Homework for 2/21: Helpful Sources

Annotated Bibliography – Baker Poling

 

Miller, B. “Granville impressions”. The Advocate 24 Sept. 2006. Retrieved from http://proxy.lib.ohio-state.edu/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.proxy.lib.ohio-state.edu/docview/441950752?accountid=9783

This source is a supporting news article from the Newark Advocate written by Brian Miller in 2006. The author here describes the feelings one gets being in the town of Granville, how the town seems to be never changing as shown through an art show at the Bryn Du Mansion. This can be seen in the quote “Granville’s historic ambiance is admired by many who live outside the community, including artists” which shows how the true thing that draws people to Granville is its history, and how that history can still be seen. This will further my analysis because I can write about how representative the paintings are of the town, just like the photo, and the artists who love the feeling of the past in the town as well.

 

Burchard, D, and D. Michell. Denison University, Granville Ohio. 1938, David Rumsey Historical Map Collection. https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~292113~90063958:Denison-University,-Granville-Ohio

This source is a supporting record of the town of Granville, Ohio on the year 1938. The map shows the layout of the town and the points of interest about it around its edges. While there are no quotes from the map, attention will be drawn to the fact that the layout of the town in the 80+ years since its making has not changed, and that the landmarks can all still be seen around the town exactly as they appear on the map. The map will continue to deepen my analysis because I can show that Granville truly is adverse to change as there has been no change to the downtown area in the 80 years since the maps making, and from there can talk about the people of Granville.

 

Gilley, Ann, et al. “The University Immune System: Overcoming Resistance to Change.” Contemporary Issues in Education Research, vol. 2, no. 3, Jan. 2009, pp. 1–6. EBSCOhost, proxy.lib.ohio-state.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eric&AN=EJ1056934&site=ehost-live.

This supporting source is a peer reviewed research article that covers the resistance to change in universities and what can be done to move past that resistance. The main argument of this argument is that humans are adverse to change, and will do anything to avoid it but there are ways to move past that for the good of a university. A quote I will use to support my thesis is “People are inherently resistant to change; thus, avoiding or resisting change is human nature. Reasons for resistance to change are numerous, including one’s predisposition toward change, fear of the unknown…” (Page 2). As it may seem from that quote I will be using the first half of what this article is covering to support my thesis as the ways to move past a fear of change is not my topic. This will help my analysis because I can delve further into the psychology that makes Granville the stagnant, unchanging place it is.

 

“History of Granville.” Ohio Observer [Hudson, Ohio] 23 Apr. 1845: n.p. 19th Century U.S. Newspapers. Web. 18 Feb. 2019. http://find.galegroup.com.proxy.lib.ohio-state.edu/ncnp/infomark.do?&source=gale&prodId=NCNP&userGroupName=colu44332&tabID=T003&docPage=article&searchType=BasicSearchForm&docId=GT3004755021&type=multipage&contentSet=LTO&version=1.0

The article, “History of Granville” acts as a distraction from my main argument. The article titled “History of Granville” seems to be a stretch if it even applies. The author writes in this article as more of a history of the church, barely describing Granville other than the conception of it to which they go into little detail. One quote that displays this is “Nothing wakes up the human mind like a revival of religion. The reformation on the days of Luther not only put in motion religious affairs, but gave an impulse to learning, enterprise and other things”. This quote gives nothing to the history of Granville, only a small amount of information on the affect Martin Luther had on the church.

 

Edmondson, Jacqueline, et al. “Big School Change in a Small Town.” Educational Leadership, vol. 57, no. 7, Jan. 2000, pp. 51–53. EBSCOhost, proxy.lib.ohio-state.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eric&AN=EJ609643&site=ehost-live.

This contradicting peer reviewed article, “Big School Change in a Small Town”, is written to show how small towns can change contrary to popular belief. The article writes about how a town in Minnesota was facing issues with a shrinking population and support for the schools so they enacted a plan to counteract the issues, which sows that small towns can change. The ability of the town to change was shown by the results of the plan, “Surveys distributed during the final town meeting showed that 81 percent of community members believed that they had an increased knowledge of school issues. Sixty-seven percent of those surveyed suggested that as a result of participation in this process, they would be more likely to volunteer in future school-community projects.”. However, this can still be used to support my thesis, this situation cannot be applicable to Granville as Granville has not seen any problems that required drastic change to keep the town thriving, and when it has the problem has been ignored. This can be shown through the school levies of late where the school will continue to attempt to receive grant money but the township will vote it down as they do not understand why this could ever be needed.

 

 

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