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Salt Institute for Documentary Studies Now Has a Digital Archive

The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies now has a digital archive. From the site’s About page: “The Salt Story Archive contains almost 16,000 images, 495 radio stories, 849 writing projects, 251 short documentary video projects, more than 500 articles in 56 publications, and 3 books created by over 1,000 Salt storytellers who have attended The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies since it began in 1973. 78 more words

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UMD Class Visit (HIST 483)

On April 19, 2016, the Prange Collection welcomed a class of over 30 students from HIST483, “Modern Japan”, taught by Dr. C.R. Lilley of the UMD History Department.  187 more words


Blue Mountain Moments "My Poetry" By Doris Karren Burton

New Publication Available at Regional History Center!  June 1, 2016

This book of poetry was written by Doris Karren Burton it is based on some of her most colorful memories while growing up on Blue Mountain. 12 more words

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Walker Hall was built in 1956 on the western edge of Illinois State University’s campus. Originally built as a women’s dorm, it became a men’s dorm in 1958 when the women were moved to the newly constructed Dunn-Barton Hall. 117 more words


New Digital Archive of the Freddie Gray Protests

The Maryland Historical Archive has launched a digital archive of the Freddie Gray protests. “On Thursday, the society announced the launch of the website … which offers a searchable database of thousands of videos, photos, oral accounts, and written documents that provide a look at a range of perspectives from the unrest following Mr. 8 more words

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It's all Relative: The importance of conversing with Living Relatives

Relatives – the living ones – can be some of your best resources for getting started in researching your family tree. One of the reasons I first became interested in my family history was by listening to the stories my grandparents used to share with us kids.  517 more words

The Old Carnegie Library

The Carnegie Library was built in 1911 with the Andrew Carnegie Foundation grant that supported growing communities having free education. In the 1980’s Peterborough built a larger public library elsewhere, but needed a facility to manage the growing trend of heritage designation. 51 more words