Well - this time the weather didn't stop the government from opening! The
last storm closed us for two days. With that storm, we had 12 inches of
lovely white powder to shovel at home.
The site mentioned here is very nice. The info here gives the educational
background for how the site came to be.
Happy snow day to everyone,
>Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2000 21:02:46 -0600
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>From: John Reynolds <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Brainerd KS Website
>To: [log in to unmask]
>SUBJECT: Brainerd: Time, Place and Memory on the Kansas Prairie Plains
>Wanted to let you know about a new Web site that just launched on 1/10/2000.
>The site is entitled, "Brainerd, Kansas: Time, Place and Memory on the
>Prairie Plains," and was created by Kevin Roe, a former graduate student in
>American Studies at the University of Kansas.
>The site is located at: http://www.rootinaround.com/brainerd
>It was constructed for Roe's class project for a joint American
>Studies/Architecture course at KU in spring 1999. The class, "Built Forms
>and Landscapes of the Great Plains," was team-tought by KU professors Mike
>Swann and Dennis Domer.
>Drawing upon a series of oral history interviews, digitized family and
>community photos and many primary and secondary sources, the Web site paints
>a portrait of a tiny southeastern Kansas community (current population:
>about 50) which survived being passed over by the railroad in 1889 and
>continues to endure to this very day. In an effort to understand the forces
>that enabled Brainerd to survive in the face of onrushing change, the site
>investigates the complex, often individual relationships between memory and
>place, while telling the many stories of Brainerd unearthed in interviews,
>letters, local records and maps.
>Visitors to the site also can browse the Gallery of 49 digitized maps,
>photos and newspaper features, visit a series of related links or take
>advantage of the following interactive features:
>* A Guestbook: Visitors can sign the Brainerd guestbook and post their
>comments and memories for future site visitors to read, creating an
>interactive discussion board where anyone can add to the site's content over
>* A Contact Form: Allows users who prefer a more private exchange to e-mail
>their thoughts to the author and obtain answers to any content or navigation
>* The E-mail Discussion Group: For those who prefer to have an ongoing
>dialog about Brainerd, Great Plains communities or the role of memory and
>place in local history, I have set up an e-mail discussion list on
>eGroups.com. Anyone who submits a Contact Form or posts to the Guestbook
>will be notified of the Brainerd eGroup, and will get directions on how to
>subscribe (for you, just send an e-mail to [log in to unmask] and you'll
>get all the instructions you need!).
>* Downloadable PDFs: In the new Downloads section, I have posted three
>Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF) files, containing all of the site's content in an
>easily printed format for those who don't have time or fast enough Internet
>connections to scroll through the site and read it online. There's even a
>large print version for those who prefer that format.
>For additional information, please contact:
>e-mail: [log in to unmask]
Judith K. Graves
National Digital Library Program
Library of Congress
Washington, D.C. 20540-1320
[log in to unmask] (V)202/707-2562 (F) 202/252-3173