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PA Hospital Historic Collections

The Pennsylvania Hospital (1755) by William Strickland.

The Pennsylvania Hospital Historic Collections documents the history of the Pennsylvania Hospital from 1751 to the present.

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Registration for the 2015 Miller Lecture is Now Open

The registration page for the 2015 Frederic M. Miller Lecture featuring Katherine Ott, a public historian and curator at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, is now open.

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Rutgers PhD candidate Christina Weyl receives Archives of American Art Graduate Research Essay Prize

The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art has announced Rutgers Art History PhD candidate Christina Weyl as the winner of this year’s Graduate Research Essay Prize. Weyl’s essay, titled Networks of Abstraction: Postwar Printmaking and Women Artists of Atelier 17, was constructed with evidence and research primarily obtained through the Archives of American Art.

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Reception and Lecture to Honor Dr. Martin Levitt, Librarian at the American Philosophical Society

The Temple University Department of History, the American Philosophical Society, and the Temple University Alumni Association have announced a special reception and lecture in honor of Dr. Martin Levitt, librarian at the American Philosophical Society. Dr. Levitt earned his doctoral degree at Temple University in 1991, and has taught archival studies courses for Temple’s History program for many years.

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October is Archives Month

Since 2006, archivists from institutions around the country have created programs that serve to remind people that archives are saving the important documents of our shared history.

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Pennsylvania Abolition Society Seeks Grant Proposals

The Pennsylvania Abolition Society seeks proposals for its annual grants to its fund established at The Philadelphia Foundation. The deadline for submission is December 31, 2014. For information on how to apply, visit the Pennsylvania Abolition Society’s website.

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Institute of Museum and Library Science Grants

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded grants for 211 museum projects totaling over $25M through its Museums for America and National Leadership Grants for Museums programs.

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Home Before The Leaves Fall

“Home Before the Leaves Fall: The Great War 1914-1918,” a collaborative commemoration of World War I by heritage and educational institutions through the City of Philadelphia, kicked off at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on June 26. Peter John Williams, author of a pictorial history, Philadelphia The War Years delivered a talk that highlighted Philadelphia’s importance as the third largest city in the United States at the start of World War I and as a manufacturing powerhouse known as the “workshop of the world.” Nearly 60, 000 Philadelphia men and 2,000 Philadelphia women served in World War I and thousands more worked in factories and shipyards supporting the war effort. A large naval yard, munitions manufacturing, and an aviation training facility transformed Philadelphia during the years of the Great War into fully mobilized war time economy more commonly associated with the World War II home front.

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NJHC offers grant workshops

The New Jersey Historical Commission will hold three workshops for its upcoming grant round. Representatives of New Jersey’s historical organizations are invited to attend a free workshop.

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Rutgers Launches New Digital Project on NJ and the Civil War

The Special Collections and University Archives at the Rutgers University Libraries announced last week that it has launched a new digital exhibition, Struggle Without End: New Jersey and the Civil War.

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Apr
22
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12:00 pm PubComm 2015 @ Arch Street Meeting House
PubComm 2015 @ Arch Street Meeting House
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Please join us for the 5th annual PubComm at the Arch Street Meeting House! We invite students, professionals, and faculty from public history, museum studies, and historic preservation programs throughout the region for an afternoon of camaraderie, networking, discussions, and
Apr
23
Thu
all-day Conference: Human Trafficking in...
Conference: Human Trafficking in...
Apr 23 – Apr 26 all-day
Call for Papers Human Trafficking in Early America 23-25 April 2015 An interdisciplinary conference hosted by the University of Pennsylvania, and co-sponsored by the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, the Department of History at the University of Maryland, College
4:46 pm National Council for Preservatio... @ Delaware State University
National Council for Preservatio... @ Delaware State University
Apr 23 @ 4:46 pm – Apr 25 @ 5:46 pm
From Delaware Historical and Cultural Affairs blog: From April 23 to 25, 2015, the National Council for Preservation Education will be hosting “Learning from the Reservation: Using the Traditional Cultural Place Perspective for Better Decision Making in a Diverse Cultural
Apr
24
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all-day Colored Conventions in the Ninet...
Colored Conventions in the Ninet...
Apr 24 – Apr 26 all-day
From coloredconventions.org: The Colored Conventions Project (coloredconventions.org) will host a two and half day symposium on April 24-26, 2015. Beginning in 1830 and continuing past the Civil War, once captive and free African Americans came together in national and state
Apr
25
Sat
9:00 am Emancipation 2015! Considering t... @ African American Museum
Emancipation 2015! Considering t... @ African American Museum
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The African American Museum in Philadelphia, Independence National Historical Park, Friends of Independence National Historical Park and Smithsonian Institution invite you to a FREE Symposium for Historians, Educators, Students and Other Lovers of History! Emancipation 2015! Considering the Relevancy and

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