Kyle Volk

Wiltse’s research featured in the New York Times

July 27, 2023

Professor Jeff Wiltse’s pathbreaking Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools (UNC, 2008) and his subsequent work on swimming and racial inequality in the U.S. continue to shape public conversations about racial conflict at public pools and drowning disparities…

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Preserving Montana’s Environmental History

May 15, 2023

In spring 2023, students in Visiting Professor Eric Zimmer’s U.S. Environmental History class collaborated with the Montana Natural History Center (MNHC) and the Mansfield Library Archives & Special Collections to plan and execute a class project surveying the Gabriel Collection…

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Podcast interview with Kyle Volk: “Maine Law and the Rum Riot”

February 2, 2022

Podbean Mainley History Podcast released an interview with Professor Kyle Volk, The Maine Law and Rum Riot, about the state of Maine and prohibition in the 19th century. Listen to the podcast interview here….

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Podcast interview with Kyle Volk: “Prohibition in the 1850s”

August 16, 2021

The Unsung History Podcast featured Professor Kyle Volk for an episode, Prohibition in the 1850s, about prohibition and alcohol in American history. Maine passed the first prohibition law in the early 1950s and 12 other states closely followed suit. This…

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Documenting COVID-19 Oral History Project

August 25, 2020

In Summer 2020, UM History faculty spearheaded a special internship program that trained students to use oral history to capture the lived experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The early fruits of this ongoing project are housed at the Mansfield Library…

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Online Biographical Dictionary of the Women’s Suffrage Movement

May 29, 2020

Between 2018 and 2020, in conjunction with the centennial of the 19th Amendment, students in Professor Anya Jabour’s course, HSTA 371H: Women in America: From the Civil War to the Present, researched and wrote biographical sketches of Montana suffragists. Approximately…

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Gals Against Smog and Pollution: Montana Women Take on Polluters

April 4, 2020

In Spring 2020, the students in Professor Leif Fredrickson’s HSTA375: Doing Local History: Missoula course helped create a digital exhibit that examined Gals Against Smog and Pollution (GASP), a women-led local environmental group that battled for clean air in western…

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A Music Mosaic: How Missoula Built its Rockin’ Community

December 6, 2019

In Fall 2019, students in Professor Leif Fredrickson’s Exploring Public History course curated an exhibit on Missoula’s rock ‘n’ roll history. A Music Mosaic: How Missoula Built its Rockin’ Community was the product of several months of archival research, oral…

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Outdoor Gear Stories in the Treasure State

April 4, 2019

Students in postdoctoral fellow Rachel Gross’s Exploring Public History course constructed an exhibit on the history of outdoor gear. “Outdoor Gear Stories in the Treasure State” was on display to the public at the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula from…

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Wet Missoula Oral History Project

May 29, 2018

In Spring 2018, students in Professor Kyle G. Volk’s HSTA377: Intoxication Nation: Alcohol in American History conducted a series of oral interviews documenting Missoula’s craft alcohol industry in the twenty-first century. This first stage of the Wet Missoula project focused on business…

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