Delve into the historical background of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and discuss the event’s continuing impact on American public memory with West Chester University's Dr. Robert Kodosky, Ph.D.
The lecture will be followed by Caring for Your Paper Collections: Preservation Best Practices, a workshop describing methods for preserving and sharing the letters, photographs, and other materials from the period. The talk addresses for a general audience the agents of deterioration to paper, how to recognize damage and when to call a conservator, and how to be proactive by choosing preservation quality materials for storing artifacts.
Act 48 credit is available. FREE for educators that attend the November 12 Melding Media and Primary Sources workshop.
Speaker's Bio: Dr. Robert Kodosky (Ph.D. Temple University, 2006) joined the history department in 2002 after teaching high school social studies in Philadelphia, PA (1989-2001). He serves as the faculty advisor to the Student Veterans Group and Phi Alpha Theta (history honors). He additionally acts as the Eastern Pennsylvania regional coordinator for Phi Alpha Theta and accepted an invitation to serve on Phi Alpha Theta’s national council (2015).
As a board member at the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center in West Chester, PA, Dr. Kodosky orchestrated an audio guide project for WCU students that earned the History Affiliates Award (2013). For his work with military veterans, on campus and off, including the oral history based initiative Soldiers to Scholars that he co-founded and directs, Dr. Kodosky received the Legion of Honor Humanitarian Award granted by the Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation (2014).
The author of Psychological Operations American Style: The Joint United States Public Affairs Office, Vietnam and Beyond (Lexington Books, 2007), Dr. Kodosky’s scholarship also appears in the Encyclopedia of Military Science, the American Intelligence Journal, The Routledge History of Social Protest in Popular Music, the Journal of Popular Culture, History: Reviews of New Books, the Michigan War Studies Review and H-War.