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Lawton Gonder

Volume 28: Carmen Vielstädte (2011): Lawton Gonder. The life of a pottery tycoon as a topic for Cultural Studies

Heartland 28 / WVT 2011

ISBN 978-3-86821-317-1

€ 10,00 • $ 14,00

Genealogical research represents a significant part of cultural studies by giving valuable insights into American history and culture.

The objective of this case study is to create a portrait of the twentieth ­century tycoon Lawton Gonder by analyzing pictures of his various homes along with describing and exploring his way of life. Furthermore, this study focuses on his life and career as a pottery manufacturer as well as his contributions to patent applications.

The process of internet-based research is described step by step, along with useful websites and software options.

48 pp., 45 fig. 

Table of Contents

1 The life of a pottery tycoon as a Topic for Cultural Studies  2

2 An Online Search beyond Google  4

2.1 Patent search with USPTO and Google Patents  4

2.2 Google maps, vPike and Bing maps 8

2.3 Ancestry.com 9

3 Documenting and Archiving Research Findings 10

3.1 WebResearch 10

3.2 MindMeister  12

4 Case Study: Lawton Gonder  14

4.1 Lawton Gonder in Zanesville, Ohio 15

4.2 Early years in the pottery business 19

4.3 Founding a business  23

4.3.1 Gonder Ceramic Arts. Inc. 23

4.3.2 Elgee 25

5 The houses of the entrepreneur Lawton Gonder 29

5.1 539 Brighton Boulevard, Zanesville, Ohio 29

5.2 Farm in Mt. Gilead, Ohio 31

5.3 231 N. Main Street, Mt. Gilead, Ohio 31

5.4 1221 Blue Avenue, Zanesville, Ohio 33

5.5 805 Fairmont Avenue, Zanesville, Ohio 34

5.6 1271 Blue Avenue, Zanesville, Ohio   35

5.7 1128 East Drive, Zanesville, Ohio 37

6 Outlook and Open Questions  40

7 Sources 41

7.1 Literature  41

7.2 Websites 41

7.3 Print Articles and Documents  43

7.4 Table of Images 44

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