Tag Archives: Obituary

Farewell, Dear Friend: David Darlington, 1977—2011

The death, on the last day of May, of David Darlington, associate editor of Perspectives on History, coeditor of the AHA’s Directory of History Departments, Historical Organizations, and Historians, co-manager of the annual meeting Job Center, and an invaluable colleague, came as a shock to all of us here at 400 A Street. It was a shock even to those of us who knew that behind his stoic smile and exemplary dedication to his work, David characteristically hid the pain and the suffering from the colon cancer that finally took his life at the unconscionably young age of 34. Article By: Pillarisetti Sudhir, Chris Hale, and Robert B. Townsend

Robert Griffith (1940-2011)

Robert Griffith, American University, died on January 25, 2011. A gifted administrator and scholar, he served the American Historical Association as co-moderator of the department chairs’ listserv and as chair of the Local Arrangements Committee for the 2004 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. The Organization of American Historians has awarded him the Roy Rosenzweig Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions as treasurer from 2008–10. Article By: Debbie Ann Doyle
January 28, 2011

What We’re Reading: July 29, 2010 Edition

Our timely links this week include an obituary for broadcaster Daniel Schorr, the first declassification report from the National Declassification Center, news on the 20th anniversary of the ADA, the re-release of Senator Byrd's musical album, a brief history of data visualization, and a new site for creating courses. If you're looking for a good read this summer check out NPR's list of historical fiction. Finally, check out our collection of image-related links, including the Library of Congress' Great Depression color photographs, Harvard Law School Library's legal portraits, food posters from World Wars I and II, and some historic D.C. photos. Article By: Elisabeth Grant and Vernon Horn