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Extinct in the wild: news reports – part 2

The previous post to this blog, Extinct in the wild: news reports – part 1, concerned newspaper reports published the day after the “last wild” California condor was captured on 19 April 1987. 767 more words

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Ball State Digital Media Repository reaches 1 million items, features student collections

A nice feature by a student journalist Mary Freda on the work my History in the Digital Age class is doing with the Ball State University Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections folks.

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Imagining a Better Wikipedia

A few months ago at PubComm, on a whim, I attended a workshop titled “Avoiding the Seven Deadly Sins of Wikipedia: Understanding and Working with Wikipedia Culture” by Mary Mark Ockerbloom, the Wikipedian-in-Residence at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. 532 more words

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History exists because we say it does

This is not a traditional history blog. I don’t seek to enlighten people about old wars or dead white men, nor do I endeavour to worship the cult of fetishized antiquity. 176 more words

Digital History

Extinct in the wild: news reports – part 1

Thirty years ago today, 19 April 1987, the “last wild” California condor was captured and taken to the San Diego Wild Animal Park.

In this post I note reports of this event that were published the next day in 4 major newspapers. 599 more words

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A Historian's Guide to Researching and Archiving (Series Introduction)

A few weeks ago, a UA professor asked me to come speak to his qualitative research methods class, a requirement for first-year students in the LAS MA program. 244 more words

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Black & white photos from journals and & magazines: 1908-1985

The 12 excellent photos in this post show a California condor being a California condor (one of the photos shows a pair of condors). These photos deserve to be seen, not hidden away on bookshelves or in boxes. 237 more words

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