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!
Above the Fold
The History Unfolded Blog
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
Natasha Hollenbach is the Digital Projects Librarian at the Montana Historical Society (MHS). She signed up for History Unfolded in spring 2016, and has been a strong advocate for ensuring that our database includes information from “Big Sky Country.”
Meet Ms. Perry
Like most educators around the country, Jaymie Perry, a middle school teacher at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Grand Rapids, Michigan is not in it for the money. Or the fame. Or even the long summer vacations. Ms. Perry believes in the value of providing students with real-world educational experiences which will advance their opportunities in life. Read More
It All Started with a Tweet
One morning in early February 2016, (now former) History Unfolded project lead Elissa Frankle stumbled upon Arizona State University Associate Professor Matthew Delmont’s project Black Quotidian on Twitter. Read More
Dr. Jeremy Best is a professor of history at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Dr. Best, his undergraduate students, and members of the local community have been uploading articles to the History Unfolded website for nearly a year. This guest blog post is about their work.