One of the goals for History Unfolded is to develop a representative sample of newspaper reporting in each of the fifty states in order to facilitate scholarly research and comparative data analysis. Toward that end, the Museum has identified the two newspapers, or in some cases three, with the highest circulation in each state in 1940. We have set a goal to publish findings from these two newspapers for each event module in each state. Read More
Above the Fold
The History Unfolded Blog
One of the goals for History Unfolded was to provide research in support of the special exhibition Americans and the Holocaust, which opened to the public on April 23, 2018. Were we successful? Hear from the exhibition’s lead curator and historian to find out!
Judith Haran, a veteran citizen historian who has submitted over 200 articles to the History Unfolded website, recently created a video tutorial explaining how to find newspaper articles for this project. She created the video for the reference and benefit of all other project volunteers who may be interested.
Year In Review: 2017
On November 17, 2017, History Unfolded turned 2. Now that the project is entering its third year, we want to take a moment to reflect on where we have been and where we hope to go from here. One of our most exciting updates is that we have extended our end date for accepting submissions to spring 2021. Thus, there is plenty of time to get involved if you have not had time to contribute research yet. Read More
Hi! My name is Eric Schmalz. I am your community manager. In a nutshell, I exist to help you! If you have any questions about how to do research, if you are curious about the project in general, or if you want to get even more involved, I’m your go-to person. Send me a tweet @Eric_USHMM, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call me at 202-382-0211.
The story of Dr. Michael Siegel illustrates the challenge facing Americans who sought accurate news about Nazi atrocities during the 1930s and 1940s. In this guest post, David Klevan, History Unfolded’s education outreach specialist, describes what the American press got right and wrong about Dr. Siegel’s experiences in Munich during World War II.
Jill Weiss Simins is a historian at the Indiana Historical Bureau (IHB) who works on Hoosier State Chronicles (HSC), a free database of digitized Indiana newspapers. Over the past year and a half, she has been contributing to the History Unfolded project and writing about what Hoosiers knew about the events leading up to the Holocaust for the Hoosier State Chronicles Blog. Read More