Student-Builders of the EHAP Site

Fall 2012

Chesley Dix -

Rick Dreger -

Lynne Tipton -

Ally Weatherly -

 

Spring 2012

Jillian Theroux - A History major with a 3.6 GPA when she applied to for the URA, Jill was a transfer from Georgia College and State University.  Jill proved to be extremely organized, a quality of great value in archival work.   Teamed up with Mike Santrock as URAs during the spring of 2012.  After some initial work in the Cobb County Courthouse recording deeds and platt maps for the new KSU Sports park (aka East Campus) Jill and Mike mostly worked with KSU Plant Operations' Paul Underwood to access detailed maps and environmental studies related to the campus.  They also began work formally recording the provenance of items in the collection.

Michael Santrock - A History major (U. S. Track) with a special interest in Public History, Mike had transferred to KSU from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where he studied horticulture.  Before coming to KSU Mike had run a landscape business for several years, so he knew his way around topo maps and building plans.  Teamed up with Jill Theroux as URAs during the spring of 2012. After some initial work in the Cobb County Courthouse recording deeds and platt maps for the new KSU Sports park (aka East Campus) Jill and Mike Mike mostly worked with KSU Plant Operations' Paul Underwood to access detailed maps and environmental studies related to the campus.  Mike also began work formally recording the provenance of items in the collection.

 

 

Fall 2011

Jonathon Torkos -  A second semester senior (History - U. S. track) and veteran of several Public History classes, Jonathon was the first student and first URA (Undergraduate Research Assistant) to work on the project.  Jonathon's main focus was on the collection relating top the KSU campus.   He located and photographed the deeds on the KSU campus propertyback to the Civil War at the Cobb County Court House.  He also collected, organized, and posted maps from various sources.  He began to work of sorting through the files of KSU plant operation to identify environmental impact and other studies that would be useful to student users of the EHAP.  Finally, Jonathon will present as a member of the panel session on the EHAP at the annual meeting of the Georgia Association of Historians February 24, 2012.  (For more information on the GAH panel, scroll down.)

Nancy York - A 4.0 history major (U.S. track) also earning a Public History certificate, Nancy worked closely with John Torkos to mine and organize documents from the Cobb County Courthouse.  She began the work on the Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park collection and aims to continue that work as well has help with the transition for new URAs during the spring 2012.

 

GEORGIA ASSOCIATION OF HISTORIANS (GAH) PANEL ON EHAP

Macon, Georgia - February 23, 2012

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Toward a Local Environmental History Archive

Assembling and Using a Teaching Collection

A panel proposed for the annual meeting of the Georgia Association of Historians, February 23-25.

We propose a panel that will consist of individuals involved in a project to assemble a teaching collection of maps, databases, oral histories and other sources to be used by Environmental History and Georgia History students (and perhaps students in partner disciplines) for class assignments. The focus of the collection is ownership and land-use changes, and the environmental issues related to those changes.  The sites on which documents are being collected are local to Kennesaw State University; they include the KSU campus itself,  Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Lake Allatoona, and Hyde Farm and other sites.  KSU faculty from History, Biology, Geography, Anthropology, and Public Administration are contributing to the project as is the KSU Department of Museums, Archives and Rare Books, where the collection will be housed.  The bulk of the collection is being digitized and posted on the KSU Archives website so that multiple students can access the sources simultaneously.

The panel presentation will consist of a roundtable style presentation of the project to date, including, site permitting, an exploration of the online collection to date as well as some of the key online sources for Georgia environmental history discovered in the course of the project.  The hope is to spur an audience discussion that will reveal new sources and possibilities of interest to audience and panelists alike.

A further aim of the program will be to establish an ongoing environmental history interest group within GAH and, if possible, to make an environmental history panel a regular feature of annual meetings.

Panelists

Dr. Tom Keene, Professor of History

  • Kennesaw State University,
  • (tkeene@kennesaw.edu)
  • Session Chair and Coordinator of the Project
  • Topic: Overview of the project’s origins, aims, and progress

Dr. Tamara Livingston, Associate Director of Museums, Archives and Rare Books,

  • Kennesaw State University
  • (tlivings@kennesaw.edu)
  • Topic:  Using Archival Teaching Collections to Enhance Student Learning

Mr. John Torkos, Student, Undergraduate Research Assistant for the Project.

  • Kennesaw State University
  • (jjt5750@students.kennesaw.edu)
  • Topic:  Into the Archives and Out in the Fields: A Research Assistant’s View of the Project

Dr. Albert Way, Assistant Professor of History,

  • Kennesaw State University
  • (away5@kennesaw.edu)
  • Topic: Surprising Sources of Environmental History in Georgia

Dr. Wayne Van Horne, Associate Professor of Anthropology

  • Kennesaw State University
  • (wvanhorn@kennesaw.edu)
  • Topic: Plant Mapping, Plant Conservation and Environmental Archaeloogy

 

Submitted by Dr. Tom Keene
Professor of History
Kennesaw State University
tkeene@kennesaw.edu
770-423-6232