Missouri Conference on History > 52nd

The 52nd Annual Missouri Conference on History

Hosted by

the Missouri State Archives
the Missouri Museums Association

Administrative Sponsor
The State Historical Society of Missouri

April 14-16, 2010, in Jefferson City
Capitol Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City

Program

Wednesday Evening

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception and Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Missouri State Capitol, Third-Floor Rotunda

Cosponsored by the Missouri Museums Association (MMA) and the Missouri State Museum

Thursday Morning

Continental Breakfast

8:00-10:00 a.m., Atrium

Conference Registration

8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Atrium

Vendor Displays

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Atrium

Steering Committee Meeting

8:30-9:45 a.m., Sedalia

10:00-11:30 a.m.

Native American Encounters in Missouri

Springfield

Chair and Comments:

William E. Foley, University of Central Missouri

Papers:

“This Land is Our Land: Land Management and Indian Relations in Territorial Missouri”

Jeffrey Smith, Lindenwood University

“Crowded Quarters and Close Encounters: Indians, Slaves and the Chouteau Family”

Peter Johnson, Colorado Technical University in North Kansas City

“Jeffrey Dorion: African American Interpreter to the Ioway”

Greg Olson, Missouri State Archives


Life and Labor in the Southeast Kansas Coal Mines

St. Louis

Chair and Comments:

Kristin L. Lawson, Pittsburg State University

Papers:

“Deep Shaft and Strip Mining in Crawford and Cherokee Counties: How Coal Mining in Southeast Kansas Impacted the United States in World War I”

Brian Powers, Pittsburg State University

“The Gift of Life: Prenatal Care in the Southeast Kansas Coal Mine Towns, 1900-1930”

Rebekah Varvel, Pittsburg State University

“Their’s Not to Reason Why: The ‘Amazon Army’ and Historical Memory”

Mason Lovelace, Pittsburg State University


Old and New World Catholic Piety—Twelfth-Century Pilgrimage vs. Nineteenth-Century Parochialism

Kansas City

Chair and Comments:

Roger Jungmeyer, Lincoln University

Papers:

“The American Catholic Church, Peter Paul Cahensly, and the American Question”

Elaine C. Tillinger, Lindenwood University

“The Travels of a Medieval Queen: Pilgrimage and Piety in the Life of St. Margaret of Scotland”

Lois L. Huneycutt, University of Missouri-Columbia


DO Try This at Home - Basic Conservation Treatments (MMA Session)

Carnegies

Time and use inevitably take their toll on the documents we own and value. But misguided efforts at "repair"—such as the use of tape or lamination—cause damage that is avoidable. Dirt and tears are common, folded or rolled documents may be difficult or impossible to flatten, and some documents may just be too fragile to handle. Documents with exceptional historical or intrinsic value should be treated by a professional conservator, but many can be treated by dedicated amateurs armed with some training and appropriate materials.

This presentation will provide step-by-step instruction on some basic conservation treatments: surface cleaning, humidification and flattening, mending tears, and encapsulation. During this daylong workshop, participants will receive specific instruction as well as have time for hands-on practice with guidance from conservation staff. Workshop registrants will also receive a kit of tools and supplies to take home, so they can immediately implement these techniques in their own repositories.

Presenters:

Lisa L. Fox, Senior Conservator, Missouri State Archives

Sandy Hempe, Conservator, Missouri State Archives

Diane McKinney, Conservator, Missouri State Archives


Workshop registration required and participants must also register for the conference. Workshop Limited to 25 Registrants.

Workshop fee: $50 for beginning preservation kit


11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Luncheon and Keynote Address

Truman

“Lincoln’s Grasp of War: Neutrality, Conciliation, Slavery, and the Border State Dilemma, 1861-1863”

