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Friday, November 6 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Location, Location, Location: Using Government Information to Explore Charleston and Discover Multidisciplinary Research Outcomes

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South Carolina’s iconic city, Charleston, is a place rich in culture and tradition. From its seaport setting to its striking architecture, Charleston is a uniquely interesting destination worth exploring. Using government information resources, this poster will highlight key elements of Charleston’s evolution from its earliest days to the present. The session will provide insight into history, demographics, civil engineering, industry, weather, the arts —and much more—to demonstrate the value of U.S. government publications for examining the legacy of a single city in the context of the transformation of the U.S. from a new nation to the world power it is today.

Expand your understanding of the importance of Charleston in U.S. naval, political, and economic history. Hear the opinions of the citizens of Charleston on a variety of government policy issues from the early 19th century to modern times. A study of Charleston that includes historic and current perspectives can describe changes in such things as agricultural practices and outcomes, harbor improvement, and response to natural disasters. Showcasing government information resources, this poster will highlight architecture in and around the city and will use historic maps to indicate fortifications and the locations of other significant structures at different times. It will not only provide insight into Charleston but also offer tips for using government information to research other U.S. localities, states, and regions, past to present.

Speakers
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Catherine Johnson

Product Manager-Lead, ProQuest
As Product Manager Lead at ProQuest, Catherine Johnson is responsible for ProQuest Congressional products. Catherine brings expertise and industry knowledge to her current role at ProQuest as the former Director of Market Planning for academic market legislative and historic services at LexisNexis. Catherine’s 34 years of experience in government information began at the start of her career working on CIS/Index in the editorial department... Read More →
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Marianne Ryan

Associate University Librarian, User Strategies, Northwestern University Libraries



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