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| The notes which accompany
the photographs in the exhibit tell the stories which lie behind the images.
They serve to form a narrative which connects not only the photographs
in each family grouping, but also one family group to another. The
photographs of the individuals and families in the exhibit forcefully remind
us that local history is only a particular manifestation of much broader
About the Curator
Yildiray Erdener earned his Ph.D. in Folklore
/ Ethnomusicology from Indiana University's Folklore Institute. In
1988 he joined a team of scholars as a part of the "Shifting Gears" research
project. As the Scholar-in-Residence at the Lawrence Heritage State
Park, he focused his research on the ways in which the meaning of work
changed as workers moved from textile production to high technology plants.
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