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Judith Wellman <[log in to unmask]>
Reply To:
A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 28 Nov 2001 09:02:57 -0800
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Hi Bill--It is sln.suny.edu. Lots of information there, and a good place to
begin. Thanks for asking. Judy

> From: Bill Casey <[log in to unmask]>
> Reply-To: "A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State
> history." <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 16:20:31 EST
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: courses on NYS history?
> Judy:  Please pass on the url to learn about the SUNY Learning Network.
> Thanks
> Bill Casey
> Apulia Sta., NY 13020
> In a message dated 11/27/2001 8:30:18 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> [log in to unmask] writes:
> << Hello Everyone--For twenty years, I taught a course on New York State
> history at SUNY Oswego, using a variety of paperbacks but not text. This
> meant that lectures had to carry much of the structure and chronology of the
> course. This has both good points and bad ones. I also teach a course called
> "Doing History Locally," which is a seminar based on finding and using a
> variety of primary sources relating to local and community history. Students
> always work on one community or another in New York State, using
> manuscripts, printed materials (newspapers, local histories), oral
> histories, architecture as evidence, quantitative material, and so forth.
> This has been very successful and is also a lot of fun for me, since every
> student's paper is different and since most contribute something new to our
> overall knowledge. Copies of student papers since 1972 are in Special
> Collections, Penfield Library, SUNY, Oswego. This fall, I am teaching this
> course on the web, through the SUNY Learning Network, for the first time. It
> is HIS 452/552: Doing History Locally, cross-listed for seniors and graduate
> students.
> Judy Wellman
> Professor Emerita
> SUNY Oswego
> Historian, Historical New York >>