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Pickerill Lecture Series to feature historian Dr. Kim Porter

andy lambertNovember 3, 2015

Porter, DrDr. Kimberly Porter, author and history professor at the University of North Dakota, will be the featured speaker at the Dr. Max Pickerill Lecture Series hosted by Colby Community College on Tuesday, Nov. 10. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in the Northwest Kansas Cultural Arts Center on the CCC campus.

Porter focuses her attention on United States history, particularly the 1877-1945 era. Her research centers on rural history and oral history. In addition to authoring multiple books and articles, she served six years as editor of The Oral History Review, the journal of record for the English-speaking oral history community.

The title of Porter’s presentation Tuesday is “The Moses of His People: Henry Field and station KFNF.” Field was an Iowa-based entrepreneur who started one of the first privately held radio stations west of the Mississippi River, unsuccessfully ran for Congress, and urged Americans to thoughtfully consider what was being lost with the urbanization of their nation. 

Porter received her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1995. She has been at the University of North Dakota since 1996 and teaches courses in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, as well as the New Era and the New Deal. 

There is no charge to attend.  The Max Pickerill Lecture Series is funded annually by anonymous donors.  For more information contact Linda Davis-Stephens at (785) 460-5528.

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