The 2004-2005 research seminar series of the Hagley Museum and Library meets Thursday evening at 6 pm in the Copeland Room of the library building. Papers are all unpublished works in progress and are circulated in advance to seminar participants. To join the seminar mailing list and obtain copies of the papers, contact Carol Lockman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-658-2400.
Harvey Cohen, University of Maryland, College Park
“The Marketing of Duke Ellington: Setting the Strategy for a Black Maestro”
Commentator: David Suisman, University of Delaware
Jurgen Martschukat, Hamburg University
“Human Ingenuity Knows No Limit: Electric Executions and Notions
of Cultural Progress in Late Nineteenth Century America”
Commentator: Donald Jackson, Lafayette College
Richard R. John, University of Illinois at Chicago
"Nickel-in-the-Slot: The Public Telephone and the Popularization of Urban Telephony, 1894-1907"
Commentators: Philip Scranton, Rutgers University & Susan Strasser, University of Delaware
Megan Mullin, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
“CATV's Extraordinary Communities: The Role of Localism and Regionalism in Early Cable Television”
Commentator: Paul Swann, Temple University
The Hagley Museum is located just north of Wilmington, Delaware. The library building is accessed from the entrance on Buck Road and Route 100, one traffic light north of the Route 100 and Route 141 intersection. Go to www.Hagley.org for more detailed directions.
Center for the History of Business, Technology, & Society
PO Box 3630 Wilmington DE 19807
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