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Actually, Yes, It *Is* a Discovery If You Find Something in an Archive That No One Knew Was There

23 Jun

The researcher responsible for digging a report of Lincoln out of an archive responds to a recent Atlantic essay about her find.

Source: Actually, Yes, It *Is* a Discovery If You Find Something in an Archive That No One Knew Was There – The Atlantic

Where Historians Work: Q&A with Margaret Bendroth of the Congregational Library and Archives

23 Jun

It’s not enough to have an archive full of great stuff—“Library 2.0” as I’ve come to understand it, means making your material accessible and compelling to all kinds of different people. How do you convince the average person on the street that the past matters? Not in some golly-gee whiz isn’t this neat kind of way, but in clear and simple language.

At the Junto, Katy Lasdow interviews Margaret Bendroth, the Executive Director of the Congregational Library & Archives. (I just finished reading Bendroth’s The Last Puritans. It is well worth your time to read.)

Source: Where Historians Work: Q&A with Margaret Bendroth of the Congregational Library and Archives « The Junto

The Timeline as a Historical Tool

12 May

Historian Chris Gehrz points out the surprising power of the timeline as a tool for history professors: The Timeline as a Historical Tool – The Pietist Schoolman

Presidential historical illiteracy

2 May

This op-ed by two Catholic historians is worth reading. As a Protestant historian, I say “Amen”: Trump’s assault on our national history must end | Chicago Sun-Times

Every Historian Her Own Adventurer, or, don’t forget the archivist

1 May

This spring, early Americanists were abuzz about “a bit of real-life archival drama,” as Harvard scholars Danielle Allen and Emily Sneff announced that they had discovered a parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence in a British archives.

Did the historians discover it? Or, since an archivist had listed as among the papers of a British leader, and the list of contents of the papers was online, was it really a discovery?

Read Tom Cutterham’s reflections on this here at The Junto: Every Historian Her Own Adventurer « The Junto

The writing life of Harvard historian Jill Lepore

26 Apr

If only I could think and write as well as Jill Lepore … sigh. Read this fascinating interview with Lepore at the Harvard Gazette: The writing life of Harvard historian Jill Lepore | Harvard Gazette

London library makes denying the Holocaust a little harder

26 Apr

The Wiener Library for the Study of Holocaust & Genocide is making the United Nations’ files on World War II war crimes more accessible by allowing the general public to search an online catalog of the documents for the first time beginning Friday.

People will still have to visit the library in London or the US Holocaust Museum to read the actual files.The move is expected to increase interest in the archives of the United Nations War Crimes Commission, including the names of some 37,000 people identified as war criminals and security suspects. The commission operated in 1943-1949, but access to its records was restricted for political reasons in the early days of the Cold War.

Read the rest of Danica Kirka’s story on this at the Christian Science Monitor: London library makes denying the Holocaust a little harder – CSMonitor.com

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