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July/August 2001

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July/August 2001

The Great Experiment

Contentious debates about ideas and values have shaped American education since its inception.

By Paulette W. Campbell

Volume 22, Issue 4

Schoolhouse in Okanogan, Washington, 1907.

Photo by Frank Matsura. National Archives

  • Features

    Steps pf Black Mountain College, Black Mountain, NC, 1939

    Wild Intellectuals and Exotic Folks

    A small college in North Carolina devised a radically different approach to education by bringing together artists and scholars.

    By Rachel Galvin

    Fallout: Art and Design in the Atomic Age

    The plastics of wartime were transformed into Tupperware cocktail shakers as a new aesthetic emerged after the dropping of the bomb.

    By Pedro Ponce

    Making Culture Visible

    How turn-of-the-century libraries found a new resource in photography.

    By Julie K. Brown

    75 Years of Route 66

    America's famous road west celebrates a birthday.

    By Amy Lifson

    Pioneer Painters

    Works by three Lutheran artists who shaped the early religious environment in the upper Midwest are on display in Iowa.

    By Chrissa Gerard
  • Departments


    The Lone Star State Crosses a New Frontier

    Douglas E. Barnett talks with NEH Chairman William R. Ferris about taking the New Handbook of Texas online.

    Executive Function

    Alice Smith Barkley

    For twenty years, North Carolina's Alice Smith Barkley has spearheaded programs ranging from literacy campaigns to oral history training.

    By Chrissa Gerard


    Editor's Note, July/August 2001

    By Mary Lou Beatty