Library Involved in Eugene Debs Foundation 56th Annual Banquet and Award

Eugene Debs Foundation 56th Annual Banquet and Award and other activities for this nationally-recognized event on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

The award was presented to the A. Philip Randolph Institute [APRI].

Information on the event is followed by a list of pertinent ISU Library materials.

Schedule for the Day

  • 10:00 am – 12 noon: Walking Tour Labor History Tour of Terre Haute
  • 12 noon: Debs Graveside Ceremony
  • 12 noon – 4pm: Cunningham Memorial Library’s Special Collections open: displays of Debs materials from the Debs Collection; host: Dennis Vetrovec of Special Collections
Dennis Vetrovec, ISU Special Collections, shows off some of the Library’s Debs Collection materials displayed for the occasion in the Cordell Dictionary Room

Debs Collection: https://library.indstate.edu/rbsc/debs/debs-idx.html

  • 2pm – 4pm: APRI Film Screening: “50,000 Black Men Called George” – how Randolph and others worked to organize the porters of the Pullman Rail Company, an effort started in the 1920s and ending

 

 

In the Debs collection is a letter from Randolph to Debs in 1926, just a few months before Debs’ death.

 

 

 

Following the film, Clayola Brown, current president of the APRI and a past recipient of the Debs Award, made remarks and answered questions.

  • 6:00 p.m.: Social Hour and Reception at the Glass Pavilion at Hulman Center
  • 7:00 p.m.: Banquet; Award: A. Philip Randolph Institute. Presented to Clayola Brown, current President of APRI, based in Washington D.C. Several members of the library attended.

https://debsfoundation.org/index.php/2022/08/09/honoring-the-a-philip-randolph-institute/

Historical note:  A. Philip Randolph, one of the foremost spokespersons for black labor,  received the 3rd Debs Award in 1967, just a few years after he organized the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom with Bayard Rustin, and two years after these men founded the Institute. Clayola Brown received the 2012 award. Randolph (1889-1979) was a black labor leader and the father of the modern American civil rights movement.

APRI, the senior constituency group of the AFL-CIO: http://www.apri.org/ 125 Chapters, over 35 States {includes Nationwide Youth Chapters; Bayard Rustin LGBTQ Chapters)

Labor Activist Clayola Brown: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clayola_Brown; https://www.thehistorymakers.org/biography/clayola-brown-41 https://aflcio.org/press/releases/longtime-labor-activist-named-afl-cio-civil-rights-director

ISU LIBRARY MATERIALS

>>ASA PHILIP RANDOLPH

EBOOKS

Reframing Randolph : labor, black freedom, and the legacies of A. Philip Randolph / edited by Andrew E. Kersten and Clarence Lang. 2015.

Contents: A reintroduction to Asa Philip Randolph / Andrew E. Kersten and Clarence Lang — Researching Randolph: Shifting historiographic perspectives / Joe William Trotter, Jr. — A. Philip Randolph: emerging socialist radical / Eric Arnesen — Keeping his faith: A. Philip Randolph’s working-class religion / Cynthia Taylor — Brotherhood men and singing Slackers: A. Philip Randolph’s rhetoric of music and manhood / Robert Hawkins — “The spirit and strategy of the United Front”: Randolph and the National Negro Congress, 1936-1940 / Erik S. Gellman — Organizing gender: A. Philip Randolph and women activists / Melinda Chateauvert — Beyond A. Philip Randolph: Grassroots protest and the March on Washington Movement / David Lucander — The “Void at the Center of the Story”: The Negro American Labor Council and the long civil rights movement / William P. Jones — No exit: A. Philip Randolph and the Ocean Hill-Brownsville Crisis / Jerald Podair.

Winning the war for democracy: the March on Washington Movement, 1941-1946 / David Lucander.

For jobs and freedom: selected speeches and writings of A. Philip Randolph / edited by Andrew E. Kersten and David Lucander.

Philip Randolph and the struggle for civil rights / Cornelius L. Bynum.

Philip Randolph: the religious journey of an African American labor leader / Cynthia Taylor.

