you may remember, last year we surveyed Chimborazo hospital (CSA) at the National Archives. After sifting through maps, surveying hospital fatalities and disease, and thumbing through endless special orders and correspondence from Chimborazo, we drove to Richmond, VA to see the hospital… Continue reading Pursuing my own National Treasure
This trip will always be one I cherish. This was my third trip to DC for research over the course of my college career but there was just something about this one being possibly my last trip as a college student, which made it a little bittersweet. Although I have applied to a Ph.D. program… Continue reading Ride electric scooters with us through the National Mall (short film)- Washington D.C. research trip 2020
The updated travel guide! Check it out with all new recommendations and links to hot spots, tours, and more!
Tucked away in the Ozark Mountains rests one of my absolute favorite cities. Not only is the city rich in history, but virtually every building in the historic district has been restored and bask in their Victorian-era elegance. There is no place that I feel so at home, so at peace, or so incredibly happy than in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
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- There are so many things I love about Eureka it is hard for me to just explain a few. That being said, it may seem like I am jumping around- be patient with me, there is
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My day started off hectic, I was late- as always 🤷🏼♀️, threw lunchables in lunch boxes and finally got the boys to their grandma’s so I could get to MSU. It was not ideal, I was frustrated and had major anxiety, but as soon as I sat down here, looking at these documents, I felt… Continue reading “Do something you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”
Until the late 1930s, the narratives of former slaves living in Missouri were unheard. As many slaves were illiterate, documenting their experiences was commonly impossible. Due to the predominance of illiteracy, oral histories of former slaves were collected by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1936 through a series of interviews with former slaves. As… Continue reading The Limits and Strengths of the WPA Missouri Slave Narratives
Tucked away in the Ozark Mountains rests one of my absolute favorite cities. Not only is the city rich in history, but virtually every building in the historic district has been restored and bask in their Victorian-era elegance. There is no place that I feel so at home, so at peace, or so incredibly happy… Continue reading A Victorian-Era Gem with a Chilling History: Ghosts, Secret Tunnels, and Bootleg Liquor in Eureka Springs, Arkansas- A Weekend Getaway Guide
By far, one of the prettiest places I have ever been during the fall was Philadelphia, PA. Not only are the Philly cheesesteaks an incentive to go in themselves, but the history, like all of the places featured in this blog, is endless. My boyfriend, Ben and I took a trip to Philly while on a research trip in Washington D.C. last year. Some of our incentives were to visit Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and Eastern State Penitentiary, which minoring in Criminology at Drury University at the time, prisons were of interest to me, and arguably, still are.
Since the most important thing to a historian is their research, I thought it would be appropriate to create a guide for archival research at the National Archives in Washington D.C. I am planning on creating a travel guide for D.C. but before I give you the obvious- where to stay and what to do,… Continue reading Washington D.C.- A Guide to Research at the National Archives