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More History Than We Can Handle?

This is an interesting discussion from the National Council on Public History conference blog.  I’ve mentioned before that we need a new term to describe this wonderful phenomenon of more and more people documenting their lives publicly, and projects like … Continue reading

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Archie Green

Folklorist and musicologist Archie Green (b. 1917), who established the American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress, has died. Raised by a socialist father, Green worked in the San Francisco shipyards during WWII and both experiences inspired his lifelong … Continue reading

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It’s A Small Island After All

Yesterday I had one of those “small world” experiences that reinforces the idea that there aren’t many degrees of separation between all of us (and Kevin Bacon). Every Wednesday I volunteer at the Brooklyn Historical Society, helping Oral History Coordinator … Continue reading

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