Something under the covers

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dc.contributor.advisor Pitts, Beverley J., 1942- en_US Schilling, Lucy Coyle en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US 2011-06-03T19:35:38Z 2011-06-03T19:35:38Z 1991 en_US 1991
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1991 .S35 en_US
dc.description.abstract "Something Under the Covers" is a factual report of the discovery of a prehistoric mammoth on a farm near Fairmount, Indiana, in the spring of 1904. It describes the circumstances of its excavation and subsequent purchase and shipment to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.The project required intensive research into the documents of the time and interviews with historians and paleontologists to ensure accuracy. Onsite observations and personal conversations were utilized to provide specific details to evoke the places and people involved in the piece.These are the techniques of "literary journalists" who manage to inform and engage their readers by embellishing factual information with the age-old devices of the storyteller. The creative project selects a historical event to demonstrate these techniques. If it is successful, the reader will be entertained and enlightened by "Something Under the Covers."
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Journalism
dc.format.extent iv, 68 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammoths -- Indiana. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Animals, Fossil -- Indiana. en_US
dc.title Something under the covers en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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