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Newspapers.com Overview

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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

1 June 2016, Teacher Jennifer Goss and her students use and give testimonials about the History Unfolded Program in Staunton, Virginia.

High Priority Research Explained

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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

Dave's mother Helen with her granddaughter (Alexandra) and her great-granddaughter (Samantha)

One Project Volunteer’s Story

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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

American University students under Professor Susan Erenrich submit articles during Fall 2017.

History Unfolded Turns Two!

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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