Above the Fold
The History Unfolded Blog
This video is for educators who have set up groups. It explains how to view groups, how to keep track of student submissions, and how to see comments the History Unfolded review team leaves for students.
Welcome to History Unfolded: US Newspapers and the Holocaust, a project of the United States Holocaust Museum. History Unfolded asks students, teachers, and history buffs to help us discover what information was available to Americans about the Holocaust as it was happening and how Americans responded to that information. Read More
If you are not familiar with newspapers.com, we have created a brief overview of how to search for and submit articles from newspapers.com to History Unfolded. All History Unfolded participants can sign up for a week of free access to Ancestry’s newspapers.com archives during Fall 2021 from October 18-24, November 15-21, and December 6-12. Read More
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
Thousands of project volunteers around the country have contributed to History Unfolded since November 2015. Their motivations for getting involved vary. Some are students working on an assignment. Some already volunteer at local history institutions. Some proudly identify as research or history nerds. Others have a deep personal connection to the history itself. David Laks’s story is one of many we have learned about over the years. Read More
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 email@example.com, or call me at 202-382-0211.