This digital exhibit is Jillian Howell’s exit project for the University of Missouri – St. Louis Master of Arts in History with an emphasis on Museums, Heritage, and Public History.
This project would not have been possible without the encouragement of my advisor and committee chair Dr. Lara Kelland. Thank you for your patience and never-ending support. Additionally, I would like to thank my committee members, Dr. Andrew Hurley and Dr. Jeanne Zarucchi for their valuable guidance and insightful feedback. I would like to acknowledge the staff at the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum for providing me a Graduate Assistantship during the course of my studies. I would particularly like to single out Diane Everman. Diane, thank you for your support and camaraderie.
In addition, I would also like to thank Dr. Lauren Turek at Trinity University for encouraging me to pursue the study of history through music. I would like to thank my family for their wise counsel and sympathetic support, especially my mother for not blocking my phone calls…yet. To Katie Simms for allowing me to rant endlessly about musicians and helping me brainstorm punk rock solutions to academic problems. To Barbara Eloisa Howell for sitting with me through late nights since the fourth grade (yes, she is a cat). Lastly, a cosmic thank you to Frank Zappa for inspiring me to question absolutely everything.
"Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible." ...