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7th Annual Public History Community Forum

MARCH is co-sponsoring the 7th Annual Public History Community Forum. FREE with RSVP.

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CFP–Pippi to Ripley 4: Sex and Gender in Children’s Lit, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Comics

Pippi to Ripley 4 is an interdisciplinary conference with a focus on women and gender in imaginative fiction. We invite papers devoted to fictional characters in all media.

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Whither Washingtonia? Design Plans for Renovated MLK Library Leave Questions

By Matthew B. Gilmore As I reported in August, 2016, the Martin Luther King Memorial Library in Washington, D.C. is slated to closed March 4, 2017, for at least three years, with reopening planned for some time in 2020. A final

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Still Struggling, Still Preserving: Update on the District of Columbia’s Archives and Public Records Office

By Matthew B. Gilmore

The Office of Public Records (OPR) is a division under the District of Columbia’s Office of the Secretary. OPR currently operates an Archives and Records Center facility at Naylor Court. This facility is supplemented by other city and Federal facilities to store public records. The Naylor Court facility has reached its storage capacity and its physical and mechanical deficiencies make it inadequate for the long-term preservation of the city’s archival records.

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There’s No Place Like Kickstarter

To help fund conservation and display of Dorothy’s red slipper from The Wizard of Oz, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History has launched a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $300,000.

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Exhibit: The First Jewish Americans

A new exhibit opening this fall at the New-York Historical Society will examine the story of newcomers to the New World, both Jewish and of Jewish ancestry, and their impact on the cultural, social, and political life of the young nation.

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Why Humanities Matter

Members of the Rutgers community are invited to join President Robert Barchi on Wednesday, October 26 for the final 250th Anniversary Presidential Symposium on Higher Education, titled “Why the Humanities Matter.”

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