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Archiving the Pandemic @ the CDC Museum

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In March 2020, working from home, curators and archivists from the David J. Sencer CDC Museum began to plan for how best to collect the tsunami of pandemic content being generated amid the emerging COVID-19 public health crisis. A collection solely focused on CDC internal responses would be inadequate to show the breadth of the pandemic. Read More

In support of a National Museum of the American Latino at the Smithsonian

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On December 21, 2020, as part of the omnibus spending bill, Congress approved a National Museum of the American Latino (along with a Smithsonian Women’s History Museum).[1] This approval came after a previous effort was blocked by Senator Mike Lee of Utah who argued that such efforts to create new museums were divisive and that the existing Smithsonian buildings—not separate new ones—were the appropriate places to explore histories of Latinx people and women. Read More

Atlanta: Immigrant gateway of the globalized South

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Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of posts from members of the Local Arrangements Committee for the NCPH 2020 annual meeting which will take place from March 18 through March 21 in Atlanta, Georgia.

You may be surprised to learn that one of the largest Hindu temples in the United States is located just outside Atlanta, and that the city is home to the second-largest Bhutanese community in the country. Read More

The Atlanta BeltLine: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

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Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of posts from members of the Local Arrangements Committee for the NCPH 2020 annual meeting which will take place from March 18th through March 21st in Atlanta, Georgia.

Like many sunbelt cities, Atlanta’s origins are more engineered than organic. Read More

Project Showcase: The U.S. Senate and Women’s Fight for the Vote

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Recently, the U.S. Senate Historical Office launched an online exhibit commemorating the centennial of the Senate’s passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution. “The U.S. Senate and Women’s Fight for the Vote” joins a number of initiatives, commemorative activities, and celebrations focused on the national women’s suffrage centennial that are occurring across the United States. Read More

“The Pride Guide”: Where the personal meets the professional in public history practice

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Editors’ Note: This post is the second of two History@Work pieces inspired by the current special issue of The Public Historian: “Queering Public History,” Vol. 41, No. 2. You can read additional LGBTQ reports from the field in this NCPH ePublication, which complements The Public Historian issue and these blog posts. Read More

Veterans’ perspectives, and the great task remaining

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Army nurse Norma J. Griffiths-Boris returned from Vietnam not just with haunting memories of unpreventable death—smells of burned flesh, sights of traumatic head wounds—but also with a powerful impression of her non-traditional work environment. At war, she and fellow nurses held positions of authority. Read More