At 12:26 PM 8/10/98 -0400, you wrote:
>Best wishes to Laura and Mickey in their adventure using American Memory with
>Russian teachers and students! It will be great to hear reports.
>Laura, after the week we just spent in DC struggling to access, interpret and
>build context around the collections, you can appreciate our wonderment at
>them with people who are a world and a language away. Any ideas about how you
>are going to proceed? I can imagine the Detroit photos, and new FSA/OWI photos
>would yield lots of interesting discussions about similarities and differences
>between US and Russian life at those moments in the 20th century. Let us know
>what happens. And best of luck....
>Bill Tally and the 98 Fellows
>Subject: Sharing AmMem with Russia
>From: American Memory Fellows <[log in to unmask]> at Internet
>Date: 8/5/98 9:21 PM
>Congratulations to the new fellows. I am excited to see your work. Two weeks
>ago I had the choice opportunity to introduce the collection to about 40
>outstanding teachers visiting from Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and the
>Ukraine at the University of Delaware. I am part of a group of 27 US teachers
>who will be traveling to Russia in October to stay with one of these teachers
>and teach in his/her school for two weeks as part of a program sponsored by
>the US Information Agency. (Mickey Bogart from the 97 American Memory Fellows
>class is also going). I wish I could express adequately the excitement and
>interest that the collection elicited from both the Russians and the other US
>teachers. Many of the Russian teachers have access to the internet at school
>and are eager to use the collection. I am hoping that I will be assigned to a
>school district in Russia with internet access so that I can report back to
>you all on how Russian students and teachers utilize the collection. I hope
>you all have a great beginning of the school year!
Interesting Idea, last summer the Philadelphia Social Studies Council hosted
some Russian teachers from Sacalyn (?) Iland.
I *think* I still have their e-mail address and I'll send them info about
Ron Stoloff, Philly
If the gods had intended Man to fly, they wouldn't have given us railroads.