History Mailbox

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The History Department of Duquesne University announces a new Master of Arts program in Archival, Museum and Editing Studies funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities to train students for work in museums, historical societies, archives and other nonacademic Institutions. The program is appropriate for candidates with backgrounds in history, anthropology, literature, sociology, political science and related fields. Inquiries should be sent to Drs. John Opie or Carolyn Schumacher, Department of History, Duquesne University, College Hall, Pittsburgh 15219, or call (412) 434-6470.


Beginning in the fall term of 1980, the George Washington University will offer an M.A. degree in history with a concentration in Documentary Editing. The program will include a graduate semĀ­inar, “Issues in Documentary Editing,” a history project in the Washington, D.C. area, and preparation of a piece of documentary editing as an M.A. thesis. Applications for admission may be obtained from the Office of the Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052.


The Monroe County Historical Society is investigating the lives and paintings of late nineteenth and early twentieth century Monroe County painters Weart and Mae Banta. Anyone with details should contact the society at the Stroud Community House. 900 Main St., Stroudsburg 18360.


The Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters is seeking facts, stories and information on the earliest days of radio and television in the state. Especially needed are volunteer interviewers who can help record dialogues with broadcast pioneers. The PAB is also seeking photographs which can be copied and returned as well as old newspaper articles relating to broadcasting. For more information on the project, contact Cary Simpson, c/o Allegheny Mountain Network, Box 247, Tyrone 16686.