Saint Martin’s hosts a lecture on “Harry Truman and the Korean War"

November 18, 2009

Lacey, Washington —Visiting historian Dr. Michael Devine will give a lecture on “Harry Truman and the Korean War” at Saint Martin’s University in Harned Hall, Room 110 on Monday, November 23 at 12 p.m. The lecture is sponsored by the University’s Department of History.

Dr. Michael J. Devine is the director of the Harry S Truman Presidential Library in Independence, Missouri. He has more than thirty-five years of experience in the management of historical institutions. The Harry S Truman Library is one of thirteen federal presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, and the Library holds the records of the Truman administration and 25,000 artifacts related to Mr. Truman’s life and times.

Dr. Devine holds a Ph.D. from Ohio State University and has published widely on American foreign policy, Illinois history, the history of the American West, and Public History. He served as a Senior Fulbright Lecturer to Argentina in 1983 and Korea in 1995, and has consulted on more than a dozen projects for the American Association of Museums. Dr. Devine served on the faculty of the University of Wyoming from 1991-2001, where he taught courses in U.S. and diplomatic history, and directed the University’s American Heritage Center from 1991-2000.

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Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 380-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its five extension campuses located at Fort Lewis Army Post, McChord Air Force Base, Olympic College, Centralia College, and Tacoma Community College.

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