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Keeping the faith : A. Philip Randolph, Milton P. Webster, and the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, 1925-37 : with a new preface / William H. Harris. HD6515.R36 H37 1991

Philip Randolph, pioneer of the civil rights movement / Paula F. Pfeffer. E185.97 .R27

When Negroes march; the March on Washington Movement in the organizational politics for FEPC. 1959. E185.61 .G23

Hand in hand : ten Black men who changed America  by Andrea Davis Pinkney ; paintings by Brian Pinkney. ISU Children’s Materials 973.0496 Pink

Philip Randolph : integration in the workplace by Sarah Wright ; with an introduction by Andrew Young. ISU Children’s Materials B Rand

Philip Randolph / Sally Hanley. ISU Children’s Materials B Rand

Forward march to freedom : a biography of A. Philip Randolph  by Barbara Kaye Greenleaf ; illustrated by Charles Waterhouse. ISU Children’s Materials B Rand

VIDEO

Portrait in black: A. Philip Randolph produced by Bill Buckley and Tracy Sugarman. 11 minutes. from Black Studies in Video series

Philip Randolph : for jobs & freedom / California Newsreel ; produced by Dante J. James ; written by Juan Williams, Dante J. James. Online video; Alexander Street. 87 minutes

Philip Randolph : introducing Martin Luther King at Lincoln Memorial (incomplete) produced by Educational Video Group.. 3 minutes

Philip Randolph : For Jobs and Freedom / California Newsreel. 1996. Contents: A. Phillip Randolph (2:00); Randolph’s Early Life (4:54); Randolph in Harlem (6:44); Randolph During World War I (3:50); Randolph After the War (3:46); Pullman Porters (5:14); Randolph and the Porters (6:32); The Labor Movement (3:37); Randolph During the Depression (6:01); Randolph and FDR (6:53); Randolph and Wartime Jobs (3:02); Randolph and an Integrated Military (5:51); Randolph and the AFL-CIO (6:21); Civil Rights Movement (6:09); Planning the March on Washington (4:35); The March on Washington (8:24)

PULLMAN PORTERS AND LABOR AND AFRICAN-AMERICANS

Pullman porters and the rise of protest politics in Black America, 1925-1945 / Beth Tompkins Bates. HD8039.R362 U63 2001 and ebook

The Defender : how the legendary Black newspaper changed America : from the age of the Pullman porters to the age of Obama / Ethan Michaeli. PN4899.C395 D55 2016

I, too, am America / Langston Hughes ; illustrated by Bryan Collier. Reprinted from: The collected poems of Langston Hughes. Copyright 1994 by The Estate of Langston Hughes ?? NO CALL NUMBER

Marching together : women of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters / Melinda Chateauvert.    HD 6515 .R362 B763 1998

Those Pullman blues : an oral history of the African American railroad attendant / David D. Perata. HD 8039 .R36 P47 1996

A long hard journey : the story of the pullman porter / by Patricia and Frederick McKissack. ISU Children’s Materials  331.88 McKi

Miles of smiles, years of struggle : the untold story of the Black Pullman porter / Columbia Historical Society in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Folklore Programs ; produced and directed by Jack Santino and Paul Wagner. e-video 60 minutes.

The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, its origin and development, by Brailsford R. Brazeal. Foreword by Leo Wolman. 1946. HD6515 .R36B83

No crystal stair : Black life and the Messenger, 1917-1928 / Theodore Kornweibel, Jr. 1975. E185.5 .M582 K67

October 19: Ukraine expert Dr. Barbara Skinner presents: Is Ukraine a Nation? Identity, Nationalism, Imperialism, and the War in Ukraine

The Department of Multidisciplinary Studies, Department of History, and Cunningham Memorial Library invite everyone to attend this important event.

Wednesday, October 19, 1pm

Library Events Area [1st floor]

Presentation: Is Ukraine a Nation?

Dr. Skinner’s expertise in Russia and Ukraine extends through her degrees:

  • Ph.D. – Russian and East European History, Georgetown University – 2001
  • M.A. – Russian Area Studies, Georgetown University – 1993
  • B.A. – Russian and East European Studies, Yale University – 1985

Her publications include:

Skinner, B. (2005). Borderlands of Faith: Reconsidering the Origins of a Ukrainian Tragedy. Slavic Review64(1), 88–116. https://doi.org/10.2307/3650068

Skinner, B. (2009). The Western front of the Eastern church: Uniate and Orthodox conflict in 18th-century Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia. Northern Illinois Univ. Press.