Christopher Phillips, University of Cincinnati

Christopher Phillips is professor of history at the University of Cincinnati, where he teaches courses in the era of the Civil War and Reconstruction with emphasis on the American South. His particular area of interest is in the border states during the period. Of his five published books, which have focused variously upon slavery and freedom, emancipation, war, race, politics, and memory during and after the Civil War era, four are centered on Missouri, including: The Making of a Southerner: William Barclay Napton's Private Civil War (University of Missouri Press, 2008); The Union on Trial: The Political Journals of William Barclay Napton, 1829-1883 (University of Missouri Press, 2005); Missouri's Confederate: Claiborne Fox Jackson and the Creation of Southern Identity in the Border West (University of Missouri Press, 2000); and Damned Yankee: The Life of Nathaniel Lyon (University of Missouri Press, 1990; LSU Press, 1996). His current book project, tentatively titled “The Rivers Run Backward: The Civil War on the Middle Border and the Making of American Regionalism,” will be published with Oxford University Press in 2011.  His work has been supported by fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Charles Phelps Taft Center, among other granting agencies.  In 2009 he was elected a Distinguished Lecturer by the Organization of American Historians, and since 1999 he has been co-editor of Ohio Valley History, a peer-reviewed quarterly publication of regional history. His address derives from his current book project.

Thursday Afternoon

1:15-2:45 p.m.

New Perspectives on Colonial St. Louis

Springfield

Chair and Comments:

Bob Moore, National Park Service

Papers:

“St. Louis as an Indian Capital, 1764-1804”

J. Frederick Fausz, University of Missouri–St. Louis

“Standing Up for Indians: Researching Lives Lost in the Historical Record”

Sharon Person, University of Missouri–St. Louis

“The Military Campaigns of St. Louisans to Avenge the British Attack of 1780”

Steven Stuckey, University of Missouri–St. Louis


The Changing Rural Environment in the Twentieth Century

St. Louis

Chair and Comments:

John Herron, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Papers:

“What it Takes for Wild Turkeys: Community Engagement, Economic Change, and Wildlife Restoration in Missouri, 1937-1979”

Jared S. Taber, University of Kansas

“The Hog is the Most Plastic of All Farm Animals: Pig Breeding and the Construction of an Ideal Pig, 1900-1960”

 Neil S. Oatsvall, University of Kansas

“Making the Most Use of the Best Land: The Evolution of the Rural Zoning Idea in Northern Wisconsin, 1925-1945”

Joshua M. Nygren, University of Kansas


Still Providing Judgment: Courts and Early Missouri History

Kansas City

Chair and Comments:

Kenneth Winn, Missouri Supreme Court

Papers:

“Details of Life and Work As Revealed in Missouri Court Records”

Michael Everman, Missouri State Archives–St. Louis

“Using Circuit Court Records to Recover the Black Experience in St. Charles, Missouri, 1805-1845”

Bill Glankler, Missouri State Archives

“Morgan Boone’s Missing Years: 1820s Ozarks Sawmilling for St. Louis Markets”

Lynn Morrow, Missouri State Archives


DO Try This at Home - Basic Conservation Treatments (continued)

Carnegies

Workshop registration required

2:45-3:00 p.m. Refreshments, Atrium

3:00-4:30 p.m.

The Culture of a Single-Sex College in the 1960s

Springfield

Chair and Comments:

Paul Huffman, Lindenwood University

Papers:

“Women’s Colleges as a 1960s Cultural Barometer”

Kris Runberg Smith, Lindenwood University

“Burning Men in Effigy: Lindenwood Ladies Confront Changing Gender Ideals”

Julian Barr, Lindenwood University

“Improper Spheres: Negotiating Gender Roles through 1960s College Dormitory Policies”

A. J. Medlock, Lindenwood University


African American Activism in St. Louis, 1927-1972

St. Louis

Chair and Comments:

Debra Greene, Lincoln University

Papers:

“‘We Want Better Schools!’ The Citizens Protest Committee and School Segregation in St. Louis”

Kimberly Curtis, Harris-Stowe State University

“‘They Didn’t Really Start with Desegregation on Their Minds’: Integrating the St. Louis Public Schools, 1954-1972”

Brian Elsesser, Harris-Stowe State University

“African American Agency: St. Louis, Missouri, and Black Activism, 1927-1941”

Donna Patricia Ward, University of North Carolina–Charlotte


Moral Reform in the Midwest

Kansas City

Chair:

Kenneth Winn, Missouri Supreme Court

Papers:

“Young, Female and Dangerous: Inhibiting the Sexuality of Missouri’s Black Adolescent Girls at the Tipton Industrial Home for Negro Girls, 1930s”

