Pomona College class of 1904 women at Field Day
Women of the class of 1904 wearing large brimmed hats sit in a row holding their canes on the sidelines of the athletic field. A number of men in suits stand around them. The African American student in the bowler hat on the left end is Winston Dickson. Edward Milliken is two over to the right (behind the man holding a cane).
Cane burning, Pomona College
Members of the class of 1904 watch their class canes burn. A small canister of gasoline is set to one side.
Dust Bowl Migration
In 1931, a severe drought hit the Southern and Midwestern plains. As crops died and winds picked up, dust storms began. As the "Dust Bowl" photograph shows, crops literally blew away in "black blizzards" as years of poor farming practices and over-cultivation combined with the lack of rain. By 1934, 75% of the United States was severely affected by this terrible drought.The one-two punch of economic depression and bad weather put many farmers out of business. In the early 1930s, thousands of Dus
Changing Communities: Past vs. Future
This lesson plan introduces students to changes that have occurred in western North Carolina, through two hundred years of national and regional development. Students will learn about the geographical, political, and technological issues that have influenced change in mountain communities using oral histories by Madison County residents. They will learn about the history of road building in the North Carolina mountains, and the relatively recent decision to connect two halves of interstate highw
Where Have We Been? Tracing Family through a Timeline of National History
This lesson plan introduces students to examples of how wars and technological developments have impacted the movement of people throughout United States and world history. Students will learn about the effects of political, technological, and geographical issues on the population of one North Carolina community. Listening to oral histories by North Carolinians, students will hear first hand accounts about the impact of wars and road building on Madison County. Using a timeline depicting events
No Paradise without Banks
'No Paradise without Banks' looked at how the current crisis is being felt in Latin America by looking at its origins, the problem of leveraging, consequences and the impact in Latin America as well as the problems faced on the road to recovery.
19th June 1930. Woodland to the left and a road. Large strip of grassland runs straight down the centre of the road separating another road on the right. Woodland to far right.
10th December 1935 The building on the left is a new block of shops, some finished and occupied and some still under construction as can be seen by the tools around the small shed. In the top and right distance are parts of a housing estate. There is a woman and a small boy standing at the shops and a man further away. A car is parked near several large, mature trees.
Dib Lane Widening
30th November 1927. This view shows a stone building bisecting a wall which has two wooden sheds built against it. The nearest shed is in a bad state of repair as is the nearest point of the wall. There appears to be two entrances to the yard coming off the unmettled road. In the background are some houses.
Aerial view of Mt. Baldy and Claremont
Snow-capped Mt. Baldy, Claremont and citrus groves from southwest.
Keynote Presentation: Academic Perspectives
Very simply stated, systems biology attempts to “capture the dynamic nature of living systems.” To accomplish this, says Hood, you “have to bring together the flavors of biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering and physics,” among others. It’s a vast area to tackle. But with tools like the internet and digital
Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Why Chemomechanical Design of Materials is Critical to Sustainable
Our conversations on sustainable transportation typically begin with a review of vehicle efficiencies, and end with the characteristics of fuel, energy sources, and life cycle. In a remarkably novel approach to sustainable transportation, Krystyn Van Vliet discusses how other things matter too- namely the materials
Opportunities for Reducing U.S. Transportation's Petroleum Usage and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
While the U.S. has set formidable goals around cutting oil consumption and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, these will likely remain out of reach as long as we continue our romance with big, powerful cars, says John Heywood. This unshakeable passion, alongside the well-established habit of petroleum use, and the expanding
Survey of London: volume 45 - Knightsbridge
This volume describes a district today synonymous with wealth and smartness. The area covered includes the old thoroughfare of Knightsbridge itself, and the triangular swathe of land to its west, north of Brompton Road, bounded on the north by Hyde Park and on the west by Exhibition Road. In addition to the hotels, shops and fashionable houses and apartments for which the area is known today, the volume also describes the fabric of Knightsbridge’s more diverse past: the medieval hamlet, stragg
Survey of London: volume 38 - South Kensington Museums Area
At the core of this volume is a study of the estate in South Kensington and Westminster acquired under the auspices of Prince Albert by the Commissioners for the Great Exhibition of 1851, and developed as a remarkable cultural centre for the applied arts and sciences. In many ways the great sequence of world-famous institutions described here – such as the Victorian and Albert Museum, the National History Museum, the Royal Albert Hall, and the Imperial Institute – is a memorial to the Princ
Survey of London: volume 41 - Brompton
This, the third of the Survey’s four volumes devoted to Kensington, describes the southernmost part of the old parish, covering both sides of Brompton Road and then continuing westward between Old Brompton Road and Fulham Road as far as Brompton Cemetery. Renowned in the seventeenth century for the nurseries and market gardens of old Brompton, and the isolated genteel settlement of ‘Little Chelsea’ in Fulham Road, this area was by the time of the Survey’s study in 1983 a characteristic i
Lessons from history
Could the current financial crisis have been predicted from historians knowledge of past down turns and depressions globally? Dr David Chambers, University Lecturer in Finance and Deputy Director of the School's Master of Finance programme, thinks so. An analysis of what happened in the crash of the 1930s may prove a good way to predict how long it may take us to get out of the current financial difficulties. Structural problems, Dr Chambers says, need to be faced up to before a recovery is like
Decarbonising the electricity sector
According to Dr David Reiner, new financial instruments to even out the impact of global warming between the third world and the developing world could help world leaders progress their attempts to reach agreement on climate change at the UN Road to Copenhagen talks. But he believes success is dependent upon getting both China and India to sign up.
8.5 Anti-capitalist propaganda or work of literary value
Sunset Song was written in the early 1930s and is still one of the best-known and most-debated Scottish novels. In this unit, we discuss whether Sunset Song succeeds as critique of capitalism and whether it has value as a work of literature separate from its propagandistic ambitions.
1 The Forth Road Bridge
Scotland's Forth Road Bridge may not be the most beautiful bridge over the Firth of Forth, but it is an incredible feat of engineering and is integral to the economy of the entire area. However, rust is threatening to destroy the cables that suspend the road. This unit uses video to explore the issues associated with the potential demise of this great bridge.