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Archive for July, 2014

Webinars on Digital Dissemination grants

We’ve scheduled four webinars for people interested in applying for a grant under Digital Dissemination of Archival Collections program. The National Historical Publications and Records Commission invites applications for its new archival grant program to expand access to the nation’s most valuable archival resources. This grant program is designed to support the digitization of primary […]

The Art of Pitching

There is a lot of “pitching” that goes on at the NHPRC each summer. But alas, I am not referring to baseball. Summer is a particularly valuable time for us to describe our grants programs to potential applicants. What’s the same and what’s new? What does it take for an application to be really competitive? […]

Electronic Records: where we started and where we are going

I noticed recently that my doctor’s practice has gone entirely electronic. There were gaps in the records of course, but I was pretty impressed at how complete the system was. And it got me to thinking about the history of electronic records in archives. I had the privilege of working for the National Archives custodial […]

Three Huzzas from the Troops

Fireworks, ice-cold watermelon, and cookouts provided the makings of a perfect July 4 holiday for many Americans this last weekend, but readers of documents on Founders Online can learn that some early patriots celebrated independence in a much more rambunctious way. In fact most Americans did not learn about the Second Continental Congress’ actions until […]

Declaring Our Independence

It’s July 2!! Happy Independence Day!! Many of us grew up with the impression that the Founding Fathers declared independence from Britain when they approved and signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It is now more widely known that the Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, actually declared independence on July 2. John […]

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