Texas State’s Lone Star Cold War Group recognized for innovative teaching and research

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Jacob Sommers | April 16, 2020

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Texas State University’s Lone Star Cold War Group (LSCWG) has been added to The Cold War Portal, an interactive map of Cold War cultural and research institutions.

The Berlin Center for Cold War Studies announced the addition of Texas State after recognizing the College of Liberal Arts for its innovative teaching and research related to the Cold War. Texas State researchers have addressed military and strategic dimensions, as well as social and cultural developments during this period. 

In 2016, Texas State’s Common Experience theme, “A Century of Conflict,” acknowledged how wars have affected the development of U.S. identity, culture, society, and policy. 

The university’s “Study in America” program at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland, allows undergraduate and graduate students to advance their research on the Cold War. Students regularly publish their research on this period to the Texas State Undergraduate Research Journal (TXSTUR).

Faculty research contributors include Mary Brennan, dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Brennan teaches a graduate seminar on “Modern American History/Cold War” and is the author of “Wives, Mothers, and the Red Menace: Conservative Women and the Crusade against Communism,” a book about conservative women’s activism in the years immediately after World War II. 

Another faculty member of the LSCWG is Nancy Berlage, associate professor and director of Texas State’s Public History Program. Berlage is assistant editor of the 21-volume Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower.

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922