Ursinus Remembers: Experience and Memory in the Face of Tragedy
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Events that affect our country as a whole tend to be viewed solely on a national scale. Our project aims to bring that focus down to a local level as we have been looking at how Pearl Harbor and September 11, 2001 have resulted in changes on campus and how the two events compare in Ursinus’ memory. This focus has given us greater insight concerning how the Ursinus community reacts to tragedies and will help us in answering our question. Through our research, we have a better idea of how Ursinus reacts to tragedy. We have been looking at both the immediate aftermath of the attacks and what people were saying years later.
The main sources we will be using to address the question are the Grizzlys, the Weeklies, Rubies, memoir writings from the 1998 reunion mural dedication and physical objects saved from memorials.
digital humanities, history, Ursinus College, Pearl Harbor, September 11, attacks, 1998 memorial, V-12, Ada Chang, Norman Egbert McClure, Denton Herber, Four Doors memorial, World War II
Digital Humanities | Higher Education | Liberal Studies | Military History | Social History | United States History
Eckenrod, Tiffini; Griffin, Liam; Kishpaugh, Jon; and O'Neil, David, "Ursinus Remembers: Experience and Memory in the Face of Tragedy" (2016). Digital History Projects. 1.
Students involved in this project maintained blogs throughout the course of the semester. The following are links to the blog entries: