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Sometimes a Man Just Wants a Good Cigar

Matthew Schaefer

Sometimes, for an archivist, what you learn while looking up other things is more interesting than the original topic.  Recently a patron sought information on Herbert Hoover’s dealings with Cuba.  495 more words

Herbert Hoover

Proving An Ancestor's Birthday

Genealogists frequently have difficulty finding good evidence of 19th century (or earlier) ancestors’ dates of birth or death. As you’ll read in The Value of Knowing Your Birthday… 21 more words

Inspired By Genius And Serendipity

This morning as I was preparing my wife’s lunch and coffee for her day at work she talked of trying to get some good music stations loaded on our Roku streaming device. 598 more words


Nearly 100 Years Later; White Sox/Giants But The Games Are Meaningless

One hundred years ago the Chicago White Sox defeated the New York Giants in that year’s (1917) World Series.

The two teams each experiencing woeful seasons, expected for the projected 69 win White Sox and utterly disappointing for the “projected” 88 win Giants, meet in a meaningless series beginning tonight in Chicago. 135 more words

Home Improvements at Camp Rapidan

by Matthew Schaefer

Even before entering the White House, the Hoovers determined that they would need to escape Washington DC’s notorious summer heat and humidity.  Given their love of the outdoors, the Hoovers’ purchase and development of a summer camp on the Rapidan River in Virginia came as no surprise.  458 more words

Herbert Hoover

Hoover: His Life and Times

I received a free Kindle copy of Hoover: HIs Life and Times by Kenneth Whyte courtesy of Net Galley and Knopf Doubleday the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review to Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my history book review blog. 283 more words


The Original Big Mac Attack

Donald Trump’s Strangest Bedfellows: Part 24

The Original Big Mac Attack

This is Part 24 of a blog series titled “Donald Trump’s Strangest Bedfellows.”
Although each entry in the series has some information and commentary that… 6,367 more words

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