Kyle Ward’s book talk “Not Written in Stone” – on C-SPAN 2

The Book TV program is scheduled to air that talk Sunday, Aug. 29 at 6:15 p.m. on
. (Channel 65 on Terre Haute’s Time Warner Cable. We are VERY EXCITED about this event. Many of us attended the July 21 taping. But even more, Kyle, an ISU alumnus, conducted much of the research for both of his books [see below] using the Floyd and Walker Family’s collections of 19th Century Textbooks in Cunningham Memorial Library’s Special Collections Department.

Not Written in Stone: Learning and Unlearning American History through 200 Years of Textbooks

History in the Making: An Absorbing Look at How American History Has Changed in the Telling over the Last 200 Years.

Women’s Equality Day Observance – Two Events

August 26 marks the 90th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote. The Women’s Studies Program and Interdisciplinary Programs invites everyone to attend a celebration of this event on Thursday, beginning at 4pm in the Library’s Events area. This program and reception will also celebrate the 2010 Awardees of the Charlotte Zietlow Women Faculty Research Grant. Dr. Zietlow, recognizing the gender gap in tenure, determined to do something about it, and created the endowment that funds grants to support pre-tenure women faculty. For more information about this grant (application process for the next round will be Spring 2011), please visit

Following the reception, consider staying on for a showing of a powerful movie, Iron-Jawed Angels, 6:15-8pm. Please urge your students to attend this film. Starring Hilary Swank as Alice Paul and Angelica Houston as Carrie Chapman Catt, this 2004 film forcefully portrays how many women put their lives at risk to give women what is now often taken for granted: the right to vote. Students are also welcome to attend the Women’s Equality Day/Zietlow function!

1848-1920: War of the Roses: a pdf of a PowerPoint presentation commemorating the 90th anniversary of passage of the 19th amendment! and some reminders about why it is important to VOTE! – with a special focus on the “Night of Terror, November 15, 1917”

Iron-Jawed Angels from Time Classroom – many great links

Huge site, but a bit jumbled, from

And, of course, the National Women’s History Project

Library Event for Freshmen


8/20 – “Wii Welcome you to the Library:  Games, Snacks and Fun” (8:00 PM – Midnight) on the first floor. Fall Welcome for incoming freshmen