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Archive for April, 2012

Help Create a Name Index for the 1940 Census!

  Calling all Citizen Archivists!  The 1940 census has been online for two weeks now.  We have heard many great stories about people you have found in the census.  We also know there are some of you who don’t know where people were living in 1940 and therefore cannot search the census without an name […]

Eyewitness

“Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.” – Thomas Jefferson In my last post I raised the question of the role of museums in a digital world.  There are some obvious answers.  No one standing at the edge of the Grand Canyon would believe that a picture or […]

Legislative Archives Fellowship

Today’s post comes from Peter A. Shulman, Assistant Professor of History at Case Western Reserve University. In 2011 he held the inaugural Legislative Archives Fellowship at the National Archives.  The National Archives is now accepting applications for the 2012 Fellowship position.  For an application and more information, please visit the Center for Legislative Archives. I’d […]

The New DocsTeach App for iPad!

Today’s post comes from Stephanie Greenhut, Education Technology Specialist, in the Education and Public Programs division. Today we announced the release of the DocsTeach App for iPad, extending the dynamic learning opportunities available from the DocsTeach.org website to iPad users. Using the app, you can choose a topic, such as “Civics & Government” or “Postwar […]

Titanic Tag It Tuesday!

As a little girl, I was fascinated by the tragic side of history – assassinations, kidnappings, earthquakes, floods, and other disasters.  I was a very cheerful child. One of the tragedies that still holds my interest today is that of the Titanic.  100 years later, people are still fascinated by stories about the Titanic and […]

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