Research

The Last Letter: A Reflection on a Soldier’s Letter from WWI

Today I haven't been feeling well, so I've had the heating pad, pencil and notebook, and research in bed with me today. My Master's Thesis deals in part with Mitchell Reid's book, "The Vacant Chair," and how hand-written letters become a replacement for that vacant chair within the domestic sphere. One of my readings today… Continue reading The Last Letter: A Reflection on a Soldier’s Letter from WWI

Research

Searching for Primary Documents – The obsession with World War I

As I begin the task of constructing my Master's Thesis, I have found myself occupied with the search for World War I primary documents. I was happy to find a collection of 88 letters and assorted other materials from Ohio. Waiting to get them in the mail is hard: I'm impatient sometimes. Putting together the… Continue reading Searching for Primary Documents – The obsession with World War I

General

History Conferences – The First World War and Vera Brittian

Well its back to the grind of school, and of course, as a history major I get to research and develop lots of papers.  This year is not going to be an exception, as I have a conference in Atlanta on November 4, and another one (hopefully) in February 2012 in North Georgia.  Last semester I did… Continue reading History Conferences – The First World War and Vera Brittian