history

the mu campus and environmental awareness:

expansion from the 1960s to today

By dr. kevorkian & HISTory 218

In the 1970s, historians began to develop an interest in environmental history: the interaction of humans and the environment. This area of history is now very active. Along with offering an introduction to the methods and insights of environmental history, History 218 in Spring 2020 has included an oral history project focused on the campus. This research and service learning project contributes to the campus commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day in 1970. Interview transcripts will be archived with the MU Oral History Collection.