Leroy M. Rowe, University of Missouri-Columbia

“Dangerous Sexualities: The Attempt to Quash Free Lovers in the Late ineteenth Century”

Andrea Weingartner, University of Missouri-Columbia

Comments:

Catherine Rymph, University of Missouri-Columbia


DO Try This at Home - Basic Conservation Treatments (continued)

Carnegies

Workshop registration required

Thursday Evening

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Exhibit Opening and Reception

Kirkpatrick State Information Center, 600 West Main Street

Sponsored by the Missouri State Archives

Divided Loyalties: Civil War Documents from the Missouri State Archives, a new exhibit from the Missouri State Archives, examines the upheaval and uncertainty that characterized Missouri during the Civil War era. Drawing on more than nine million pages of Civil War-related documents and court cases, the exhibit goes beyond the stories of battles and military strategy to consider the charged atmosphere of social conflict that permeated the state for two decades after the Kansas Border Wars of the mid-1850s.

Divided Loyalties will be on display at the Missouri State Archives until May 31, 2011.  The exhibit will begin to travel throughout Missouri in the summer of 2011.

Friday Morning

Registration

8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Atrium

Vendor Displays

8:00-4:00 p.m., Atrium

8:00-9:00 a.m.

State of the State’s Records Address and Breakfast

Truman

Sponsored by the Missouri Historical Records Advisory Board, with funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

John Dougan, Missouri State Archives

9:15-10:30 a.m.

The Saint Louis Area Civil War Digitization Project: A Partnership for Creating Access to Missouri’s Civil War Documents

Springfield

Chair and Comments:

Christopher Gordon, Missouri History Museum

Panel:

Amy Moorman, Missouri History Museum

Jaime Bourassa, Missouri History Museum

Diane Everman, St. Louis Jewish Community Archives


Civil War Memory

St. Louis

Chair and Comments:

Thomas Curran, Cor Jesu Academy

Papers:

“The Lost Cause Ideology and Civil War Memory at the Semi Centennial: A Look at the Confederate Monument in St. Louis”

Patrick Burkhardt, University of Missouri–St. Louis

“The Influence of the Civil War on the Bald Knobbers of Southwest Missouri”

Matthew J. Hernando, Louisiana State University


The Environmental Impulse—Extraction and Preservation of Natural Resources in the American Northwest, 1920-1940

Kansas City

Chair and Comments:

Dylan Kesler, University of Missouri-Columbia

Papers:

“Chokers and Chinooks: Logging and Salmon in 1920s Grays Harbor, Washington”

Robert Bauer, University of Arkansas

“Silver Falls State Park and the Early Environmental Movement”

Zeb Larson, Lewis and Clark College


The Jewish Community in Springfield: Preservation and Recognition (MMA Session)

Carnegies

Chair and Comments:

Debra Loguda-Summers, Missouri Museums Association

Papers:

Home, Community, Tradition: The Women of Temple Israel

A video documentary directed and written by Mara W. Cohen Ioannides and M. Rachel Gholson, Missouri State University

“Seeing Traditions: An Examination of the Exhibition”

Mara W. Cohen Ioannides, Missouri State University

“Oral History Research in the Service Learning Classroom: Pedagogical Outcomes and Public Installations”

M. Rachel Gholson, Missouri State University


10:30-10:45 a.m. Refreshments, Atrium

10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Love and Hate in Pre- and Post-Civil War Little Dixie

Springfield

Chair:

LeeAnn Whites, University of Missouri-Columbia

Papers:

“Is Love Enough? The Nuances of Slave Marriage in Boone County, Missouri”

ChaToyya Sewell, University of Missouri-Columbia

“Captain Harry Truman: A Case Study of the Union Military’s Adoption of Guerrilla Tactics in Civil War Missouri”

Andrew Fialka, University of Missouri-Columbia

Comments:

Kim Schreck, Washington University in St. Louis


Social Reform in the Missouri Press, 1966-1975

St. Louis

Chair and Comments:

Joel Rhodes, Southeast Missouri State University

Papers:

“Feeling the Winds of Change: Columbia and the Alternative Press, 1966-1975”