Exposium 2022 [Summer Research]

Exposium 2022

September 13, 10am – 2pm Student Research Exposium

Celebrate summer undergraduate research.  Students from all across ISU have been conducting research during summer 2022.  On September 13, from 10am to 3pm, that work will be displayed in the Library Events Area. Posters will be available all day and authors and creators will be there for an hour throughout the day. 

 

Come see results of the summer research our students conducted.  It’s worth it! 

Students attending:

10-11am

  • Katherine Van Hyfte
  • Karim Zaher
  • Madelyn Welsh
  • Om Dalal
  • Jacob Carrico
  • Libby Rowland
  • Kamryn Sadeii

11-noon

Adrianne Rusch

Noon-1pm

Lynlee Fox (12:30-1:30)

1-2pm

Rheannah Donald

2-3pm

  • Peyton Sisil
  • Abigail Bitters

Honors Capstone Research Course Poster Presentation Photos: APRIL 29

More than 100 Honors students presented their individual Honors: Independent {GH401} undergraduate research projects via oral presentations (April 25-26) and printed poster sessions (April 27 – 29) in the Library Events Area.

GH 401 is intended to:

  • Provide students with a significant research experience
  • Enable students to demonstrate proficiency at research
  • Culminate the Honors College curriculum, linking elements of the Honors coursework with students’ larger degree program and/or interests.
  • Prepare students for professional writing, presentation and research activities and/or for graduate or professional school requirements.

Full Schedule here and here. Honors College will post additional information. See additional Library Blog entries.

Selected posters from Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 will be displayed in the Library on the 2nd and Lower Level display cases across from the north elevator.

Barnhart
Jadelyn Barnhart (Biology): Enduring a Pandemic: COVID-19 and Its Impact on Dentistry
Borden
Taylor Borden (Biology): Alteration of Leukotriene A4 Hydrolase Enzymatic Activities by Peroxynitrate
Brown
Dakota Brown (Health Sciences): Diabetes in Disadvantaged Populations: The Relationship Between Diabetes and Low Socioeconomic Status
Elliott
Caroline Elliott (Physical Education-Exercise Science): Applications of Aquatic Physical therapy to the Pediatric Population
Frey
Zoe Frey (Elementary Education): Protecting Our Students: A Teacher’s Role on Preventing and Reducing Low-Level Violence
Garavalia
Ian Garavalia (Architectural Engineering Technology): The Ever-Changing Industry: Architecture’s Role in Sustainability
Hopple
Kyle Hopple (Marketing): A Generational Gap: Social Media’s Affect on Consumer Behavior
Mertyl
Jacob Mertl (Chemistry): Arithmetic to Artificial Intelligence: The Evolution of Computer Capabilities
Nelson
Nathan Nelson (Finance): The Role and Implementation of Behavioral Finance in Financial Markets Using the Study of Investor Psychology
Oye
Carter Oye (Construction Management): Struggles of an Industry: How Pandemics and Recessions Affect the Construction Industry
Pederson
Dakota Pederson (Music Education-Instrumental): The Introverted Band Teacher: Strategies for Success with Learned Suggestions
Ream
Lauren Ream (Mathematics Teaching): Widening the Gap: Women’s Experiences as Students of Mathematics
Rizwan
Damia Rizwan (Psychology, Pre-Medicine): Mind, Body, and Soul: The Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences, Attachment Styles, and Coping Strategies on Mental and Physical Health Outcomes in Adults
Rusinak
Katelyn Rusiniak (Biology and Chemistry): Water Quality of the Wabash River Using Biogeochemical Analysis and Biotic Indicators
Tester
Derek Tester (Financial Services): Saving the Game: Impact of Implementing a Salary Cap Into Major League Baseball
Triplett
Makayla Triplett (Physical Education-Exercise Science): Massage Therapy and Pediatric Occupational Therapy: Applications and Benefits for Specific Disabilities
Worden
Samantha Worden (Psychology): The Power of Police Interrogations in Wrongful Convictions