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Wartburg College History: Wartburg and
the World

Wartburg and the World

This topic is related to course that has not been offered since Winter 2001. However, for students still interested in finding articles in Wartburg sources for how Wartburg reacted to and covered major world events, the following information is supplied.

Topics by Decade

All dates refer to articles in The Wartburg Trumpet.

To locate copies of this newspaper:

  • Copies are shelved under "Wartburg Trumpet' in journals (1st floor).
  • Copies are also available in Archives (3rc1 floor).
  • Some issues are kept on permanent reserve at the Service Desk.

1940s

  • World War II - 1941-1945 issues
    • Pearl Harbor -Dec. 7, 1941
    • Knights in the military - Jan. 15, 1944
    • Eisenach after the war - Sept. 29, 1945
  • Franklin Roosevelt dies - April 14, 1945 GI Bill -March 9, 1946
  • Truman-Dewey Election -Fall 1948 issues

1950s

  • Korean War -Jan. 13, 1951
  • Eisenhower-Stevenson election - October through November 1951 issues

1960s

  • Vietnam War protests -Fall 1969 issues
  • Peace Corps -Nov. 4, 1961
  • Berlin Crisis - October 14, 1961 Assassination of John Kennedy -Nov. 1963

1970s

  • Vietnam War
    • Cambodia -Nov. 12, 1979
    • Anrnesty for draft dodgers and deserters - Oct. 12, 1973
    • Vietnam air campaign -December 10,. 1971
    • Selective Service policy changes -Oct. 1, 1971
  • Siege of U.S. Embassy inTehren, Iran- Nov. 12, 1979
  • Women's Liberation Movement: Bella Abzug -Sept. 18, 1978 Carter vs. Ford debate -Oct. 29, 1976
  • Nuclear power -Jan. 21, 1977 Alaskan pipeline -Sept. 26, 1975 Health food -Sept. 20, 1974
  • Master' s and Johnson report on sexuality -Oct. 25, 1974 and Nov. 1, 1974 Energy crisis - 1976 issues
  • Streakers - Oct. 18, 1993; also in 1974 Fortress (Wartburg yearbook)

1980s

  • War in Afghanistan -Jan. 14, 1980
  • Iranian hostage crisis:  Kathryn Koob- Nov. 3, 1980
  • U.S. involvement inEl Salvador -Sept. 27, 1983 Invasion of Grenada -No. 15, 1983
  • Energy conservation at Wartburg - Sept. 21, 1981 Tiananmen Square, China - Sept. 18, 1989

1990s

  • Los Angeles earthquake -Jan. 24, 1994
  • Monica Lewinsky and President Clinton - Jan. 26, 1998
  • Collapse of the Soviet Union -Feb. 10, 1992

2000s & 2010s

  • This list was made for a course in Winter 2001, before Sept. 11. The course has not been offered since then, but if it is, we will add more recent relevant issues!

Assorted Sources

Overview Sources acquaint you with your topic, clarify unfamiliar terms or ideas, and usually provide a short bibliography  of important sources.

  • Encyclopedia Britannica - access through the Databases A-Z page
  • CQ Researcher - access through the Databases A-Z page
  • Editorial Research Reports; 300.5 Ed4 1969-1991 (precursor to CQ Researcher)
  • Fly the Banner High: The Story of Wartburg College Journalism, 1906-199 1; 378.77 K967; also in Archives
  • Wartburg College.  1852-1952; a Centennial History; 378.777 Ot8; on permanent reserve
  • Wartburg College 1952-1977; 378.777 Ot8 1977; on permanent reserve
  • Encyclopedia of Conflicts Since World War II; Ref  909.82 Enl9 1999
  • Historic Documents of 1972- (annual to present year); Ref  917.303 H629
  • Great Events from History: North American Series; Ref. 970 G798 D        
  • Album of American History; Ref  973 ALI
  • Annals of America; Ref 973 An7 (21 volumes)
  • Encyclopedia of the United States in the Twentieth Century; Ref  973 En 19 1996
  • The New Encyclopedia of American Scandal; Ref  973 N42 2001
  • African-American History ; Ref 973.0496 Enl9 1998
  • St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture; Ref  973.9 Sa23 2000
  • Cold War Culture; Ref  973.92 Sch95
  • The Sixties in America; Ref. 973.92 Si97 1999
  • The 1960s Counterculture in America ; Ref. 973.923 H282 1999

Chronologies are a type of Fact Source.  They tell you when events occurred and what other events were occurring about the same time.

  • Editorials on File; Ref  909.82 Ed4 (1970 to the present in reference)
  • Facts on File; Ref  909.82 Fl I (1946 to the present year in reference)
  • Keesing 's Contemporary Archives: Record of World Events; Ref. 909.82 K25 (1969-  )
  • The American Years : A Chronology of United  States History; Ref  973.02 G914 1999
  • Timetables of African-American History; Ref  973.0496 H227 1995
  • From Elvis to E-Mail; Ref 973.9 D561 1999
  • Columbia Chronicles of American Life; Ref. 973.9 G565 1995

Finding Sources lead you to magazine and newspaper articles on your topic:

  • Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature ; Index 050.16 P78r (1st floor). Also available on FirstSearch since 1983.
  • New York Times Index ; Index 070.471 N42 (1st floor).  Also available on Lexis-Nexis since 1980.
  • America: History and Life; historical coverage of the U.S. from prehistory to the present. Available online under ''Library Resources"then "Finding Sources"then "ABC-Clio History Online.

*This list was made for a course in Winter 2001. The course has not been offered since then, but all books in the collection listed here should still be on the shelves.