Michael Smith, Ithaca College, and Seth Smith, The State Historical Society of Missouri

“Missouri Newspapers and the ERA, 1972-1973”

Tina M. Ellsworth, University of Central Missouri


Ozarks Tourism

Kansas City

Chair and Comments:

Mark Stauter, Independent Scholar

Papers:

“The Domino Danzero Photograph Collection: An Italian Immigrant’s Experience in the Ozarks”

Leslie A. James, Missouri State Archives

“The Conway Visitors Center: Commemorating Route 66”

Karen L. Daniels, Missouri Department of Transportation


Visitor Expectation, Experience, and Evaluation (MMA Session)

Carnegies

Chair and Comments:

Julie Kemper, Missouri State Museum

Papers:

“A Survey of Surveys – Evaluation Methods in Museums”

Teresa L. Wickstrum, University of Kansas

“Teaching Missouri: Archives Alive! and Creating Student Interest”

Emily Luker, Missouri State Archives


12:15-1:15 p.m.

Awards Luncheon and Business Meeting

Truman

2010 MCH Award for Best Book

Presented by Lynn Morrow, Missouri State Archives

Selection Committee

Chair: Lynn Morrow, Missouri State Archives

Kimberly Harper, The State Historical Society of Missouri

Frank Nickell, Southeast Missouri State University

Nominees

Arkansas/Arkansaw: How Bear Hunters, Hillbillies, and Good Ol’ Boys Defined a State, by Brooks Blevins

Meriwether Lewis, by Thomas C. Danisi and John C. Jackson

The Quaker Community on Barbados: Challenging the Culture of the Planter Class, by Larry Gragg

Science and the Social Good: Nature, Culture, and Community, 1865-1965, by John P. Herron

Lock Down: Outlaws, Lawmen, and Frontier Justice in Jackson County, Missouri, by David W. Jackson and Paul Kirkman

Asian America: Forming New Communities, Expanding Boundaries, by Huping Ling

Asian American History and Culture: An Encyclopedia, edited by Huping Ling and Allan Austin

Negotiating Paradise: U.S. Tourism and Empire in Twentieth-Century Latin America, by Dennis Merrill

Billy Graham and the Rise of the Republican South, by Steven P. Miller

Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Missouri in the Civil War, by William Garrett Piston and Thomas P. Sweeney

General Sterling Price and the Confederacy, by Thomas C. Reynolds and edited by Robert G. Schultz

Business in Black and White: American Presidents & Black Entrepreneurs in the Twentieth Century, by Robert E. Weems and Lewis A. Randolph

2010 MCH Award for Best Article

presented by Robert Frizzell, Northwest Missouri State University

Selection Committee

Chair: Robert Frizzell, Northwest Missouri State University

Louis Gerteis, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Thomas Gubbels, Lincoln University

Nominees

“Evidence Unearthed: Digging into Scott Joplin’s St. Louis,” by Timothy E. Baumann, Gateway, 2009

“Murder on the Santa Fe Trail: The United States v See See Sah Mah and Escotah, by William E. Foley, Kansas History, Summer 2009

“L’Anneé du Coup: The Battle of St. Louis, 1780,” by Carolyn Gilman, Missouri Historical Review, April and July 2009

“The Chouteau Map Re-examined: A Quest in Progress,” by Carolyn Gilman and Emily Troxell Jaycox, Gateway, 2009

“‘A Brave and Gallant Company’: A Kansas City Hospital in France during the First World War,” by Anthony Kovac, Nancy Hulston, Grace Holmes, and Frederick Holmes, Kansas History, Autumn 2009

“Remembering the Bearcats: Black Baseball in France at the end of World War I,” by Pellom McDaniels III, Black Ball, A Negro Leagues Journal, Fall 2009

“Arsenic Eaters in the Nineteenth Century: Dying to Be Pretty,” by Kenneth H. Winn, Gateway, 2009

2010 MCH Award for Best Student Paper

presented by Joel Rhodes, Southeast Missouri State University

Selection Committee

Chair: Joel Rhodes, Southeast Missouri State University

Diane Mutti Burke, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Jon Taylor, University of Central Missouri

