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Notes and Queries

Notes and Queries



Joe L. Dubbert, 43, Professor of History at Muskingum College, died Sep-

tember 27, 1983, after a valiant fight against cancer. Born in Laurens, Iowa,

Dr. Dubbert pursued a fascination for rural American culture at Parsons

College (B.A., 1962) and the University of Minnesota (Ph.D., 1967). He

joined the history department of Muskingum College in 1967 and has been

credited with re-animating the study of American history at that institution.

Noted for his fairness, his common sense, his sensitivity to student concerns,

Dr. Dubbert was a hugely popular teacher whose intellectual stature was

widely respected by sixteen years of student classes. Above all a teacher, Dr.

Dubbert was deeply committed to scholarship and is familiar to many as a

frequent speaker at professional meetings and conferences, as a book reviewer

for this journal, and as the author of the nationally recognized social history

A Man's Place: Masculinity in Transition. Contributions may be made in his

memory to the Joe L. Dubbert Memorial Scholarship Fund, Muskingum

College, New Concord, Ohio 43762.



The American Genealogical Lending Library recently announced a new

microfilm loan and purchase service. For details concerning a membership in

the AGLL Association or for copies of the FSM Catalog listing over 40,000 ti-

tles available, contact the American Genealogical Lending Library, P.O. Box

244, Bountiful, Utah 84010.



The George Rogers Clark National Historical Park and Vincennes Universi-

ty will sponsor the second annual George Rogers Clark Trans-Appalachian

Frontier History Conference on Saturday, October 20, 1984, at Vincennes

University. Papers will cover various aspects of frontier history from the Ap-

palachians to the Mississippi and will be delivered in informal sessions

which should allow for general questions and discussion. Interested individ-

uals may obtain further details by writing to the George Rogers Clark Nation-

al Historical Park, 401 South Second Street, Vincennes, Indiana 47591.

Held November 30-December 1, 1984, in Springfield, the fifth annual Sym-

posium on Illinois History will consider many aspects of the history, litera-

ture, art, culture, politics, geography, archaeology, and anthropology of Illi-

nois and the Ohio and Mississippi Valleys. For further information, please

contact Roger D. Bridges, Illinois State Historical Library, Old State Capitol,

Springfield, Illinois 62706.



Recent grants and awards of interest to our readers include: an Ohio Arts

Council grant for textiles preservation to the Warren County Historical Soci-

ety Museum (Ohio); the Governor's Award of the Kentucky Historical Soci-

ety, for the best book published on Kentucky history over the past four

years, to John Gaventa for his Power and Powerlessness: Quiescence and Re-

bellion in an Appalachian Valley; the 1982 Richard H. Collins Award for the