More than a mere gallery of exhibits, the Commercial Museum of Philadelphia offered lessons in consumer culture and American empire.
Archives Readings VI
Bringing you the best and most interesting articles on archives, museums, and history 2021 has to offer.
“I Care Not Who Writes the Laws:” Mark Sullivan and Everyone’s History
When you're writing about life in the United States, what needs to be included?
James Hughes. Spanish Flu. Interview.
This 1939 interview with an old shoemaker tells how one man survived the Spanish Flu- one whiskey glass at a time.
A Case of History Locked Away in the Archives
An ancestor's experiences at a New York asylum are obscured by restrictive records laws.
Archives Readings V
Surfacing from my blog hiatus to share my most recent reading list.
Allentown State Hospital Time Capsule Unearthed
After 116 years, the material history of Allentown State Hospital's opening day sees light again.
Archives Readings IV
The latest archives/history things I've been reading.
Taylor’s Swift’s “cardigan,” But About an Archivist Collecting Records
We need more songs about archives!
Archives Reading List: Part III
More gold for your archives/history reading list.
Another Century 4k
Another Century has reached another summit in the mountains of blog readership.
“History of a Wandering Yankee” Published in Alaska History
An article three years in the making, how did Frank Felter's story finally get to print?
Blanche Butler Ames and the Work of Family History
Why do we save and share our family history? Here are some considerations.
Archives Reading List: Part II
Two dozen stories, essays, and powerful pieces about archives and how to make them (and the work of history) better.
Why Should the Historical Record Be Fuller?
There are real consequences to bad history. Archivists can help you with that.