Nominees

“Silver Falls State Park and the Early Environmental Movement,” by Zeb Larson, Lewis and Clark College

“The ‘Pestilent Question’: Edward Bates, Abraham Lincoln, and the Policy of Emancipation,” by Mark Alan Neels, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

“Making the Most Use of the Best Land: The Evolution of the Rural Zoning Idea in Northern Wisconsin, 1925-1945,” by Joshua M. Nygren, University of Kansas

“The Hog is the Most Plastic of All Farm Animals: Pig Breeding and the Construction of an Ideal Pig, 1900-1960,” by Neil S. Oatsvall, University of Kansas

“A Necessary Force: The Formation of the United States Constabulary in Post-World War II Germany,” by Rebecca J. Schelp, Northwest Missouri State University

“What it Takes for Wild Turkeys: Community Engagement, Economic Change, and Wildlife Restoration in Missouri, 1937-1979,” by Jared S. Taber, University of Kansas

Friday Afternoon

1:30-3:00 p.m.

Nineteenth-Century Missouri Cultural Biography

Springfield

Chair and Comments:

Kristin Zapalac, Department of Natural Resources

Papers:

“The Historiography of George Caleb Bingham”

Roger E. Robinson, University of Missouri-Columbia

“The Fashioning of a Frontier Artist: George Caleb Bingham, the Man and the Memory”

Joan Stack, The State Historical Society of Missouri

“William Wells Brown, ‘Missourian’”

Ezra Greenspan, Southern Methodist University


Missouri Political Figures: Civil War and Reconstruction

St. Louis

Chair and Comments:

Dennis Boman, St. Louis University

Papers:

“Carl Schurz and Race and Labor in the American South and West Indies”

Christopher Wilkins, Stanford University

“The ‘Pestilent Question’: Edward Bates, Abraham Lincoln, and the Policy of Emancipation”

Mark Alan Neels, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville


U.S. Relations with International Outsiders: 1920s China, Postwar Germany

Kansas City

Chair and Comments:

Peter Acsay, University of Missouri–St. Louis

Papers:

“A Necessary Force: The Formation of the United States Constabulary in Post-World War II Germany”

Rebecca J. Schelp, Northwest Missouri State University

“United States and the Revision of the Nine Power Treaty with China, 1925-1926”

Brian B. Arendt, Lindenwood University


Missouri Museums Association Business Meeting

Carnegies

Election of Officers and Board

2:45-3:00 p.m. Refreshments, Atrium

3:15-4:45 p.m.

Modernism’s “Uncultured Despisers”: An Examination of Protestant Fundamentalism and Catholic Anti-Modernity

Springfield

Chair and Comments:

Marshall Crossnoe, Lincoln University

Papers:

“Documenting an Evangelical Battle Cry: A Historiography of Fundamentalism from its Origins to the Rise of Billy Graham”

Joshua M. Rice, University of Missouri-Columbia

“Mencken and Modernity: One Journalist’s Battle Against Protestant Fundamentalism”

Jennifer L. Wiard, University of Missouri-Columbia

“The Catholic Crusade Against Contraception: A Battle Between Religion and Modernism in Early Twentieth-Century America”

Cassie Yacovazzi, University of Missouri-Columbia

“William C. Doughty and Creedalism: Postwar Fundamentalism in the Evangelical Covenant Church”

Jonathan Root, University of Missouri-Columbia


Slavery and Race in the Trans-Mississippi South

Kansas City

Chair and Comments:

Gary Kremer, The State Historical Society of Missouri

Papers:

“The Evolution of a Racial Riot: Easter Sunday, 1873, in Colfax, Louisiana”

Thomas Howell, William Jewell College

“Of Corn and Cotton: An Overview of the Differences between Slavery in Northwest Arkansas and Slavery in the Arkansas Delta”

Ryan Poe, University of Arkansas


Preservation in 3-D: An Introduction to the Care and Handling of Three-Dimensional Objects (MMA Session)

Carnegies

Chair and Comments:

Shelly J. Croteau, Missouri State Archives

Panel:

Linda Eikmeier Endersby, Missouri State Museum

Heather Rudy, Missouri Department of Natural Resources