First Measured Century oral history transcripts
Scope and Contents
This collection includes transcripts of oral history interviews conducted by New River Media as part of the documentary The First Measured Century. The interviews discuss the significance of the Middletown Studies.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Literary rights, including copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections. The publisher must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
The First Measured Century was a documentary based off of Louis Hicks’ book by the same title that premiered on PBS on Dec. 20, 2000. It focuses on the century’s inclination toward measuring everything. The documentary uses social data as a way to shed light on the many misconstrued notions about supposed American trends. [Taken from The Enterprise December 9, 2000]
0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
This collection is arranged in the following series:
Series 1: Oral history transcripts, 2000
No further additions are expected.
Collection processing completed 2009/11/17 by Jennifer Morrill. Finding aid created 2009/11/17 by Jennifer Morrill. EAD finding aid completed 2010/01/25 by Maren L. Read.
- Documents Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Middletown Studies Collection Subject Source: Local sources
- Muncie (Ind.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Oral history Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Transcription Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- First Measured Century oral history transcripts
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Part of the Middletown Studies Collection Repository
Alexander M. Bracken Library
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Muncie Indiana USA