Voices from the Dust Bowl, by the Library of Congress, is an ethnographic field collection documenting the everyday life of residents of central Californian migrant work camps in 1940-41. The collection includes audio recordings, photographs, manuscript materials, and related documentation.
Conceived in 1932 by the original Orange Bowl Committee, the Orange Bowl was created as a popular tourism attraction for the New Year's Festival in Miami that would attract national publicity and bring more businesses and money to South Florida. This venture proved successful as the Orange Bowl celebration grew in both size and popularity, becoming a national extravaganza with their lavish parades, annual football games, and beauty pageants, all in an effort to create the "world's greatest half-time spectacle."
The first football game ever put on by the committee was in 1932 between the University of Miami Hurricanes and Manhattan College from New York City in what was then called the Festival of Palms Bowl. In 1935, the festival was renamed as the Orange Bowl and started featuring college football teams to participate based on their national rankings rather than offering a guaranteed position, and it was recognized by the NCAA as the first "official" Orange Bowl. The Orange Bowl stadium was created in 1937 to accommodate the game as well as the Miami Dolphins home games and several Super Bowls up until it was demolished in 2008, but it gained a prolific reputation as a local attraction during its lifespan in south Florida.
The Orange Bowl Records contains documents, financial and administrative files, scrapbooks, photographs, ephemera, pamphlets, newsclippings, audiovisual material, and 3D objects pertaining to the Orange Bowl Committee and their archives.
The collection consists of photographs, publications, pamphlets and other items on the history of the Orange Bowl donated by the University of Miami Athletics to the University Archives from the 1980s to present.
The bulk of this collection consists of photographs taken and developed by W.R. Peters between 1942 and 1955 while working for Pan Am. It also includes: a Miami and Latin American Division pilot and cabin service personnel directory, a pilot seniority list, a grievance conciliation and agreement list, and some photographs that were not taken by Mr. Peters that were acquired at antique stores.
The collection candidly depicts the working lives of Pan Am flight attendants and pilots, including excellent images of insignia, aircraft, and architecture. Photographs not by Peters include images taken during the 747SP “New Horizons” speed record breaking around the world flight in 1977, the Orange Bowl Parade, and flight attendant class photos from the 36th Street flight academy.
The 90 minute video recording contains an oral history interview of Mrs. Marcella U. (Ungar) Werblow. She was a daughter of Arthur A. Ungar, who was a trustee of the university from 1930s to 1960s. She was also an aunt of Leonard Abess, Jr., a former chair of the Board of Trustees.
In the interview, Mrs. Werblow discusses her childhood in Miami, including the 1926 hurricane, her education, attending the University of Miami, her father’s involvement with the University of Miami, the Orange Bowl, Westview Country Club and other community causes, as well as anti-Semitism in Miami history.
The interview was conducted by Arva Moore Parks McCabe, a renowned anthor and Miami historian, a trustee of the University of Miami, and an ardent supporter of the University of Miami Libraries.
The oral history program was funded by the University of Miami Libraries, and the project was coordinated by Laura Capell, Digital Special Collections and Oral Histories Librarian.
The Augustus C. Mayhew, Jr. Photograph Collection consists of black and white photographs of the Mayhew and McAbee families during their time living in the American colony of La Gloria in the province of Camagüey, Cuba. The photographs include views of La Gloria from 1901 to 1952, the Mayhew family and neighbors, and the Mayhew apiary "Bee Ranch" and orange groves.
NOTE: Two postcards were transfered from this collection to CHC0359: Cuban Postcard Collection.
In the first part of my dissertation I examine the mechanism by which the beta1 subunit modulates the gating of the BK channel by exploring which structure features of the alpha subunit are involved in the major action of the beta1 subunit of increasing the apparent Ca2+ sensitivity and the Po of the channel. I found that the beta1 subunit increased the apparent Ca2+-sensitivity of Slo1 channels, independently of whether the alpha subunits were expressed as separate cores (S0--S8) and tails (S9--S10) or full length, and this increase was still observed after the Ca2+ bowl was inactivated by mutation. These findings indicate that the increase in apparent Ca2+ sensitivity induced by the beta1 subunit does not require either the Ca2+ bowl or the linker between the core and the tail, and that Slo3 tails cannot substitute for Slol tails.I also observed that the beta1 subunit also induced a decrease in voltage sensitivity that occurred with either Slo1 or Slo3 tails. In contrast, the beta1 subunit-induced increase in the apparent Ca2+ sensitivity required Slo1 tails and was absent with Slo3 tails. This differential effect of the beta1 subunit on voltage and Ca2+ activation of the channel suggests that voltage and Ca2+ may be acting through separate pathways.The second part of my dissertation explores further the mechanism by which the beta1 subunit modulates the gating of BK channel by examining the action of the beta1 subunit on a triply mutated channel in which the Ca2+- and Mg2+-dependent activating mechanisms were completely disrupted by mutating three sites to remove the Ca 2+ and Mg2+ sensitivity. I found that the presence of the beta1 subunit partially restored Ca2+ sensitivity to the triply mutated channels, but not Mg2+ sensitivity. These observations suggest that the beta1 subunit increases Po by working through the Ca2+-, rather than the Mg2+-, dependent activating mechanisms, and that the action of the beta1 subunit is downstream from the Ca2+ binding sites.Finally, I also showed that Mg2+i can inhibit, rather than activate, BK channels in the presence of the beta1 subunit for intermediate levels of Ca2+i. This is in contrast to the activating effect of Mg2+ in the absence of the beta1 subunit, reported previously. This differential effect of Mg2+, which is controlled by the presence or absence of the beta1 subunit, provides a novel regulatory mechanism of BK channel activity. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)