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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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…
Two Mid-Atlantic sites appear on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2016 List of 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.