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  • How’s Your Sports History?

    February 1, 1988

    Sports are for scholars. Just recently, the Chronicle of Higher Education (October 7, 1987) carried a story on Yale University’s new interim athletic director. It seems that Yale has appointed a class...

  • Inventing Illinois

    February 1, 1988

    In 1818, when Illinois joined the Union, the state was welcomed as a sister by The Spy, a Cincinnati, Ohio newspaper: “Like Minerva from the head of Jove, she has sprung into life in full maturity of ...

  • Washington Notes, February 1988

    February 1, 1988

    By the time members receive this issue, the 1987 annual meeting in Washington will be just a memory; a pleasant memory for those who attended, which creates feelings of relief and accomplishment for t...

  • Letters to the Editor: Corrections

    February 1, 1988

    Dear Editor: Thank you for publishing my article on school/university collaboration in history in the November issue of Perspectives. I would like to correct an error in the byline, which indicates t...

  • Letter to the Editor: Exchange between ACLS and Joan B. Huffman

    February 1, 1988

    Exchange between ACLS and Joan B. Huffman, Concerning Her Letter in December 1987 Perspectives Dear Professor Huffman: Ruth Waters of our Fellowship Office has passed along your letter to Samuel Gammo...

  • Awards, Prizes, and Honors Conferred at the 1987 Annual Meeting

    February 1, 1988

    At the annual meeting in Washington, DC last December, Angie Debo, John W. Hall, and Benjamin Quarles were the recipients of the AHA’s Awards for Scholarly Distinction. Following are the citations rea...

  • Salaries Still on the Rise

    February 1, 1988

    Salary Update: According to reports from the College and University Personnel Association (CUPA) and the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), salaries for college and university facul...

  • Remarks at Swearing in Ceremony of the New Archivist of the United States, December 4, 1987

    February 1, 1988

    President Reagan, distinguished guests and colleagues. First, let me say I am both excited and very honored to assume the office of Archivist of the United States. I thank each and every one of you fo...

  • NCC News, February 1988

    February 1, 1988

    Omnibus Spending Bill Establishes FY’88 Budgets: At the end of December, Congress passed and the President signed legislation establishing funding levels for the federal agencies for FY’88. Considerin...

  • Problems in Recruiting and Retaining Minority Graduate Students

    February 1, 1988

    A number of recent reports have dramatically documented the decline in the number of minority undergraduate and graduate students in colleges and universities. Concommitantly we are witnessing a marke...