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Miriam Wells

Ph.D. Candidate (ABD)

Fields: Public history, 19th and 20th Century US  
Education: AB, History, University of Chicago (2001); MS, Historic Preservation, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2009); M.A., History, UMass Amherst (2011). 

Interests: Generally, the way that written histories or museum exhibits use oral histories, material culture, ethnography, and the built environment to tell stories.  Specifically, New Deal arts programs, public art and building, labor and trades, nursing, Progressive Era social programs and immigration.