WEBVTT 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:12.000 music 00:00:12.000 --> 00:00:18.000 Well today we are standing in front of the culmination of my history independent study research project 00:00:18.000 --> 00:00:22.000 that I worked on winter term and also this spring term. 00:00:22.000 --> 00:00:25.000 music 00:00:25.000 --> 00:00:31.000 It is the physical exhibit version of the Record Keeper which is a Google blogger website 00:00:31.000 --> 00:00:36.000 with research and some historic context and photos. 00:00:36.000 --> 00:00:42.000 I was prompted to take on this practicum by Doctor Kimberly Jensen with the History program. 00:00:42.000 --> 00:00:47.000 She had received an email from a woman named Marcie Moir 00:00:47.000 --> 00:00:53.000 who had bought the record books from an estate sale in Klamath Falls. 00:00:53.000 --> 00:00:57.000 And was looking for somebody to look into them, to research them, 00:00:57.000 --> 00:00:61.000 to find out who the owner was and who all the people who were in the record books were. 00:01:01.000 --> 00:01:04.000 These record books belonged to a nurse of the Red Cross 00:01:04.000 --> 00:01:12.000 and in preserving all these stories and collecting all of these narratives, jokes, pictures, all of these experiences, 00:01:12.000 --> 00:01:16.000 this nurse has really preserved this for future generations. 00:01:16.000 --> 00:01:19.000 And I'm really fascinated in learning how women were involved. 00:01:19.000 --> 00:01:24.000 It's kind of a narrative we don't get to hear a lot. You know we usually hear about the male heroes storming into battle. 00:01:24.000 --> 00:01:27.000 So I was really excited to expand on that. 00:01:27.000 --> 00:01:33.000 music 00:01:33.000 --> 00:01:38.000 The people who wrote in the record books were thoughtful enough to leave their name, their service number, 00:01:38.000 --> 00:01:40.000 sometimes even an address, their battalion. 00:01:40.000 --> 00:01:46.000 They left a lot of information for me to work with which was really, really a good thing. 00:01:46.000 --> 00:01:52.000 I was lucky enough to find an account of the 1914 Christmas Truce that had never been seen before. 00:01:52.000 --> 00:01:59.000 So it was really an experience to be able to see these accounts of things that had never been studied by anyone. 00:01:59.000 --> 00:01:65.000 This project was so inspiring and I was so passionate about it 00:02:05.000 --> 00:02:08.000 that I would definitely recommend this to any student, any incoming history student. 00:02:08.000 --> 00:02:12.000 If they have the ability do an independent study or practicum 00:02:12.000 --> 00:02:18.000 this is the way to improve your skills and really find out things that are just fascinating that you can research. 00:02:18.000 --> 00:02:21.000 I wish I had a whole year to research this stuff. 00:02:21.000 --> 00:02:27.000 music