Military historian to lead archival research workshop

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Military historian to lead archival research workshop

John J. Pershing poses with Nebraska U cadets during his tenure on campus. Pershing will be honored as part of new World War I service plaques being installed in Memorial Stadium.
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John J. Pershing poses with Nebraska U cadets during his tenure on campus. Pershing will be honored as part of new World War I service plaques being installed in Memorial Stadium.

Mitch Yockelson, the military historian who consulted with Nebraska’s Barney McCoy on the documentary, “Black Jack Pershing: Love and War,” is the featured speaker at a workshop on archival research, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Feb. 8 in Love Library South, Room 221.

Dr. Mitch Yockelson
Mitch Yockelson

Yockelson is a military historian and award-winning author of four books. His first book, “Borrowed Soldiers: Americans Under British Command 1918,” was named by London Independent as one of the best books on military history in 2008. He is the recipient of the Army Historical Foundation’s Distinguished Writing Award.

Yockelson lectures internationally and has acted as consultant for programs on the History Channel, PBS, 60 Minutes, Fox News, and The Pentagon Channel. He has also been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. On a regular basis, Yockelson leads tours of World War I battlefields for the Smithsonian and New York Times. Yockelson is a historical advisrr to the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission and is working with Nebraska NET on a new documentary.

This workshop is sponsored by the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, and the University Libraries Archives and Special Collections.

Screener  Black Jack Pershing: Love and War
Trailer: “Black Jack Pershing: Love and War"

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