This exhibit features a series of letters written by Emelius W. Fuller, a Confederate Army officer, during his time as a prisoner of war in 1863. Fuller was the commander of the St. Martin Rangers Company Infantry in Louisiana, and captain of a boat called the Queen of the West. He was seriously wounded and taken prisoner when his boat was destroyed on Bayou Teche, April 14, 1863. Over the following three months, he wrote letters to his wife, Mary Haskell Fuller, in a book given to him as he recuperated at St. James Hospital in New Orleans. Using blank leaves in the book, an illustrated dictionary of flowers, Fuller wrote seven letters, from April to July of 1863, which have been digitized and transcribed for this exhibit.


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This exhibit is an online version of an exhibit installed by MASC in the fall of 2013 to celebrate the Common Reading for 2013-2014, Being Wrong, by Kathryn Schulz. This exhibit uses items from the Libraries' special collections to illustrate our long history of being wrong.

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Students from History 417, The Rise of Modern America, completed research projects spring semester 2016.  Each student prepared a brief digital exhibit based on their research.  The topics include the emergence of modern baseball, football, and the olympics, Indian boarding schools, drug and opiate use in the Gilded Age, Conservation and Environmental Thought, and Women's suffrage, among many others.  The digital exhibit projects are part of the Capstone General Education requirement for the course.


Form 1914-1917, public opinion shifts from a Neurtral standpoint on the conflict in europe to wanting to enter the war. 

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This exhibit highlights student protests at Washington State University (WSU) during 1969 and 1970. These protests were characteristic of other protests occuring on American campuses during this time period. At WSU, the flashpoint occured in May 1970, when students staged two large protests. The first was a one-day sit in at the French Administration Building (French Ad) to protest US military operations in Cambodia and the killing of student protesters at Kent State University. The second was a separate protest from May 24-June 1 in response to both a need for greater diversity in curriculum and faculty, and to arrests protestors believed to be racially based.


This exhibit features materials from Washington State University's Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections related to the removal of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans from the West Coast and southern Arizona during World War II.

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This is a comprehensive analysis of the Civil War done by Washington State University history students in Dr. Robert McCoy's Civil War and Reconstruction course.