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MSU historian to lecture Nov. 18 on Montanans' response to WW I

November 7, 2005 -- From MSU News Service


Mary Murphy (MSU photo by Jay Thane.)   High-Res Available

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Mary Murphy will speak on "A Rich Man's Harvest and a Poor Man's Struggle: Montanans' Response to World War I" during her inaugural lecture as the newly named Michael P. Malone Professor of History at Montana State University.

The free public lecture will held at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, in the Leon Johnson Lecture Hall (room 346 in Leon Johnson) on the MSU campus. A reception will follow.

Murphy is nationally acclaimed for her research on western American History. Her most recent book, "Hope in Hard Times: New Deal Photographs of Montana, 1936-1942" received the Montana Book Award for 2003. She also wrote "Mining Cultures: Men, Women and Leisure in Butte, 1914-41" and co-edited "Montana Legacy: Essays on History, People and Place." She has lectured across the country on western mining history, women in the West, and history of the Great Depression, and has served as an historical advisor on a number of films and museum exhibits.

Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or evelynb@montana.edu