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Notes and Queries

Notes and Queries


The Oral History Association will hold its 1992 Annual Meeting October

15-18, 1992, at the Stouffer Tower City Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio. Proposals for

papers, panels, media presentations, or entire sessions should be sent by

December 1, 1991, to Donna M. DeBlasio, Program Chair, Youngstown

Historical Center of Industry and Labor, P.O. Box 533, Youngstown, Ohio



The Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University-Bloomington is plan-

ning a conference entitled, "In Touch With The Spirit: Black Religious and

Musical Expression in American Cinema," for the summer of 1992. To be held

in Indianapolis, Indiana, the conference will combine scholars and filmmakers

in a multi-disciplinary setting. Filmmakers will screen and discuss their films

while scholars examine three major genres-documentary, ethnographic, and

feature film-from various disciplinary perspectives: film criticism and aes-

thetics, folklore, ethnomusicology, political science, sociology, anthropology,

religious studies, and women's studies. Outstanding papers presented during

the conference will be published as a collection or monograph series by the

Black Film Center/Archive. Scholars interested in participating should send

one- to two-page abstracts of papers by January 15, 1992, to Dr. Phyllis

Klotman, Black Film Center/Archive Conference '92, Department of Afro-

American Studies, Memorial Hall East, Indiana University, Bloomington,

Indiana 47405.


The Kent State University Libraries recently acquired the Tunder Collection

of Acme News Photos. The collection, consisting of 475 photographs originally

transmitted by Acme News Pictures in Cleveland, is available to researchers in

the department of Special Collections. Steve Tunder worked for Acme from

1936 until 1945 training people to use the Acme Telephone Trans-ceiver. The

collection, donated by Tunder's grandson, deals largely with World War II and

contains scenes of the liberation of Brussels, Germans surrendering in France,

and visits to the Allied troops by pilot Charles Lindberg and others.


Several promotions within the Ohio academic community include: Joanna

Meyerowitz and James Murray of the University of Cincinnati to associate

professors with tenure; James Kurkones of John Carroll University to associ-

ate professor with tenure; Eve Levin of The Ohio State University to associate

professor; Diane F. Britton of the University of Toledo to associate professor;

and Morris Schottenstein of Urbana University to associate professor.


Recent retirements include: Saul Benison of the University of Cincinnati;

Roland Layton of Hiram College; William Zornow of Kent State University;

Gladys Haddad of Lake Erie College; Robert Gelwick of Miami University;

Robert Kragalott of Ohio Wesleyan University; and Lorin Lee Cary of the

University of Toledo.


Recent publications by Ohio historians include: Summit's Glory: Sketches of

Buchtel College and the University of Akron, by George W. Knepper of the