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DISCOVERY FIVE HUNDRED

Newsletter of the Columbus Quincentenary

Between May, 1986 and December, 1992, 23 issues of Discovery Five Hundred, The Newsletter of the Columbus Quincentenary, were published by Joe Laufer. Nineteen of the issues were preserved electronically on the Millersville University CIRS System for retrieval via the internet. The final 4 issues did not find their way into the system and have been scanned here (on www.BurlcoHistorian.com and on www.issuu.com/lauferpublications).

Because of legal reasons, the CIRS System sponsored by Millersville University was shut down in 2011. Thanks to Dr. Thomas Tirado, the Professor who created the CIRS, The 19 issues of the first six volumes of Discovery 500 have been saved and shared with me for publication here. I have uploaded them as "doc." files, except for the six that have been identified as "pdf." files. Eventually I will provide an index of the more scholarly and interesting content, of which there is much! For those not necessarily interested in all the stories, I recommend the final valume (December, 1992) which provides a retrospective on the Quincentenary.

Volume 1, No. 1 - May, 1986 (4 pages) - doc

Volume 1, No. 2 - October, 1986 (8 pages) - doc

Volume 2, No. 1 - May, 1987 (4 pages) - doc

Volume 2, No. 2 - October, 1987 (14 pages) - doc

Volume 3, No. 1 - March, 1988 (15 pages) - doc

Volume 3, No. 2 - June, 1988 (10 pages) - doc

Volume 3, No. 3 - October, 1988 (12 pages) - doc

Volume 4, No. 1 - January, 1989 (14 pages) - doc

Volume 4, No. 2 - April, 1989 (11 pages) - doc

Volume 4, No. 3 - July, 1989 (12 pages) - doc

Volume 4, No. 4 - October, 1989 (no doc version, only pdf)

Volume 4, No. 4 - October, 1989 (8 pages) (pdf)

Volume 5, No. 1 - February, 1990 (13 pages) doc

Volume 5, No. 2 - Spring, 1990 (19 pages) doc

Volume 5, No. 2 - Spring, 1990 (10 pages) (pdf)

Volume 5, No. 3 - Summer, 1990 (14 pages)

Volume 5, No. 4 - October, 1990 (21 pages) doc

Volume 5, No. 4 - October, 1990 (12 pages) (pdf)

Volume 6, No. 1 -Spring, 1991 (18 pages)

Volume 6, No. 2 -Summer, 1991 (14 pages)

Volume 6, No. 3-4 - Fall-Winter, 1991 (13 pages)

Final Volume (VII) of Discovery Five Hundred in pdf format only (no doc):

Volume 7, No. 1 and 2 - Spring/Summer, 1992 (16 pages) (pdf)

Volume 7, No. 3, - Fall, 1992 (8 pages) (pdf)

Volume 7, No. 4 - Final Issue: December, 1992 (10 pages) (pdf)

This final issue consists of a retrospective on the Columbian Quincentenary with several editorial articles by Joe Laufer and a catalog of Quincentenary activities spearheaded by Joe. Highly recommended reading!

Four Columbus Monographs by Joe Laufer

(click on the title for a copy)

Beyond Traditional Boundaries: A cross-Cultural Study of the Meaning of the Columbus Quincentenary

A paper delivered by Joe Laufer at Millersville University of Pennsylvania for the Columbian Quincentenary Project, "Teaching the Age ofDiscovery: An Introduction" - underwritten by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission - April 19, 1991

The Multi-Ethnic Columbus

A speech delivered by Joe Laufer at the Second Annual Festival of Cultures at the Columbus Chapel an Boal Mansion Museum, Boalsburg, PA on Oct. 8, 1989

Columbus Mythbusters

A leaflet created by Joe Laufer in 1990

Reviews of Children's Books on Christopher Columbus

Reviews by Joe Laufer of Children's Books published for the 1992 Quincentenary

 

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