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Photograph of Karina Trujillo after graduation.

Reflections on a remote internship

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Hello! My name is Karina. During the Spring of 2022, I had the honor of interning for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). I worked remotely on the History Unfolded project with Eric Schmalz, the community manager, who tailored the internship for my career goals. My main goals were to explore career paths within museums and strengthen my research and outreach skills. Thanks to the experience I had with this amazing institution and staff, I have furthered my goals.  

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Deerfield High School

A Look Behind the Scenes of History Unfolded

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Hello! My name is Megan and I have been the intern here at History Unfolded for the past year! Over the course of my internship I have reviewed hundreds of phenomenal submissions from citizen historians just like you.  I have also encountered some amazing ways the History Unfolded community has been utilizing this project. I wanted to take the time today to highlight a few of these projects! 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

Indiana Historical Bureau

Digital Spaces, Real World Conversations: An Indiana Research Sprint

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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

Why is Doris Kearns Goodwin Excited About History Unfolded?

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In 2017, we caught up with Dr. Doris Kearns Godwin during the US Holocaust Museum’s annual Tribute Dinner. Dr. Goodwin was aware of our work with History Unfolded: US Newspapers and the Holocaust. Because she is a Pulitzer Prize winner in history for her book, No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II, we were particularly interested to get her thoughts on the project. Here is what she had to say about it: