Date of Award
Charles M. White Americanism Collection, Conservatism -- United States -- History -- Sources, Young Americans for Freedom -- History
The goal of the “Conservatism in a Revolutionary Era” project was to develop an exhibit of certain Americanism documents while exploring the challenges of exhibit-making with regard to the political nature of the Collection. Exhibit-making involves the study, curation, description, and display of archives for public consumption, and this paper will include reflections on my experiences in each phase of that process. Firstly, I will introduce the Collection and the Young Americans for Freedom organization which I centered in the exhibit. Secondly, I will address why I chose this project and how I arrived at the current juncture. Thirdly, I will lay out the intellectual framework of the project by introducing secondary source material (from both archive science and linguistics discourse communities) which inspired my thinking. Fourthly, I will give a brief description of the method by which I developed the exhibit. Finally, I will synthesize the project by applying my commentary to the secondary sources and delving deeper into my experiences through a reflective discussion.
Denman, Mariah C., "“Conservatism in a Revolutionary Era:" An Analysis of Challenges Posed by Developing an Exhibit of the Americanism Collection" (2017). University Honors Theses. Paper 406.