This week, Harvard scholar Dr. John Stauffer discusses the legacy of Frederick Douglass, particularly his use of early photography. This lecture was recorded live at the American Writers Museum in March 2019. Quick programming note: Dr. Stauffer used photographs to go along with his presentation. If you would like to see those, you can watch [...]
From a small town dairy farm to a Mayo Clinic surgeon. Kevin’s old college roommate shares his amazing stories of performing surgery in poverty-stricken countries. Dr. John Stauffer also shares some hilarious stories of the pranks his family pulled on Kevin during his first visit to their family farm.
John Stauffer: Wanted Posters, Photography, and the Search for Lincoln’s Assassins
In this episode of Houghton75, we speak with John Stauffer, Professor of English as well as African and African American Studies, about the wanted poster that was integral to finding and capturing the assassin (John Wilkes Booth) of President Lincoln and his conspirators. The poster was one of the first to have photographs, but those on Houghton’s copy aren’t quite what they seem. The poster is on display in our current exhibition, where it can be viewed through April 22, 2017. Find out more about the exhibition and Houghton Library’s 75th anniversary celebrations at http://houghton75.org/hist-75h Transcript and detailed music notes: http://wp.me/p7SlKy-mo Louis Moreau Gottschalk’s “The Union (Fantasy on Patriotic Airs)” played by Alan Marks, from http://www.wyastone.co.uk/gottschalk-music-for-2-and-4-hands.html “Booth Killed Lincoln” sung by Bascom Lamar Lunsford from the Library of Congress https://www.loc.gov/item/ihas.200197130/