Scandal! | American Political Thought

Course:  American Political Thought (Dr. Alison Staudinger)

Context:

  • Upper division political science course with thirty-five students enrolled each semester
  • In a semester long project, students examined the key concepts in American political thought via the original cartoon collection of Lyle Lahey.
  • Working collaboratively with the art program, curator of art, and the archives staff, the students researched, developed, and hosted an exhibit in the campus art gallery. Final exhibit attracted local news media and was held in tandem with a visit from a New Yorker cartoonist.

This sort of creative work and willingness to see place for archival work in unusual and public forums is invaluable for helping expand public awareness both of archival records and the unique history of our region. “