This week we learned of the retirement of House Historian Robert V. Remini after five years on the job. See also a silly video from the University of Bergen (Norway) against plagiarism that comically crosses the line itself (how many film and television references can you count?), watch the finals from National History Day live online, read an NPR story about World War II’s oddest operation, learn of the Oral History Program at the University of North Texas, and follow the history of housing finance. Finally, it’s not too early to start planning for your trip to Boston for the 2011 annual meeting. Check out an article on the city’s best used bookstores.
Article By: David Darlington, Debbie Ann Doyle, Elisabeth Grant, Jessica Pritchard, and Robert B. Townsend
On November 13, David Ferriero, the former Andrew W. Mellon Director of the New York Public Libraries, was sworn in as the tenth Archivist of the United States...
Article By: Lee White, Executive Director of the National Coalition for History
In the news this week, AHA member Douglas Greenberg receives a top honor from Phi Beta Kappa, David Ferriero is questioned at his confirmation hearing to become Archivist of the United States, and history professor Merrill D. Peterson passes away at age 88. We also link to a study of Google Scholar by Library Journal
, and take a look at The Historical Society blog. Then read two articles on archiving papers (those of Supreme Court Justices and historians). Finally, watch videos and lectures on the new Anne Frank YouTube channel and the Forum Network.
Article By: Arnita A. Jones, Elisabeth Grant, Vernon Horn, and Robert B. Townsend