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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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Two Kings and the NMAAHC

By Mariam Williams

Not seeing black people as active participants in American history and its ongoing push toward democracy always has been a hurtful and angering thing to me. It says to black people—and especially to black children who have little, if any, control over their education—that they are irrelevant and that black people have deserved all race-based mistreatment they’ve received, past or present.

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Encyclopedia Project Reaches 400 Topics

The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia project based at MARCH has reached and surpassed the milestone of 400 topics online with the publication of the essay Community Development, by Howard Gillette Jr. and Domenic Vitiello, two of our editors. The continuing

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