September 1999 Web News
Two New Issues of Steel Shavings Published
Professor James Lane has published two new issues of Steel Shavings magazine dealing with the Calumet Region of Northwest Indiana during the 1970's. Volume 29, entitled " Tie-Dyes & Color Lines" explores popular culture, politics, fads and fashion, as well as relationships between the sexes and races. It features the work of over a hundred former students in Dr. Lane's history classes at IU Northwest, as well as several memoirs by area residents, an irreverent time line, and an oral history of the Richard G. Hatcher administration.
Volume 30, entitled " Steelworkers Fight Back: The Sadlowski/Balanoff Campaigns," was coedited with former union leader Mike Olszanski, an IU Northwest student, and deals with the Rank-and-File Insurgency Movement at Inland Steel;s Local Union 1010 and other United Steelworker locals in the area. Copies of both volumes are on sale at the IU Northwest Bookstore, and contributors should contact Dr. Lane for a free copy. A list and description of the other available Steel Shavings issues and an order form can be found on the Calumet Regional Archives' web site.
On October 23, there will be a book signing during a special Saturday evening "Seventies Night at Lake Street Gallery" located at 615 Lake Street in Gary's Miller Beach area between the hours of seven and ten.
CQ Weekly Offers Comprehensive Full-Text Coverage of the U.S. Political Scene
The IU Northwest Library recently added CQ Weekly, the online full-text version of Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report to its electronic database menu. Produced weekly by Congressional Quarterly, this web resource contains the following information on government:
American Medical Association Honors Transcultural and Multicultural Health Links Web Page
The American Medical Association recognized Ellen Bosman's Transcultural Multicultural Health Links web page for "its contributions to enhancing the cultural competence of physicians." The site was included in the Association's Cultural Competence Compendium published in June 1999.
Free People Read Freely: IU Northwest Library Commemorates Banned Books Week September 25 - October 2
Banned Books Week is a national event sponsored annually by the American Booksellers Association, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, the American Library Association, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Association of American Book Publishers, and the National Association of College Stores. It is also endorsed by the Library of Congress' Center for the Book.
From September 25 through October 2, the IU Northwest library will observe Banned Books Week with special exhibits and a lecture series. The exhibits will focus on censorship in Northern Indiana, a display of books that have been censored and/or burned throughout history as well as information why specific books were banned and general readings about censorship.
Here is the schedule for the Banned Books Week lecture series:
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