In the past week I have been working on the literature review for my thesis proposal and it should be done in another week. I have ordered about 20 books through ILL and most of them have come in and I have gone through them for useful information, but I’m still waiting on some of the more relevant books about VMI, but I have read some about Duke, UNC, West Virginia, and UVa.
In Ted Mann’s book, A Story of Glory: Duke University Football, I have found that Duke’s president, John Franklin Crowell, brought football to Duke from his days at Yale because he was convinced that a winning football team was important to student body morale and the growth of the men of his university. Although Duke abandoned the game and dismantled the team from 1895-1920 due to the physical violence of the sport, the student body and alumni fought for the return of football for the next 2 decades until they got it back.
The Week Ahead:
Weekend—writing literature review
Monday—HGSA Meeting, writing literature review
Tuesday—Writing literature review, Special Collections
Wednesday—Finish Literature review draft, Special Collections
Thursday—Special Collections, and First day of Public History w/ Dr. Cline
Friday—review literature review draft