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One of the more remarkable aspects of the Way We Live Now is our expectations in finding answers right away. We reach for our smartphones to check the weather or decide on a restaurant or a show or find out the latest news. When the questions are deeper, many of us turn first to the […]

Digitizing Boston’s Desegregation Records for the Classroom

In 1972, parents of African American children brought a class action lawsuit alleging that the Boston School Committee violated the 14th Amendment with a deliberate policy of racial segregation. The judge found that Boston schools had intentionally carried out a program of segregation and ordered the School Committee to formulate a desegregation plan. When the […]

TR and the Archives

Have you been watching “The Roosevelts” on PBS? Bully! As many know, President Franklin Roosevelt was instrumental in the creation of the National Archives, signing the 1934 Act that established both the Archives and the National Historical Publications Commission (later renamed as the National Historical Publications and Records Commission). But it was President Theodore Roosevelt […]

Six Degrees of Richard Nixon

Forty years ago, on August 9, 1974, Richard Nixon resigned as President of the United States. The troubled conclusion to his term in office was the result of the Watergate investigations, but to understand the history, we must understand the man. Tracing the history of Richard Nixon illustrates the unique role that the National Archives […]

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 rise of digital historical resources

From the very first year of NHPRC funding, the Commission has embraced new technologies to increase public access to historical records. In the beginning, the strategy was to fund both historical documentary editions in print publications and the microfilming of collections of historical records. Microfilm editions were effective ways for editors to assemble records from […]

JFK on the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

On June 17, 1963, President John Kennedy hosted a luncheon at the White House for the editors and sponsors of the historical documentary editions of the papers of the Founders and other leading figures in American history. At the luncheon, he endorsed the idea of funding for the National Historical Publications Commission (as the NHPRC […]

Ike’s Thank You

A week after the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944, General Dwight Eisenhower sent the following message on June 13 to the Troops of the Allied Expeditionary Forces after touring the Normandy beachhead: “One week ago this morning there was established through your coordinated efforts, our first foot-hold in Northwestern Europe. High as was my […]

Pickles and Steel!

The Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh received an NHPRC grant to support a two-year project to process 13 collections that document business and industries in western Pennsylvania, 1844-2002. The Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania was established in 1879 and began doing business as the Senator John Heinz History Center (HHC) in 1996. HHC […]

Recorded Webinar on Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions

The webinar on the grant announcement for the NHPRC Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions held on Tuesday, May 20, 3:00 PM EDT was recorded. You can watch and listen here: https://connect16.uc.att.com/gsa1/meet/?RecordingKey=9F59B957-C065-48D9-A695-DFF6A2D0C690 If you have questions, please ask.

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