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Friends of the Carlyle Campbell Library: Fall 2017 Dinner

Making History : Historians Talk About Publishing Their Work

Making History



Joe Mobley

Joe A. Mobley spent years as a historical editor with the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources and as an instructor of history at NC State University. He is the author of numerous works of history including Weary of War: Life on the Confederate Home Front, and North Carolina Governor Richard Caswell: Founding Father and Revolutionary Hero.


MAKING HISTORY ~ Historians Talk About Publishing Their Work

Join us for dinner and a behind-the scenes conversation about writing, publishing and accessing history.  Historians (and Friends members!) Joe Mobley and Dan Fountain will be joined by Layla Milholen of McFarland Publishers.  The library's Jeff Waller, Head of Research and Instruction, will moderate the panel.

Hors d'oeuvres service starts at 6:00 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Make your reservations and payments: 
online  - at the website:
by phone - 919/760-8739
by mail - send your name/address/phone + number of reservations + check to: Friends of the Carlyle Campbell Library, Meredith College, 3800 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27607-5298

Seating is limited and reservations will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.
Get your reservation in early!!

Friends Members $22  *  $7 for students  *  $28 for non-members
Include $25 annual membership dues to join the Friends.


Layla Milholen

Layla Milholen graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Applied Anthropology from Appalachian State University. She has been employed as an editor with McFarland Publishers since 2010.


Jeff Waller is the Head of Research and Instruction at the Meredith College library.  He is also the library's research specialist in the field of History, and advises senior history majors as they research their thesis papers.  Prior to moving to North Carolina in 2014, he served at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire as the head of the library's reference department.  This is his second career, following a seven-year stint as a consulting economist to the gas and electric utility industry. He has a Master's in Library Science degree from Indiana University. Jeff says of his job, "I find it richly rewarding to help students navigate the research process and see them gain confidence in their own abilities. These skills help our graduates become more discerning and involved citizens who make the best-informed decisions for themselves, their families, and society as a whole." Check out Jeff's Meredith Minute here: 


Dr. Dan Fountain is an associate professor of history at Meredith College. He is the author of Slavery, Civil War & Salvation: African American Slaves and Christianity, 1830-1870, as well as a contributor to many academic publications.


Additional publications include:

“Religion and Slavery,” in The Encyclopedia of Mississippi History Charles Reagan Wilson, ed., 2014.

“Slave Life and Culture” in Encyclopedia of the Early Republic and Antebellum America Christopher Bates, ed. M.E. Sharpe, 2010.

“Charles Octavius Boothe” African American National Biography Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, eds. Oxford University Press, 2008.