The False Promise of Refrigerators as Labor Saving Devices: Refrigerator Advertising and Household Labor from 1920-1960

This paper was written for HIST 410 as my senior thesis research project. This in-depth research paper delves into the historiography of advertising, the history of household labor, and approaches to feminist and labor history. It examines archival refrigerator advertisements to make an argument about why mid-twentieth century women were tied to their kitchens. Download a copy of the paper by clicking the button to the right.

Native American Alumni of Concordia College Oral History Project

This oral history project was created for the course HMS 480: Independent Study as a senior thesis project. I designed an oral history project focusing on Native American alumni of the college and completed one oral history interview. I recorded, transcribed, and prepared the interview for cataloguing by the Concordia College Archives. Although the interview is not currently publicly available, you can click the button on the right to view the Concordia College Archive’s collection catalogue. 

Mapping Marriage in Clay County, MN, 1901 & 1921

This digital project was created for the course HIST 325: Doing Digital History at Concordia College in collaboration with Heidi Fods, Johanna Haeg, Alexis Johnson, Jarret Mans, Joshua Olson, Aria Roberts, and Dustin Steedsman. We examined geographical and biographical data about couples who were married in Clay County in 1901 and 1921. Click the button to the right to visit the StoryMap presentation.

Why the Boy Scouts? The National Elk Refuge and the ElkFest Antler Auction

This paper was written for the course HIST 310: Nature’s Place in U.S. History. I examined the mutually beneficial relationship between the National Elk Refuge in Jackson, WY and the local Boy Scouts through their annual antler collection and auction. Download a copy of the paper by clicking the button to the right. 

A Tale of Two Cities: CLV Waldsee in the Crucible of History and Memory

This collaborative paper was written for the course HIST 210: Introduction to Historical Inquiry with Casey Coste, Ivy Durand, Colleen Egan, Allison Hennes, Jarret Mans, Robert Meints, Robert Meints, and Angela Summers. The paper examined the connection between the name of the Concordia Language Village’s German camp and Auschwitz, as well as how this connection was discovered and dealt with in 2018. Download a copy of the paper by clicking the button to the right. 

Men and Myth: Analyzing the Philosophies and Relationship of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien 

This paper was written for the course Religion in Fantasy: The Life, Work, and Theology of C.S. Lewis. The paper focuses on Lewis’ and Tolkien’s own unique interpretations of the concept of “myth” and how those influenced not only their writings, but their personal relationship as well. Download a copy of the paper by clicking the button to the right.