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The Streets of Old Cairo at the Turn of the 20th Century (1900-1936)

These photos of “The City of a Thousand Minarets” from the turn of the century to the 1930s capture it at a time of rapid sprawl and population growth, as its residents chafe against a British occupation which lasted from 1882 to 1956….Under the rule of Isma’il Pasha from 1863 to 1879, newer sections of the city were built with modern, Paris-style boulevards and avenues, moving the heart of the city away from historic Old Cairo.

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An amateur's trip to the archives (Part 1)

A guest post by Lu Tolu. Lu is one of 11 community curators working with the People’s History Museum on our new exhibition on the fight for LGBT+ rights. 555 more words

Latino Conservation Week: Villa Victoria, IBA, and Puerto Rican Culture in Boston

As promised in my last blog post, I am going to use this blog post to talk more extensively about our Latino Conservation Week experiences at Northeastern University. 1,872 more words


Finding Aid Friday: General Mills Pathfinder Edition

This quickie edition of Finding Aid Friday was inspired by the news making its way around my Facebook feed: Those delightful little marshmallows scattered in boxes of Lucky Charms cereal (or a product incredibly similar to them) are available for purchase on… 216 more words


wine and blog :)

I sipped wine and skimmed the last 5 years of blogging. Alas, it didn’t really help with my “what was I doing, when?”  as much as I’d hoped.   236 more words

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#FundingFriday: 5 Federal Grants Posted This Week

Every month, scores of federal funding opportunity announcements are posted to Grants.gov. Here are five highlights from this week by the Department of the Interior, the Department of Education, National Archives and Records Administration, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Commerce. 385 more words


5000 years



wiki: The city of Athens, with its famous Acropolis, has come to symbolize the whole of the country in the popular imagination, and not without cause. 211 more words